Understanding Online Sexual Abuse

Clinical implications of working with the victim and offender

  • Award: Certificate of Attendance and Participation. CPD: 6 hours

  • Cost: €90.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)

  • Date: Saturday, 28th July 2018

  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Apply Online: This course is fully booked.


In todays clinical practices, cases are presenting with more complexities for the therapists to manage. For many therapists understanding the complexities of such a clinical presentation can be difficult to navigate.

Course Content

This workshop will begin by discussing online sexual abuse for victims, followed by online sexual offending by the perpetrator.

It will then focus specifically on the therapist in this relationship. The challenge of acknowledging our own biases from the social “GGRRAAACCEEESSS”
(Burnham:2014) perspective which considers cultural, race, religion, sex, gender, and ethnical stance.

Finally, the workshop will give an overview of what the research informs about the interventions for this client group.


  • Saturday, 28th July, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Who Should Apply:

  • This course will be of interest to mental health professionals and students who are interested in learning more about the subject area.


  • Certificate of Attendance and Participation
  • CPD: 6 hours


  • €90.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)
  • This course is part of IICP’s Summer Series and eligible for our 3 for 2 offer so book any two summer series workshops and get a third one free!

    • Note: The discount for IICP Students / Alumni and VCS Counsellors cannot be used in conjunction with the 3 for 2 offer.


Getting Started

You have the option of either applying online through our online application form or else by downloading an application form and sending it along with your payment to the IICP office.

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About the Workshop Facilitator

Eileen Finnegan
Eileen FinneganIICP CPD Lecturer
Eileen is the Clinical Director at One in Four, and she has been employed in this organisation since 2005. She has over 20 years of experience of working as a psychotherapist in a variety of settings. During the past twelve years, she has worked with individuals who have been impacted by all aspects of sexual violence. The work involves offering support to victims, offenders and families of both. Prior to joining One in Four Eileen worked in private practice and with Family Resource centres.