Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches and Lectures

Event Name/Location

American Counseling Association Annual Conference

Event Location / Date(s)

Orlando, FL

Presentation Date


Document Type

Conference Presentation


Women in the forensic system have extensive trauma histories that present as harmful behaviors, both during confinement and post-release. Incarcerated women who have experienced sexual and intimate partner violence engage in a variety of numbing behaviors, including substance use, child neglect, self-injurious behavior, and sexual acting-out. This session will review the limitations of in-house trauma work, and help counselors tailor strategies to mitigate numbing with forensic populations

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Psychology Commons