IAFP Conference 2018 | Walls: Protection and Provocation
HUT psychotherapists were invited to speak at the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy (IAFP) 27th annual conference, held in Belfast 17-19 May 2018.
Under the conference theme of “Walls: Protection and Provocation”, HUT used the opportunity to discuss our experience of the transition from working within the walls of a prison – with all its containment, security and associated restrictions – to working outside them. Within our session, entitled “Women Without Walls”, we further examined how walls, or rather the lack of them, would be reflected in the lives of the women we are working with.
The topic generated a great deal of discussion at the conference, which we hope to further develop with colleagues for the benefit of all women caught within the Criminal Justice System.