The End of the Sentence

Psychotherapy with Female Offenders
Routledge (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 15. Januar 2019
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  • 210 Seiten
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978-0-429-66799-2 (ISBN)

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

Women commit crime most often in the context of poverty, addiction and transgenerational violence or trauma, familial cycles of offending and imprisonment which are often overlooked. Using personal testimony and case studies, and screened through the lens of psychoanalytic theory, the book examines the enduring therapeutic and relational endeavour to find connection, closure and to experience a "good enough" ending with prisoners when the possibility of a positive new beginning often seemed remote. It also considers how the cultural and political discourse remains hostile towards women who are incarcerated, and how this may have culminated in the closure of the only female prison in London.

Through insightful real-life accounts, this insightful book also emphasizes the importance of professionals finding ways of supporting one another to offer women who have entered the criminal justice system a way to leave it. It will prove fascinating reading for forensic psychotherapists, forensic psychologists and criminologists, as well as anything interested in the criminal justice system.

  • Englisch
  • Milton
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
17 schwarz-weiße Fotos
978-0-429-66799-2 (9780429667992)
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Pamela Windham Stewart has worked for over twenty years as a psychotherapist in a number of prisons where she has developed and facilitated therapy groups for mothers and babies who are incarcerated. Pamela lectures widely and is the founder of the Saturday Forensic Forum. She has a private practice and is a clinical supervisor.

Jessica Collier is an art psychotherapist and clinical supervisor working with women in the female prison estate. She lectures widely on forensic art psychotherapy and her published work focuses on trauma and unconscious re-enactments in forensic institutions. Jessica is co-convenor of the Forensic Arts Therapies Advisory Group and visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire.

  • Cover
  • Half Title
  • Series Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Series editor's foreword
  • Editors and contributors
  • Foreword by estela welldon
  • Introduction
  • References
  • PART I: Prison and the symbolic mother
  • Chapter one
  • The violence of austerity
  • Introduction
  • The history of organisations in HMP Holloway
  • Working in the prison
  • The prison as mother
  • Autonomy and independence
  • The importance of the relationship
  • The closure of Holloway
  • Moving on
  • References
  • Chapter two
  • Twenty years in prison: reflections on the birth of the Born Inside project and psychotherapy in HMP Holloway
  • Infant observation goes to prison
  • Getting on: HMP Holloway in 1996
  • HMP Holloway 1996-1998
  • Getting going: observational material
  • July 1997: mother, Gabrielle (nineteen years) and son, Luther (seven months)
  • August 1997
  • October 1997
  • Thoughts
  • First closure: closing of the Holloway Mother and Baby Unit, 2014
  • November 2015: announcement of the closure of HMP Holloway
  • "De-canting" the therapeutic model
  • Working with colleagues
  • Endings, looking back and moving on
  • Martha (mother) drugs importation and Cinnamon (thirteen months)
  • 2018: not the end of the sentence
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter three
  • Who's holding the baby? Containment, dramatherapy and the pregnant therapist
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Finding a safe space
  • Bringing in the baby
  • "The Red Shoes": shame, scars and surviving the uncontainable
  • The mirror
  • Too close for comfort: no safe place
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • PART II: Working with institutional dynamics
  • Chapter four
  • Encountering HMP Holloway: a conversation
  • Endnote by Karen Rowe
  • Chapter five
  • Challenges: working at the boundary of confinement and freedom
  • Introduction
  • The environment
  • The work
  • Deprivation, envy and territory
  • The deprived
  • The envious
  • The territorial
  • The final verdict
  • References
  • Chapter six
  • Parallel endings: a personal reflection on the closure of HMP Holloway
  • Overview
  • The prison
  • The women's health
  • The limits of management
  • The psychological therapies service
  • Pulling the strands together
  • The ending
  • References
  • PART III: Living in prison
  • Chapter seven
  • Living and dying: a journey through the life cycle of the Onyx art therapy group for women from overseas
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Birth
  • Childhood
  • Adolescence
  • Separation
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Mid-life crisis
  • The aging process
  • Looking towards death
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter eight
  • "I will never get out of here": therapeutic work with an Imprisonment for Public Protection prisoner caught up in the criminal justice system
  • Introduction
  • Meeting Jenny
  • Cycles of offending
  • The therapeutic relationship
  • Life in prison
  • Working in therapy
  • Time passing
  • Re-enactments
  • Epilogue
  • References
  • Chapter nine
  • "I could do it on my eyelashes": holding the unthinkable for the unthinking patient
  • Introduction
  • Queen Lizzie
  • Lizzie in the prison
  • Lizzie in the group
  • Lizzie in the minds of the therapists
  • Approaching an ending
  • Final thoughts
  • References
  • PART IV: Prison and society
  • Chapter ten
  • Holloway and after: from loss to creativity
  • An overview
  • My role in the prison
  • Supervision
  • The women
  • Beverley: the persistent offender
  • Carol: the mother on the mother and baby unit
  • A personal perspective
  • Ending
  • Looking forward: Holloway United Therapies
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter eleven
  • Trauma, art and the "borderspace": working with unconscious re-enactments
  • Introduction
  • Art making as a way to survive trauma
  • Trauma re-enacted in prison
  • Working with art and trauma
  • References
  • Afterword
  • References
  • Index
"Most of the women in our prisons are troubled rather than troublesome. This book records the efforts of some remarkable people who worked in Holloway prison to help women turn their lives around." Baroness Jean Corston

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