Is personality disorder a health or a justice issue?
Clare Barstow spent 25 years in prison, having been convicted of murder nearly 30 years ago. Since her release has volunteered for prison charities, given many talks in prisons and in the community, and helps to shape services for the better through sharing her experiences.
Sarah Skett is a Registered Forensic Psychologist and an Associate Fellow fo the British Psychological Society. She has worked with people who have committed crimes for nearly 30 years and is Head of the Joint Offender Personality Disorder pathway for both the NHS and HM Prison and Probation Service.
Jake Shaw is an Associate Director and Consultant Forensic Psychologist with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. He specialises in working in the field of personality disorder.
Further reading: Livesley, W. J., Dimaggio, G., & Clarkin, J. F. (Eds.). (2016). Integrated treatment for personality disorder: A modular approach. The Guilford Press.
Bladzell, J., Prince, S., & Ramsden, J. (Eds.) (2020). Working effectively with personality disorder: Contemporary and critical approaches to clinical and organisational practice. Pavillion publishing and media Ltd.
Public Health England. (2018). Gender specific standards to improve health and wellbeing for women in prison in England. www.gov.uk/phe