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This book discusses ways in which services can change the focus from managing or 'stopping' self harm to working with young people in more permissive, 'young person centred' ways.... Read more
This book discusses ways in which services can change the focus from managing or 'stopping' self harm to working with young people in more permissive, 'young person centred' ways. Although the need for such a change is increasingly being recognised, the practical implications and ethical dilemmas have rarely been explored. This book addresses this gap by providing in-depth descriptions of a range of innovative practices.
Beyond Fear and Control Paperback edition by Helen Spandler
Part One: Working alongside Young People 1. A Dialogue of Hope and Survival. Clare Shaw and Terri Shaw 2. Edges and Ledges: Reflections on informal support at 42nd Street Eamonn Kirk 3. Finding your own Voice: Social Action group work with young people Keith Green 4.Supportive communities and helpful practices: the challenge for services Ian Murray Part Two: Abuse, Oppression and Self Harm 5. Calming Down: self injury as stress control Rose CameronV 6.Whose Fear Is It Anyway? Working with young people who dissociate Theres Fickl 7. Disordered Boundaries?: A critique of 'Borderline Personality Disorder' Gillian Proctor 8. 'To that piece of each of us that refuses to be silent': Working with self harm and black identity Vera Martins Part Three: Strategies of Survival 9. Self Injury and the Law: What choices do we really have? Sam Warner and Doug Feery 10. Weaving different practices: Working with children and young people who self-harm in prison Carolyn McQueen 11.Harm-Minimisation: limiting the damage of self-injury Louise Roxanne Pembroke 12. Exercising Choice and Control: Independent Living, Direct Payments and Self Harm Helen Spandler and Pauline Heslop
Helen Spandler is a research fellow in the Department of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire (UK). Sam works as a freelance consultant clinical psychologist, trainer, therapist, and expert witness, and was a Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University for over 15 years. She specialises in work around child sexual abuse, within community and secure care services with children, adolescents, (and their parents) and adults. Her books include Understanding Women and Child Sexual Abuse: Feminist revolutions in theory, research and practice (London: Psychology Press). Sam is also designing a training manual and producing a video pack (together with Flexible Films) for working with clients who have experienced child sexual abuse. Sam has also worked for the department of health as a national adviser on sexual violence and mental health.
Asylum to Action offers an alternative history of a libertarian therapeutic community at Paddington Day Hospital in West London in the 1970s. Helen Spandler recaptures the radical aspirations, as well as the conflicts, of the early therapeutic community movement, radical psychiatry and the patients' movement.
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