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Forensic Arts Therapies : Anthology of Practice and Research (Paperback)

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The field of forensic arts therapies is dynamic and diverse, and so this unique volume covers a fascinating range of work. It brings together a collection of presentations given at FATAG conferences, case studies, research, new developments in theory, and explorations in the peculiarities of forensic arts therapies: art, music, drama, and dance. Therapists work with male and female offenders in detained in prisons or secure health care units, or sometimes with patients involved in probation or counselling services, victim support, and other services and institutions concerned with understanding the causes and effects of crime. The experiences described are often difficult, but also very rewarding for all involved. Arts therapy (in any of its forms) regularly has a profound and beneficial effect on the life of an offender. This thought-provoking and enlightening work gives an insight into how these skilled professionals have been a necessary part of UK forensic services for more than four decades. The Forensic Arts Therapies Advisory Group (FATAG) is a voluntary organisation which aims to provide support, advice and opportunities for continuing professional development for arts therapists working in forensic or secure settings and trainee arts therapists on clinical placement in forensics. Kate Rothwell is the Head of Arts Therapies for the Forensic Directorate of the East London Foundation NHS Trust and current convener of the Forensic Arts Therapies Advisory Group. Kate is also an art therapist at H.M.P Grendon, published author, private practitioner and provides educational and examining input for MA Art Therapy UK programmes.
Number of Pages: 397.0
Genre: Psychology
Sub-Genre: Forensic Psychology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Language: English
Street Date: May 30, 2016
TCIN: 51320938
UPC: 9781853432194
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-2572

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