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Childhood sexual abuse – Impact and Interventions

Friday 30th October 2015 at Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus

Child sexual abuse is increasingly reported in the media with a focus on its' long term psychological and psychiatric impact. Less emphasis is placed on psychological interventions which can facilitate recovery following CSA. The study day will focus on the current evidence base on psychological interventions following CSA across different populations such as adults, children and forensic populations. Preventative strategies to reduce re-victimisation will also be explored.

Who is the course intended for?

Members of the BPS Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Section
Practitioner Psychologists including Clinical, Counselling, Forensic and Educational Psychologists
Academic Psychologists with an interest in Trauma. Fellow professionals with an interest in

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • To present the latest research on evidenced based interventions for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • To learn about children and adolescents who sexually abuse and possible interventions for this group
  • To consider ways in which childhood sexual abuse may be prevented

Please note, registration for this event closed at 17.00 on Monday 19th October 2015

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224506


Friday 30th October 2015

09:30Registration and Refreshments
10:00Welcome and introduction to the day - Dr Anne Douglas, Chartered Clinical Psychologist. Honorary Secretary BPS Crisis, Disaster & Trauma Section
10:15Child sexual abuse- impact and interventions: a critical review of the existing evidence - Professor Thanos Karatzias Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Edinburgh Napier University, Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences & NHS Lothian, Rivers Centr
10:45Survive and Thrive – a psychoeducational intervention group programme for survivors of childhood sexual abuse - Dr Sandra Ferguson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, NHS Lothian
11:15Refreshment Break
11:45Child sexual abuse – the impact on parenting and possible interventions - Dr Jo McColl, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Sexual Abuse/Assault Service, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
12:15Questions and Discussion with panel
13:00Lunch break
14:00Interventions with children and adolescents who sexually abuse - Dr Troy Tranah, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Lead Psychologist for National and Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
14:30Safe and Sound- A group programme designed to enhancing safety , improve psychological well being and prevent re-victimisation in homeless women with histories of complex trauma - Dr Lisa Reynolds, Professional Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist
15:00Questions and Discussion with panel
15:45Sum up and conclusions - Professor Thanos Karatzias, Edinburgh Napier University, Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences & NHS Lothian, Rivers Centre for Traumatic Stress


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