UCL Doctorate In Clinical Psychology


March Conference 2015

The Experience and Psychological Consequences of Detention in Secure Environments

Friday 27th March 2015, 2pm - 5pm

Darwin B40 LT, UCL, Gower Street

The UCL DClinPsy March conference concerns the experience and psychological consequences of detention in secure environments such as prisons, young offender institutions or immigration detention centres. Populations detained in these settings are likely to have experienced stressful life events that can either increase their risk of developing mental illnesses or exacerbate existing difficulties. The secure environment presents significant obstacles to the implementation of psychological therapies that aim to bring about recovery. Furthermore, the experience of the deprivation and separation is also a consideration for therapists working with people during resettlement after detention and beyond. This conference will aim to increase awareness of research in this socially excluded group in general, the effects of imprisonment and best practice for working with this population. The speakers are Dr Joel Harvey (King's College London), Dr Kirsty Smedley (Young Persons Psychology Services | Priory Group Manchester) and Frances Maclennan (HMP and YOI)

To Book a place please contact Leah Markwick