SoRECS is pleased to announce that it offers a certificated training programme in helping individuals recover from sociopathic abuse.

The course is open to members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). It is also open to individuals who have some form of helping role (volunteers, charity staff) and to police and other professionals of the criminal justice sector.

The training is delivered 2 days a week for 4 weeks, after which therapists and counsellors who attend the course and who wish to be included on the charity’s directory undertake a short written assignment, which they must satisfactorily pass.

  • Takes place in Knightsbridge, London
  • Next course is December – please contact for  dates
  • Cost is £1000. Course fee to be paid in full before course start. Includes lunch and refreshments each day .
  • A free copy of the book The Empathy Trap: Understanding Antisocial Personalities.
  • There’s a webinar option so that people can join in live on the day and interact. In addition, the event will be recorded and available to purchase as webinar video after the event as well.

To book contact

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SoRECS also offers a one-day awareness course on emotional abuse, available to all. Costs £130 per person – see link below


For information contact

Trainer: Dr Jane McGregor

Jane McGregor, Ph. D. is a freelance researcher and author. She previously worked as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, and as a clinical practitioner in the NHS and U.K. charitable sector. She was a recipient of a Wellcome Trust Ph. D. scholarship and holds a doctorate in public health. She has particular interest and expertise in the following areas: addiction, entrenched behaviour, behaviour change and personality disorder.

In recent years Jane has devoted time to writing books and delivering training. She has written a body of research papers and publications on addiction, she is author of Drink and the City (Nottingham University Press, 2012), co- author of The Empathy Trap: Understanding Antisocial Personalities (Sheldon Press, 2013), its American counterpart, The Sociopath at the Breakfast Table, and Danish version, Sociopaten ved morgenbordet, a further book, Coping with Difficult Families (Sheldon Press, 2014), and French version, Quand un parent vous gâche la vie. Her latest publication is titled Coping with Aggressive Behaviour (Sheldon Press, 2017). She is currently collaborating on a book about coping with high stress in the emergency services and military.

For further information or to book a place on the next available course contact

Upon request SoRECS also offers bespoke training programmes, talks and workshops to organisations.

We also offer low cost training to educational establishments, local authorities, and health care sector and the criminal justice sector on a variety of topics including how to deal with sociopathic abuse.



SoRECS – The Society for Research into Empathy, Cruelty & Sociopathy