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PHOTOTHERAPYEUROPE in PRISONS

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Project framework: 527348-LLP-1-2012-1-UK-GRUNDTVIG-GMP

Duration: 24 months

Project coordinator: Roehampton University UK

Partner countries: Finland, Greece, Italy, Malta, Romania, United Kingdom

Target group: Teachers and administrators working in Prisons, curators, psychologists, social workers, other( paid or voluntary) management staff in the institution/organization, /principals/managers of schools/organizations offering adult education etc.

Objectives:

  • Promote the use of various methods of photos with instructors, teachers trainers and therapists
  • Develop various photographic techniques that are suitable for people in prisons
  • Photo investigate the use and methods effectiveness and impact
  • To explore and develop methods of phototherapy in EU prisons

Project description:
Project continues the earlier Leonardo da Vinci LLP project Phototherapy Europe: Learning and Healing through Phototherapy
Despite the wide range of educational and learning opportunities offered in prisons in the EU, an important gap has been identified with regard to the provision of ‘emotional learning’ opportunities.
This project aims to develop the use of phototherapy defined as the use of photographs within psychotherapy (Weiser, 2002) within EU prisons for promoting emotional learning as a process through which a person may develop emotional intelligence, experience more realistic self-concept (Phillips, 1986), improvements with impulse control, social skills and self-esteem (Cosden and Reynolds, 1982), and decreased depression and anxiety (Loewenthal, 2011)
It is a key factor for a successful rehabilitation of offenders learning to regulate emotion and enhancing emotion management skills.

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