Sexual Harassment and Rape: The Role of Power and Control in Sexual Violence A workshop with Christiane Sanderson
This workshop aims to explore the spectrum of sexual violence, in a contemporary context: from sexual intimidation to harassment, sexual abuse and rape. We examine how coercive control, and the abuse of power and authority manifest in sexual violence. Specifically, we identify the range of behaviours exhibited by perpetrators – especially how shame and complicity are used to ensure secrecy and silence. We explore how such psychological manipulation further serves to reduce disclosure and reporting of sexual violence – and how, as practitioners, we can support survivors in such a way that disclosure is facilitated without the risk of re-traumatisation and secondary stigmatisation. Throughout the workshop, the range of sexual violence including male to female rape, female to male rape, male to male rape, female to female rape, transgender rape as well as rape and sexually harmful behaviour perpetrated by children will be considered. We will consider both the short term and long-term impact of sexual violence for survivors; within the context of a trauma framework. Overall, the workshop aims to: Enhance our awareness and understanding of the nature and dynamics of rape and sexual violence Equip professionals and practitioners with the skills to help restore self-worth and control to survivors Allow us to assist our clients in reclaiming their voice without the fear of being stigmatised and / or pathologized; so that they can recover and heal The workshop combines case studies and relevant theory to specifically consider: When does flirting and banter become sexual harassment The range of sexual violence The role of power and control in sexual violence The use of charm and grooming for exertion of coercive control The use of shame and complicity in ensuring silence and secrecy Barriers to disclosure and how these can be overcome The risk of stigmatisation and re-traumatisation by others such as family and friends, the media and the criminal justice system The impact and long-term effects of sexual violence and rape The importance of contextualising sexual violence and rape within a trauma framework Minimising re-traumatisation and secondary stigmatisation About the speaker Christiane Sanderson BSc, MSc. is a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Roehampton, of London with 26 years of experience working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence. She has delivered consultancy, continuous professional development and professional training for parents, teachers, social workers, nurses, therapists, counsellors, solicitors, the NSPCC, the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Committee, the Methodist Church, the Metropolitan Police Service, SOLACE, the Refugee Council, Birmingham City Council Youth Offending Team, and HMP Bronzefield. She is the author of Counselling Skills for Working with Shame, Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma: Healing from Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse, Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, 3rd edition, Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse, The Seduction of Children: Empowering Parents and Teachers to Protect Children from Child Sexual Abuse, and Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She has also written The Warrior Within: A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Sexual Violence; The Spirit Within: A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Religious Sexual Abuse Across All Faiths and Responding to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: A pocket guide for professionals, partners, families and friends for the charity One in Four for whom she is a trustee. About the Video Recording Total Run Time: 4.5 Hours Qualifies for CPD: Yes Delivery method: recordings are sent on a memory stick, to your postal address, along with notes for the day Delivery time: 14 working days from date of order

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