CPD – Saturday 26th May 2018 : 10am – 4pm.

Understanding and / or working Therapeutically with the Survivors of

Sexualised Trauma(s) – Zoe Lodrick :10am – 4pm.


Program contents;

  • The neurobiology of threat:
  • why people do not usually react in ‘logical’ or ‘active’ ways when faced with intimate interpersonal threat;
  • the impact of the lack of understanding of why the person did not behave ‘logically and actively’, on the individual him or herself (often resulting in guilt, shame, and feelings of responsibility);
  • how, and why, people become vulnerable to repeated victimisation;
  • The ‘replay’ in the therapy room: • how neurobiology can help us to understand what will get ‘re-enacted’ in the therapeutic work.
  • The psychology of the offender:
  • the process that precedes offending (Finklehor’s ‘Preconditions Model’);
  • the ‘socially skilled’ sex offender; • how, and why, they target certain people;
  • what the psychology of the offender does to the psychology of the victim.
  • More neurobiology of threat:
  • the adolescent brain;
  • the specific vulnerabilities of children and, especially, teenagers to sex offenders;
  • Suggestions for utilising the above to inform how we structure our therapeutic work and, especially, how we support disclosure.
  • Working with guilt and shame:
  • the psychological underpinnings of guilt;
  • the importance of recognising that reassurance rarely reassures;
  • knowing that if you cannot believe something as fundamentally true (from the survivor’s perspective) as “it was my fault” you won’t be able to hear the other stuff the survivor wants/needs to tell you.
  • how to hear the guilt and challenge it.

Zoe Lodrick MSc, BA (Hons), Dip (psych.), Dip (Couns.), UKCP

Zoe is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and an experienced Trainer and Consultant.  She has over 20 years’ experience of providing counselling and psychotherapy to women and men who have experienced rape, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse and exploitation; and delivering training and consultation to professionals who work with victims/survivors of sexualised traumas (whether therapeutically or within the criminal justice system).

Zoe is generally recognised as having specialist knowledge/expertise with regard to human behaviour/response when faced with a perceived threat (especially interpersonal and sexual threat).

Since April 2009, Zoe has been a self-employed Trainer and Consultant and has delivered training to (amongst others): Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Association of Chief Police Officers Scotland (ACPOS), The Judicial College, numerous Chambers of The Bar, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI), Public Prosecution Service Northern Ireland (PPSNI), National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA), Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), Social Services Improvement Agency (SSIA), Local Government Improvement and Development Group (LGID), each of the 43 Police Forces in England and Wales, MOD Police, Service Prosecuting Authority (SPA), St Marys SARC Manchester, Forensic Science Service (FSS), G4S Forensic and Medical Services and Law Undergraduates at Trinity College Cambridge University.

Zoe’s website can be accessed at www.zoelodrick.co.uk


£75 – £15 non-refundable deposit, full amount to be paid by 01/05/18 via BACS

All CPD events to be held @;

Harben House
Severn Drive
Newport Pagnell
MK16 9EY.


Please email Jasmer at j.chauhan@claritythinking.com for further booking and payment information.

For further information or any queries then please contact Jasmer Chauhan directly on 07790 827259 or email j.chauhan@claritythinking.com