Dynamic Security
288 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:15 Oct 2006
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Dynamic Security

The Democratic Therapeutic Community in Prison

Foreword by John Gunn; Edited by Michael Parker
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
'This book is well thought out and thorough examination of the challenges and opportunities of dynamic security. I would recommend this book to those who work with prisoners in the hope that some of the obvious good practice can be shared more widely and not simply retained in therapeutic-style units. There are also important policy implications, particularly in relation to climb-down, reintegration and release of prisoners.'- Prison Service Journal, March 2007Dynamic Security describes the theory, practice and management of democratic therapeutic communities (TCs) in prisons using clinical examples and case studies. The contributors explore the complexities of working in TCs and the powerful emotional impact generated in the process of therapy in the forensic setting. In particular, they focus on the previous life history of offenders in therapy and on the effect of former relationship experiences on offenders' behaviour.This book is an indispensable reference for anyone working in the forensic field in prisons, secure hospitals or dangerous and severe personality disorder (DSPD) units, including psychiatrists, psychologists, prison and probation officers, social workers, prison governors and staff, as well as students in these fields.
'This collection of essays is primarily concerned with the position, place and processes of the 'Therapeutic Community' (TC) within the Prison estate of England and Wales. This book is a welcome contribution to discussions about prison as a human(e) environment. It recognises that security and 'treatment' (in a wide range of interpretations of this word) do not have to be considered to be competing demands on the prison resources.'- Social Work and Social Sciences
Michael Parker is a Group Analyst and Clinical Supervisor at the Institute of Group Analysis in London and Director of Therapy at HMP Send, the first Democratic Therapeutic Community for women in a closed prison environment.
Foreword by John Gunn. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part 1. Theory: Origins of Criminal Behaviour. 1. Social Factors and Crime, Joseph Murray, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, Leonidas Cheliotis, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge and Shadd Maruna, reader in Criminology, Belfast University. 2. Psychiatric Factors in Criminality, Jim Ormsby, consultant psychiatrist, Regional Forensic Psychiatry Unit, Fareham, Hampshire. 3. Psychological Theories of Criminality, Jo Day, principal forensic psychologist, HM Prison Service Headquarters, London. Part 2. History of the Therapeutic Community in Prison. 4. The Historical Development of the UK Democratic Therapeutic Community, Tim Newell, former Governor of HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire. 5. Send: The Women's Democratic Therapeutic Community in Prison, Caroline Stewart, Head of Research and Development, Women's Team, HM Prison Service Headquarters, London and Michael Parker, Director of Therapy, HMP Send, Surrey. 6. Serendipity or Design? Therapeutic Community History and Maxwell Jones's Theory, Dennie Briggs, clinical psychologist, USA. Part 3. Method and Practice. 7. Assessing Risk and Need in a Prison Therapeutic Community: An Integrative Model, Richard Shuker, Head of Psychology, HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire and David Jones, wing therapist, HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire. 8. Supervision of Forensic Group Therapy, Michael Parker. 9. Through-care, After-care: What Happens After Therapy? Alan Miller, forensic psychologist, HMP Dovegate, Staffordshire. Part 4. Psychodynamic Aspects: Inside Forensic Therapy. 10. `We used to make a football out of a goat head': Working with Young Offenders in a Prison Therapeutic Community, Teresa Wood, therapy manager, HMP Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. 11. A Schema for the Transition from Cruel Object to Tender Object Relations among Drug Users in a Prison Therapeutic Community, Ronald Doctor, Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy and Clinical Director West London Mental Health NHS Trust. 12. Internal World, External Reality: From Fantasy to Reality in Violent Offending, Liz McLure, independent group analyst. 13. Changing a Life Sentence into a Life, Judy Mackenzie, Director of Therapy, HMP Gartree, Leicestershire. 14. Repeating Patterns: Sexual Abuse, Sexualised Internal Working Models and Sexual Offending, Michael Parker. Part 5. Managing the Therapeutic Community. 15. Governing Grendon Prison's Therapeutic Communities: The Big Spin, Peter Bennett, Governor of HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire. 16. Directing Therapy in the Prison Democratic Therapeutic Community, Mark Morris, consultant psychiatrist, Kneesworth House, Hertfordshire. 17. Symbiosis: Therapeutic Communities within Non-Therapeutic Community Organizations, Roland Woodward, Director of Therapy, HMP Dovegate, Staffordshire. 18. Security and Dynamic Security in a Therapeutic Community Prison, Kevin Leggett, Deputy Governor, HM Prison Service and Brian Hirons, Governor of Security at HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire. Part 6. Audit and Experience. 19. Therapy from the Inside: Experiences from Therapy, Men and Women Users' Experiences of Therapy. 20. Auditing of Prison Service Accredited Interventions, Danny Clark, forensic psychologist, HM Prison Service Headquarters, London and Jan Lees, community therapist, Francis Dixon Lodge, Leicester. Conclusion. The Contributors. Subject index. Author index.
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