Geese Theatre UK is renowned across the criminal justice field. Members of the company devise and perform issue-based plays and conduct workshops and training in prisons, young offender institutions, probation centres and related settings. The company has worked in virtually every prison and each probation area in the UK and Ireland – and also works with youth offending teams. The Geese Theatre Handbook explains the thinking behind the company’s approach to applied drama with offenders and people at risk of offending, including young people.
- Contains 100+ exercises with explanations, instructions and suggestions
- Helps practitioners develop their own style and approach
- Materials can be readily adapted to other settings including conflict resolution, restorative justice and interpersonal skills training
A Key Resource for: Offending behaviour groupworkers; Probation officers; Youth workers; Youth offending teams; Prison officers; Social workers; Criminologists; Community workers; Forensic psychologists; Psychotherapists: Mental health professionals; Community theatre workers and actors; Drama teachers; Drama-in-education and theatre-in-education practitioners; Drama therapists and other creative arts therapists; Adventure therapists; Group and individual therapists and counsellors; Psychodramatists; Sociodramatists; Professional team builders; Team supervisors; Family therapists; Staff training and development officers; Conflict resolution workers; Special needs workers and teachers … and people training or studying in these and related fields.
‘A generous book which provides a treasure chest of games and exercise for any group setting… a wealth of food for thought… for trainers of all kinds… an invaluable addition to the Waterside list’: Criminal Justice Matters
‘An invaluable resource’: Prison Service News
‘Fascinating… Excellent… If you’re involved with offenders or other risk groups, buy it’: The Magistrate
‘An absolute treasure trove for people who work with groups – in mental health, schools, training, social work – wherever’: Mental Health Today