When Sex Goes Off the Rails | York

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Date(s) - 21/06/2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

St Bede's Pastoral Centre


CPD Hours six


The process by which clients who have sexual compulsivity can cross over into committing sexual offences on the internet.

The morning session will include the following:
  • Brief overview of what is sexual addiction/compulsivity
  • Introduction to compulsive use of porn; young people and sexual dysfunctions
  • Exploring escalation, cravings, dual addictions
  • Overview of aetiology and why assessment is important
  • Tackling what is out of control to crossing the line

The afternoon session will include the following:

  • Types of sexual offending on the internet
  • Theories of why individuals commit sexual offending
  • Are internet sexual offenders addicted?
  • The risk of internet offenders crossing over into contact offending
  • Counselling interventions with internet sexual offences


09:30 – Registration & Coffee

09:45 – Introductions and a brief overview of what is sexual addiction/compulsivity and an introduction to compulsive use of porn

11:30 – Coffee

11:45 – Porn, young people & sexual dysfunctions, Exploration of escalation, cravings, dual addictions, aetiology and importance of assessment

13:00 – Lunch

13:45 – The process by which clients who have sexual compulsivity can cross over into committing sexual offences on the internet– different types of sexual offending on the internet, and theories about why individuals sexually offend in such ways. Risk factors with regard to clients crossing over int0 contact offending are provided.

15:30 – Tea

15:45 – A composite, fictional case study is examined. Various good practice pointers, interventions and useful questions are suggested which could be employed with this client group. 

16:20Feedback on learning, evaluation and close


Presented by Ian Baker and Dr Andrew Smith

Ian Baker’s experience gained as a relational and psychosexual therapist led him to work within the field of Sex Addiction Therapy. He runs a private practice in Sheffield and has became a trustee of ATSAC, recently became vice-chair. He also trained and works with STOPSO. Ian undertook work at the University of Sheffield where he gained experience working with adults and young adults (18-25). Ian has also worked with young adults in the voluntary sector with South Yorkshire Eating Disorder Association; running recovery groups for the universities, as well as a student support drop in service. Prior to qualifying as a psychotherapist, Ian ran expeditions in Patagonia training young adults and adults in survival and wilderness first aid.

Dr Andrew Smith has worked in the area of sex offending as an expert witness for 14 years, first with Ray Wyre Associates, then with the Lucy Faithfull Foundation from 2006 until 2015. He was awarded a PhD by Cardiff University in 2010 on strengths-based approaches to sex offending, and is a regular contributor to journals and books. He is a qualified probation officer and counsellor, with an M.A. in Solution Focused Therapy from Birmingham University, a Certificate in Rogerian Therapy, a Certificate in Psycho/Social Groupwork and a Professional Certificate in Treating Sex Addiction. He is a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a member of and recognised therapist with ATSAC (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity). He regularly trains social workers, therapists and other child protection professionals in the area of sexual risk.   His book – Counselling Male Sexual Offenders: a Strengths-Focused Approach was published by Routledge in 2017.


Terms and Conditions

The full fee for each training day is £115 for COSRT members and £125 for non-members. Cheques should be made payable to COSRT in GB pounds sterling. Payment must be received by COSRT before the training day. Confirmation and details of your booking will be emailed to you.

Cancellations must be made in writing. There is an administrative charge of £20 per person for cancellations received up to six weeks prior to the training day. Thereafter no refund is possible. To substitute a delegate please call the COSRT office (020 8543 2707) at least seven days prior to the event.

COSRT reserves the right to change the venue or speakers due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a training day being cancelled, a full refund will be made, but COSRT disclaims any further liability.

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