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American Counseling Association Annual Conference
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
Jungersen, T. S.,
(2015). Trauma Sequelae in the Forensic Female Population: Working with Numbing Behaviors. American Counseling Association Annual Conference.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_facpresentations/2142