Childhood Adversity in Forensic Populations with Dr Gwen Adshead

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Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training

29 January 2021

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Price: £30+booking fees

Location: online


Prison populations have been expanding as more offenders are imprisoned and given longer sentences. Prisoners are known to be a marginalised group with poor physical and mental health, however the risk factors for becoming a prisoner have only been systematically studied over the last twenty years.

In this presentation Dr Gwen Adshead discusses exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACES) in prison and offender populations and discuss the implications for policy makers and therapists who may work with offenders.

This event is open to the general public who are interested in this subject as well as other health professionals and those who work in forensic settings.

The trainer:

Gwen Adshead is a Forensic Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist. She trained at St George’s hospital, the Institute of Psychiatry and the Institute of Group Analysis. She is trained as a group therapist and a mindfulness based cognitive therapist and has also trained in Mentalisation based therapy.

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