1st Edition

Psychological Therapy in Prisons and Other Settings

Edited By Joel Harvey, Kirsty Smedley Copyright 2010
    300 Pages
    by Willan

    300 Pages
    by Willan

    This book examines a range of therapeutic approaches used in prisons and other secure settings and explores the challenges in such work.

    The approaches include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive-Analytic Therapy (CAT), Attachment-Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Systemic Psychotherapy. It provides insights into debates about providing therapy in prisons and other secure settings and discusses specific topics such as mental health in-reach teams, working with women in prison, therapy within therapeutic communities and therapy with black and minority ethnic groups.

    This book addresses developments in mental healthcare by the National Health Service (NHS) within prisons and on-going policy developments which aim to improve access to psychological therapies for prisoners. The contributors draw on experience both in clinical psychology and forensic psychology, as well as psychotherapy and criminology. They draw on experience too in a range of environments, including juvenile and young offender establishments, local prisons and dispersal prisons.

    Psychological Therapy in Prisons and Other Secure Settings will be essential reading for people who work to improve the psychological wellbeing of individuals in prisons and other secure settings.

    Foreword, Graham J. Towl  1. Introduction, Joel Harvey and Kirsty Smedley  2. Therapy and Mental Health in-reach Teams, Alice Mills and Kathleen Kendall  3. Attachment Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Mary Haley  4. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Adolescents in Secure Settings, Kirsty Smedley  5. Cognitive Analytic Therapy with Young Adult Offenders, Abigail Willis  6. Systemic Psychotherapy in Prison, David Shelton  7. Working with Trauma in a Prison Setting, Andrew Rogers and Heather Law  8. Therapeutic Practice with Women in Prisons and Other Secure Settings, Jules Pearson  9. Therapy with Black and Minority Ethnic People in Prisons and Secure Mental Health settings: keeping race in mind, Frank Lowe and Jules Pearson  10. The Role of Therapeutic Communities in Forensic Settings: developments, research and adaptations, Richard Shuker and John Shine  11. Therapy and Offending Behaviour Programmes, Danny Clark


    Joel Harvey, Kirsty Smedley