Increasing numbers of women are being convicted and imprisoned under terrorism legislation in the UK. However, such cases represent a tiny fraction of women’s offending as a whole and are unusual in forensic psychotherapy services. It is perhaps too soon to consider typologies or identify common risk factors in this group yet all these women receive a high degree of attention and surveillance from criminal justice and other state agencies such as the Home Office and immigration services. This is an account of psychotherapy with a young woman whose unique vulnerabilities led her to break the law and receive a prison sentence. She faces a very uncertain future as a convicted terrorist, a label which she rejects but which she knows she cannot escape.
This session will be given by Rebecca Mitchell, psychodynamic psychotherapist at HMP & YOI Holloway.
Price: £10 (concessions for students)
Venue: Philadelphia Association, 4 Marty’s Yard, 17 Hampstead High St. NW3 1QW
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