In Conflict and Custody: Therapeutic Counselling for Women

In Conflict and Custody: Therapeutic Counselling for Women

by Rani Dhavan Shankardass

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ISBN-13: 9788132108894
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/29/2012
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Rani Dhavan Shankardass is the Secretary General of Penal Reform and Justice Association (PRAJA), Gurgaon, India, and the President of Penal Reform International (PRI), London, UK. Born in Allahabad, Dr Shankardass was educated in Nainital, Lucknow and Allahabad. She received her M.A. degrees from Allahabad University, India, and University of Pennsylvania, USA, and M.Sc., M.Litt. and Ph.D. degrees from the Cambridge University and the University of London, both in UK. She has worked as a lecturer in Political Science at Kamla Nehru College, University of Delhi, India, and was a senior fellow at Centre for Contemporary Studies, Teen Murti House, New Delhi, India. She has been awarded the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) Fellowship for her article ‘Debt Bondage: The Survival of an Ancient Mechanism’ and the Nehru Fellowship for ‘Prison, Punishment and Criminal Justice’. Her published works include The First Congress Raj: Provincial Autonomy in Bombay (1982), Vallabhbhai Patel: Power and Organization in Indian Politics (1986) and Of Women Inside: Their Yesterdays Todays and Tomorrows 2011). She was also the editor and contributor to the book Punishment and the Prison: Indian and International Perspectives (2000) and the co-author of Barred from Life and Scarred for Life: The Experiences of Women in the Criminal Justice System in India (2004). She has been carrying out extensive research on penal reform in South Asia, as well as mental health and care of women in prisons and custodial justice.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introductory Insights
Theoretical and Experiential Fundamentals Relating to Women and Mental Health
Definitions, Aims and Approaches
Structuring and Getting Started
Conflict Resolution and Mediation
Women in Prisons
Selecting and Training Counsellors
Conclusion
Annexures
References
Index

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