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Webinar

Sexual Homicide: a case of sadism or panic?

20 October 2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online
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Kerry Beckley and Jackie Craissati will be discussing the key issues in assessing individuals with a sexual homicide conviction. We will start by sharing our reflections on the emotional impact of this most distressing of crimes on our own practice, before focusing on the evidence base.

Our conversation will incorporate consideration of risk assessment tools before turning to sexual homicide typologies as one of the more useful aids to assessment.

We intend to rely heavily on case material to bring these typologies to life, and this will lead us to one of the most complex areas of debate - the role and function of fantasy in understanding the offence and therefore, identifying the interventions most likely to be effective.

16:00 Welcome & Introduction
16:05 Session 1
17:10 Q&A Session
17:30 Webinar Close

Speakers

Dr Kerry Beckly

Dr Kerry Beckley is a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and has led in the development of Offender Personality Disorder strategy and is a former Lead National Assessor (Forensic) BPS, and Chair of Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology Kerry is an expert Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer.

She led the development of the schema therapy service within a high secure hospital setting where she previously worked and has specialised in the adaptation of ST for forensic clients in a variety of mental health and custodial settings. She is Chair of the International Society of Schema Therapists (ISST) Electoral Board and regularly provides expert psychological evidence including carrying out instructions from the Scottish Government and Home Office.

Dr Jackie Craissati

Dr Jackie Craissati MBE is a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Chair of an NHS Mental Health Trust, Independent Governor of the University of East London and Trustee of Samaritans. Until 2016, she was clinical director of a large and successful NHS forensic directorate, with secure hospital, prison health, and community treatment provision.

She has a national profile for her work with high risk sex offenders, personality disorder and violence, and is author of six books and over 40 publications on these subjects. In 2016, she was appointed as Chair of the Grendon (prison therapeutic community) Advisory Panel, and as Consultant Advisor across the south of England offender personality disorder pathways service.

She advises nationally on complex cases, and works with NHS England on independent serious case reviews. She was awarded an MBE in 2014 for services to mental health and is a Fellow of ATSA and Associate Fellow of the BPS.

DCP Members £10
BPS Members  £48.50

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This event may include content that some people may find upsetting or unsettling. We advise you to participate/watch at your discretion.  

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