When you respond to a report of sexual harassment you are entering complex social and psychological terrain. In order to be able to navigate this terrain with confidence you need to be able to work in a way that is trauma-informed, avoids the common misconceptions about sexual harm, has an understanding of why sexual harassment happens in the first place and is able to make the most out of verbal accounts as these reports rarely have any other kind of evidence. You also need to be able to look after your own wellbeing whilst holding the responsibility of navigating what can sometimes feel like impossible terrain.
Ensure your staff are supported in this task by giving them a firm grounding in the psychology of sexual harassment from a leading expert in the field. Dr Nina Burrowes has spent her career educating investigating police officers, lawyers, judges and therapists across the UK and overseas on the complex psychology of sexual harm. This course will provide you a firm understanding of:
- How to work with people who report sexual harassment in a way that is trauma-informed
- The psychology behind the perpetrators of sexual harm so that you can focus your enquiry on their behaviour too.
- How to conduct interviews with both those who report sexual harm and those who are accused of sexual harm.
- The central role of consent in your investigation.
- How to look after your own well being in the process of conducting investigations.
Upon purchase you will have access to this course indefinitely. This course comes with a 6 hour CPD certificate.
Dr Nina Burrowes
Our founder Dr Nina Burrowes is a psychologist and nationally recognised expert on the psychology of sexual harassment, sexual violence and domestic abuse. A regular educator of police officers, prosecutors, barristers, judges, therapists, healthcare professionals and university staff Dr Burrowes is the author of two books on sexual abuse and the presenter of the BBC’s ‘Rape on trail. Is the jury out?’
Nina is Patron of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre.