Our Mentor Professional Development Academy offers a curriculum of specialist courses for practitioners and managers working in the area of child sexual exploitation.
The overall aim of the Mentor Academy is to provide you with a series of case studies, which reflect the diversity of offender behaviour and provide a theoretical structure, which can be used to practically assist in the formulation of a comprehensive risk assessment plus on-going management of an offender's behaviour.
This process has an application in a variety of professional arenas including psychology; police, both investigative and risk management; probation and social work. The programme draw heavily upon video examples of offenders discussing their experiences, thoughts and desires, which provide even the most inexperienced student with rich insights into child sex offenders.
It is structured to reflect a practical and theoretical knowledge of sex offender psychology, enabling professionals working in this highly specialist field to further develop their expertise.
Completion of 4 of the Mentor core professional development programmes entitles you to apply for the following awards, certificates and diplomas:
• Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development (Behaviour Analysis and Forensic Psychology) • Certificate of Continuing Professional Development Credit (40 points) • Graduate Diploma in Management of Specialist Professionals • Endorsed Award in Leadership and Management Certificate
On completion of the postgraduate certificate, Masters and PhD level study is available to professionals wishing to further develop their research and expertise in this area.
Final award : Masters in Professional Development (Applied Trauma Psychology).