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Interventions in Criminal Justice

A handbook for counsellors and therapists working in the criminal justice system

Price: £25.00
A textbook for working in the criminal justice system written by leading figures in the field of working therapeutically with offenders.
Author(s): Peter Jones

This handbook, edited by Peter Jones, a leading figure in the field of working therapeutically with offenders, brings together the experiences and expertise of a range of practitioners who work within criminal justice and provides a broad and informative account of a variety of intervention techniques. From pharmacological approaches through to the treatment of various specific conditions, and on to the use of poetry and art by prisoners, it offers a series of thought-provoking chapters to inform the practice of anyone who works with this vulnerable population.

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Probation officers, social workers, counsellors, psychologists who work within the criminal justice system. 
ISBN: 9781908993113
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 02 November 2012

Chapter 1: Working with offenders with personality disorders; Chapter 2: One body, many voices: the complexity of working with a patient with dissociative identity disorder; Chapter 3: The role of the arts as an intervention with offenders in prison; Chapter 4: Beautiful sentence: poetry as a therapeutic intervention; Chapter 5: The potential of prison health; Chapter 6: A gender responsive approach to female sex offenders; Chapter 7: Drug treatment and harm reduction in prisons; Chapter 8: Suicide, attempted suicide and self-injury in prisons; Chapter 9: The perils and promise of multidisciplinary working; Chapter 10: Cognitive behavioural therapy; Chapter 11: Working with women who self-harm in prison settings

Peter Jones has an extensive background in mental health and has trained as a counsellor since graduating with a diploma in counselling in 1997. In 1999 he obtained an MA in counselling from Ripon York St John University.

Peter is a recognised national leader in working with victims of sexual violence and trauma, both within the prison and mental health arenas. He has developed models of practice and pioneered work in this area both, within and outside of the prison setting over the last 10 years. It is this work that has challenged him to explore more deeply the nature of regimes and their relationship to the patient/prisoner and the healthcare worker, and their impact on health. He has published a number of articles in this field. 

Peter chairs and leads the Well-being in Prisons Higher Education Network, founded in 2010 in partnership with Mental Health in Higher Education. He also chairs a specialist interest group within the World Health Organization in relation to working with sexual violence and trauma within custodial settings. In 2007 Peter founded the Counselling in Prisons Network, primarily to promote best practice and develop excellence in relation to therapy within the custodial setting. In 2009, he was awarded a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) fellowship, which recognises his distinguished contribution to counselling and psychotherapy in general, and to the development of BACP.