Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

Thomas Dornan

Program of Study: PhD

Thesis: Responding to Female Inmates’ Prior History of Violent Victimisation

This research sets out to examine the effects of a trauma-based counselling program for female inmates with a prior history of violent victimisation. The study considers the overall nature and extent of the trauma histories of participants, and examines the impact of the program in reducing trauma symptoms and improving functioning for female inmates.