Emotional Influence and Empathy in Prison-Based Therapeutic Communities

Karen Niven, David Holman, Peter Totterdell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrendon and the Emergence of Forensic Therapeutic Communities: Developments in Research and Practice|Grendon and the Emergence of Forensic Therapeutic Commun.: Dev. in Res. and Pract.
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2010


  • current research on HMP Grendon-individuals reporting higher empathy levels
  • Emotional influence and empathy in prison-based therapeutic communities
  • Emotional interaction and influence between therapist and prisoners
  • Emotional interactions, inevitable in TC environments
  • emotions in prison TCs-prison environment nature and discussions between therapist and prisoners
  • Empathy and emotional influence strategies
  • Empathy and emotional influence-empathic concern and personal distress
  • Empathy learning in TC environment and implications

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