Forensic EMDR Conundrums, this system is alarmed! - Alice Hucker and Katie Peters



Forensic EMDR Conundrums, this system is alarmed!
30th November 2023 – 6.30pm – 8.30pm – Online via Zoom


This webinar provides an introduction into the critical intersection of risk assessment and trauma work when engaging with young people with forensic histories. Participants will consider dynamic risk assessments and the pivotal role of trauma work, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), plays in preventing recidivism. The course emphasizes the dual identity of many forensic clients as both offenders and victims to support tailoring interventions to address the unique needs of each client.

Throughout the webinar, the presenters will examine the multifaceted challenges that professionals encounter when working with young people in this client group at each stage of the 8-stage protocol. By identifying and addressing these challenges, participants will begin to develop an understanding of the client experience and enhance their therapeutic effectiveness. Participants will explore strategies and best practices for overcoming systemic barriers, fostering a more supportive and successful environment for the young people they support.


Katie Peter is a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner. She has worked with young people for over 15 years. She has worked with young people with forensic histories within the prison service, residential care and a therapeutic community. She is committed to supporting young people in moving forward in understanding offending in the context of adverse childhood experiences.

Alice Vine (Hucker) is an experienced Psychologist, and EMDR Child and Adolescent Consultant who currently works in private practice.  She previously led an NHS Forensic Child and Adolescent Service in Lincolnshire. She is a Registered and Chartered Forensic Psychologist.   Alice has experience of providing assessment and treatment, working predominantly with Looked After Children, Adopted Children and young people whose behavioural difficulties have brought them into contact with criminal justice agencies, or have caused them to be excluded from educational settings. For this type of work, Alice works with children, their families and involved professionals in order to gain an understanding of the specific circumstances which may have contributed towards their difficulties.

2 CPD points have been approved for this event.

This event is being recorded and is available for 28 days only after the event.