Melissa Grady_photoMuch of our work as clinicians focuses on the survivors of abuse in their healing journey. Perpetrators remain more of the “other,” the ones who have traumatically altered the lives of our clients. Indeed, considering the life and experiences of perpetrators is unsettling. In this candid workshop, Melissa Grady discusses the ethical issues involving the role of clinicians in the treatment of perpetrators.

Melissa Grady is clinical faculty in the UNC-CH School of Social Work and has a private practice in Durham. Dr. Grady has worked with sex offenders at a community mental health center, where she facilitated therapy groups, including groups for female sex offenders and for parents of adolescent offenders. She continues to research and write about the effects of interventions in this population.