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MA in Forensic Practice with Children and Adolescents

Our programme is unique in that it combines the study of criminogenic processes and child developmental theories in conjunction with risk assessment, evidence based practice, assessment and treatment planning and working as an expert witness in court. These will be linked to psychological and psychotherapeutic models such as attachment theory and current neuroscience theories about the development of dissocial behaviour. It is a training that is applicable to those working with adolescents and children. The modules are focused on: Processes that influence the development of antisocial and criminal behaviour; The assessment of such behaviour; Evidence base for treatment interventions; Evidence based practice Working in court; Risk assessment and management. All the learning on the course is via self- directed and small group investigations through to whole group processing theory via a range of experiential methods and creative techniques. The training is open to practitioners with practical experience working with child and adolescent clients. We welcome qualified psychotherapists, counsellors and members of caring professions, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and youth offending and probation service practitioners. We endeavour to provide a training opportunity to the highest professional standards. The course addresses professional, ethical and legal dilemmas specific to the child and young people in the fields listed above.

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