Grendon and the Emergence of Forensic Therapeutic Communities: Developments in Research and Practice / Edition 1

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"'Shuker and Sullivan are to be congratulated for editing this wonderful collection of papers, not only in the year that HMP Grendon celebrates its 50th birthday, but also at a time when our prison population seems to be moving inexorably towards 100,000. This book should remind us all that positive work can be done with even the most serious offenders, and that the therapeutic community model provides hope for those who are serious about prison reform.' Professor David Wilson, Birmingham City University, UK" "'Grendon is a worldwide beacon of enlightened prison practice that shows a real alternative to "making bad people worse". This book offers valuable help for those wanting to understand "the Grendon phenomenon", and learn about it from several different, evidence-based viewpoints. It should provide inspiration and ideas for anybody working in a custodial setting.' Dr Rex Haigh, National Personality Disorder Programme, Department of Health, UK" "Described as the 'jewel in the crown' of the prison service, HMP Grendon is a unique, prison-based Democratic Therapeutic Community (DTC). Historically, it is the first prison DTC of its kind, and the forerunner to several recent similar initiatives. Its theoretical significance lies in its therapeutic regime, and its particularly challenging client profile. In practical terms, it has achieved remarkable results, and set the standards for staff-inmate relationships." "For the first time in a single volume, a unique collection of research and practice papers has been created which highlights Grendon's sustained contribution to our understanding of the role therapeutic communities have in effective interventions with offenders." With detailed analysis, and access to extensive records from Grendon's database, these papers focus on a wide range of inter-relating issues; for example, decency and quality of prison life, personality disordered and sex offender prisoners, and a range of therapies and security in a DTC setting. Chapters also discuss concept DTCs in the USA, the democratic nature of high security forensic psychiatric hospitals in Holland, and the pros and cons of doing research in prisons. The result is an in-depth and fascinating understanding of prison regimes.

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‘Shuker and Sullivan are to be congratulated for editing this wonderful collection of papers, not only in the year that HMP Grendon celebrates its 50th birthday, but also at a time when our prison population seems to be moving inexorably towards 100,000. This book should remind us all that positive work can be done with even the most serious offenders, and that the therapeutic community model remains the only ray of hope for those who are serious about prison reform.’
Professor David Wilson, Birmingham City University, UK

‘Grendon is a worldwide beacon of enlightened prison practice that shows a real alternative to “making bad people worse”. This book offers valuable help for those wanting to understand “the Grendon phenomenon”, and learn about it from several different, evidence-based viewpoints. It should provide inspiration and ideas for anybody working in a custodial setting.’
Dr Rex Haigh, National Personality Disorder Programme, Department of Health, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470990551
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Shuker is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist and Head of Psychology and Research at HMP Grendon. He is series editor for the book series Issues in Forensic Psychology and has publications in the areas of therapeutic communities, risk assessment, and treatment readiness and outcome.

Elizabeth Sullivan is currently Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Bedfordshire and a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Bedfordshire and Luton NHS Partnership Mental Health Trust. Dr Sullivan was a Senior Research Officer at HMP Grendon between 2004 and 2007, during which time she expanded the qualitative research agenda.

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Table of Contents

About the Editors

Contributing Authors

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Part I Developments in Therapeutic Communities 1

Introduction Peter Bennett Bennett, Peter 3

1 Introducing Forensic Democratic Therapeutic Communities Alisa Stevens Stevens, Alisa 7

2 Dovegate Therapeutic Community: Bid, Birth, Growth and Survival Alan Miller Miller, Alan 25

3 The Van der Hoeven Clinic: a Flexible and Innovative Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Based on Therapeutic Community Principles Frans Derks Derks, Frans 45

4 A Therapeutic Distinction with a Difference: Comparing American Concept-Based Therapeutic Communities and British Democratic Therapeutic Community Treatment for Prison Inmates Douglas S. Lipton Lipton, Douglas S. 61

5 Towards a Social Analytical Therapy John Shine Shine, John 79

Part II Practice 97

6 Putting Principles into Practice: The Therapeutic Community Regime at HMP Grendon and its Relationship with the 'Good Lives' Model Michael Brookes Brookes, Michael 99

7 Personality Disorder: Using Therapeutic Communities as an Integrative Approach to Address Risk Richard Shuker Shuker, Richard 115

8 Psychodrama as Part of Core Therapy at HMP Grendon Jinnie Jefferies Jefferies, Jinnie 137

9 Self and Social Function: Art Therapy and Readiness for Treatment in a Therapeutic Community Prison Bill Wylie Wylie, Bill 153

10 Undertaking Therapy at HMP Grendon with Men Who Have Committed Sexual Offences Geraldine Akerman Akerman, Geraldine 171

Part III Research and Outcomes 183

11 Reflections on Grendon: Interviews with Men Who Are About to Leave Elizabeth Sullivan Sullivan, Elizabeth 185

12 'This can't be real': Continuity at HMP Grendon Lorna A. Rhodes Rhodes, Lorna A. 203

13 The Experience of Officers in a Therapeutic Prison: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis James McManus McManus, James 217

14 Emotional Influence and Empathy in Prison-Based Therapeutic Communities Peter Totterdell Totterdell, Peter 233

15 The Quality of Life of Prisoners and Staff at HMP Grendon Guy Shefer Shefer, Guy 247

16 Suicide and Self-injurious Behaviours at HMP Grendon Adrienne Rivlin Rivlin, Adrienne 265

17 Changes in Prison Offending Among Residents of a Prison-Based Therapeutic Community Margaret Newton Newton, Margaret 281

18 Changes in Interpersonal Relating Following Therapeutic Community Treatment at HMP Grendon Michelle Newberry Newberry, Michelle 293

19 The Experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Prisoners in a Therapeutic Community Prison Michelle Newberry Newberry, Michelle 305

20 Research in Prison Elizabeth Sullivan Sullivan, Elizabeth 317

Index 327

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