Global Perspectives on Interventions in Forensic Therapeutic Communities
A Practitioner’s Guide
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Global Perspectives on Interventions in Forensic Therapeutic Communities: A Practitioner’s Guide explores the validity and effectiveness of secure settings as therapeutic communities (TCs). Rooted in practice, this book examines the transferability of approaches within international TCs to other forensic settings, while considering how the environment contributes to effectiveness.
In this volume, Akerman and Shuker bring together leading clinicians from across the world to offer insight into critical topics, including the impact of gang membership on therapeutic process and the community, how core creative therapies are integrated, and how the model is applied in international settings and across varied contexts. Leading clinicians draw on rare reports and papers to explain the therapeutic community model while keeping the diverse contexts within which it is practiced in mind. The book provides a much-needed global perspective on the diverse role TCs have across forensic services
This ground-breaking book is valuable reading for forensic and clinical psychologists, counsellors, social workers, and psychiatrists working in secure prison or rehabilitation settings, as well as students in these fields.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Practice Perspectives
1. Changing the Game: An intervention addressing the impact of former gang members on the therapeutic process.
Geraldine Akerman and Carine Minne
2. A Community of Women in Prison: More than a Voice – Therapeutic use of Visual and Psychodramatic Arts
Vicky Gavin, Shepal*, Amaal* and Claudia Vau
3. Supervision as extradition in a prison TC
Steve Shaw and Gary Winship
4. Opbygningsgarden’s drug rehabilitation programme at Kragkovhede prison in Denmark. Hanne Holm Hage-Ali and Johnny Lindblad Reinhardt
Part 2 Research Perspectives
5. Evidence for the effectiveness of Democratic Therapeutic Communities
6. Relationships work: Residents’ experience of making changes through therapy and core creative therapy in a prison therapeutic community
Gareth Ross and Natalie Bond
7. Evaluating the efficacy of Core Creative Psychotherapies within Therapeutic Communities at HMPPS Grendon
Jo Augustus and Jinnie Jefferies
8. Quality measurement ‘from within’ in Russian addiction rehabilitation centers
Background, design and results of a Norwegian-Russian cooperation project
Virginie Debaere, Kenneth Arctander Johansen and Ruslan Isaev
9. Therapeutic communities for substance abusers in correctional settings: The American experience
Part 3 Narrative Perspectives and Developments
10. The "gentle" revolution of new Therapeutic Communities for individuals that have a history of offending behaviour with mental disorders in Italy. Closure of old Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals (FPH) end opening of therapeutic Residences for the Execution of Security Measures (RESM)
11. The Therapeutic Community in California Prisons: A Narrative
Rod Mullen and Naya Arbiter
12. The Keteha Promitheas TC in Greece
13. Hosting nurseries in prisons: Prison-based ‘mothers with babies’ units as therapeutic communities
Jacqui Johnson and Andrew Frost
14 Collaboration, cohesion and belonging: Can prison therapeutic communities provide a framework for imprisonment?
Geraldine Akerman is a Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist, and Principal Psychologist at HMP Grendon and Springhill. She is Chair of the Division of Forensic Psychology.
Richard Shuker is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist and Head of Clinical Services at HMP Grendon, a therapeutic community prison for long term prisoners with complex personality needs, where he leads the clinical provision and research programme.