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Learning OutcomesAs a result of this workshop, participants will be better able to:
1) Understand compassion, callousness and cruelty from an evolutionary basis
2) Understanding the evolutionary influence on motivations
3) Conceptualise criminogenic need and risk from an evolutionary and biopsychosocial perspective
4) Engage clients in formulation and ownership of the therapeutic journey
5) Develop skills in trauma informed and compassion focused practice.
Dr Jon Taylor is a consultant forensic psychologist and psychotherapist who has worked in range of prison, secure hospital and community forensic settings for almost 30 years. With a keen interest in developing a rich understanding of the role of trauma and adversity in the lives of those who develop offending behaviours, Jon is committed to promoting and modelling a compassionate and co-operative approach to all aspects of forensic service provision. Jon has been an accredited member of the BABCP since 1995, is a trained Compassion Focused Therapist and cofounder of the CFT forensic special interest group.
Dr Kerensa Hocken is a registered forensic psychologist. She has worked with people convicted of sexual offences for 20 years and has a lead role in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service based in the Midlands region of the UK. In 2016 she was the winner of the prestigious Butler Trust award for excellence in correctional services, presented by Princess Anne. Kerensa is a trustee and co-founder of the Safer Living Foundation (SLF), a charity to prevent sexual abuse by working with those who have offended or are at risk of, committing a sexual offence. Kerensa is a member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation and cofounder of the CFT forensic special interest group.
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