The End of the Sentence: The Future of Psychotherapy with Female Offenders

Editor : Pamela Stewart, Editor : Jessica Collier

The End of the Sentence: The Future of Psychotherapy with Female Offenders

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 2019
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 190
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Category 2 :
    Forensic
  • Catalogue No : 40251
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367074326
  • ISBN 10 : 9780367074

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HMP Holloway was the biggest women's prison in Europe, historically holding many infamous female criminals and eliciting intrigue and fascination from the public. The End of the Sentence documents the rich and varied psychotherapeutic work undertaken by dedicated specialists in the intense and often difficult environment where attempts to provide psychological security were often undermined by conflicting ideas of physical security.

The chapters detail the complexity and struggle to establish relationships with often resistant staff, the prisoners themselves, and the wider social environment which culminated in the closure of the prisson and the moving of the women out of the city. The End of the Sentence examines the eternal effort to find closure and experience a "good ending" when the possibility of a new beginning may seem remote.

About the Editor(s)

Jessica Collier is an art psychotherapist and clinical supervisor working with women in the female prison estate and women and men with complex personalities in the criminal justice system. She lectures nationally and internationally on forensic art psychotherapy and has published widely, focusing on trauma and unconscious re-enactments in forensic institutions and wider society. Jessica is co-convenor of the Forensic Arts Therapies Advisory Group, visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire and senior lecturer at the University of Roehampton. She is co-editor of the International Journal of Forensic Psychotherapy.

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