Training, consultancy and supervision

Training

We deliver a range of staff training events relating to Psychology and criminal behaviour.  Our training events can be tailored to meet the needs of the referrer.  Some examples of recent training events that we have delivered include:

  • Understanding and managing risk of offending
  • New developments in offender therapy and assessment: the influence of positive psychology
  • Functional assessments of offending behaviour
  • Understanding offence paralleling behaviours
  • Improving client engagement and working with resistance
  • Understanding and working with personality disorder

Consultancy

Psychological knowledge can be used to provide advice and consultancy services to agencies, organisations and practitioners who manage offenders.  Our aim is to provide a responsive, collaborative and accessible service that empowers and up-skills staff working with an offender group.  One particular area of expertise is providing support and consultancy for agencies managing clients with personality disorder and we have worked with the National Probation Service in this capacity for a number of years.  Other popular services that we provide include:

  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • Improving client engagement and compliance
  • Managing symptoms of mental health or personality disorder
  • Behaviour management planning
  • Maintaining staff well-being

Supervision

We provide supervision services for practitioners working with offenders and for Forensic Psychologists in Training.  Supervision is tailored to meet the needs of the supervisee and supports their development through collaborative sessions and knowledge sharing.  Our Psychologists have supervised staff, psychology trainees and students within HM Prison Service, National Probation Service, Cardiff Metropolitan University, private psychiatric hospitals and G4S. Examples of supervision that we have provided include:

  • Academic supervision for university students
  • Clinical supervision of Forensic Psychologists in Training
  • Supervision of Risk Assessments
  • Supervision of Therapeutic Interventions and Offending Behaviour Programmes
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