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Using experiential and practical learning methods in treatment programmes for forensic populations

Event number: 17456
7 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Clark Baim, M.Ed., BPA, UKCP

This highly experiential workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to practice techniques and exercises for working in active, flexible ways in group and individual treatment. Much of the learning will take place in small group activities, to enhance learning and immediate application of skills in your practice.

The workshop is suitable for people working in mental health settings, corrections / criminal justice, substance abuse and recovery, anger management, sexual abuse, family violence and with related populations and in related settings. It is also suitable for students in these areas.

Learning Outcomes:

Over the course of this workshop, participants will gain an enhanced understanding and will have had the opportunity to practice skills in using a range of experiential exercises for group and one-to-one intervention. These exercises include techniques aimed at improving self-understanding, building social connections, practising life skills and promoting psychological, emotional and behavioural integration. Exercises include trust exercises, group-building activities, problem-solving exercises, skills practice role plays and theme-based activities aimed at developing self-awareness, self-management and social skills.

About the presenter(s)

Clark Baim, M.Ed., BPA, UKCP, is a Senior Trainer in Psychodrama Psychotherapy and Co-Director of the Birmingham Institute for Psychodrama in the UK. He is also the Co-Director of Change Point Ltd., a training organisation focusing on the social care, mental health, voluntary and criminal justice sectors. In the 1980s, Clark was the founder and first Director of Geese Theatre UK, using applied drama in prisons and probation. In the 1990s, he worked as a group psychotherapist for five years at HM Prison Grendon, and between 2000 and 2012 he was the Co-Lead National Trainer for Sexual Offending Groupwork Programmes run by the Probation Service in England and Wales. He has studied extensively in the Dynamic-Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation with Dr. Patricia Crittenden, and offers training in attachment theory and attachment-based practice. He has trained several thousand practitioners from many disciplines in experiential ways of working, in attachment-based practice, and in trauma-informed practice. He is the co-author and co-editor of five books and author of numerous articles and chapters in journals and books.


Registrations close: 17 May 2017

Please Note: The promo rate is a Group rate. This is for multiple registrations from organisations or groups. Please be aware that these registrations will be checked prior to the event.

Online registration


The Treacy Centre
126 The Avenue
Parkville, VIC 3052
Start date: 24/5/2017
End date: 24/5/2017
Time: 9am - 5pm


APS CFP Member $120.00
APS CFP Student Member $100.00
APS Member: $135.00
APS Student: $120.00
Non Member: $150.00

For group registrations please contact the organiser for your Promo Code


APS - College of Forensic Psychologists - VIC
Contact Tiffany Lewis
0403 795 560