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Ambiguous endings to a supervisory experience

Although it now seems like a distant reflection, I was minded to recall working with Paola (not her real name) whilst reading an impressively moving...

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Mike Guilfoyle
1 April 2019
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Acting up

Reading Julia Warrener's lively and accessible critique of Personality Disorder, I was put in mind of my work with Lindsay (not his real name) while I was a Probation Officer. Lindsay's flamboyant...

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Mike Guilfoyle
7 June 2017
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Never stop listening

Whilst reading Philip Whitehead's scholarly analysis, Transforming probation. Social theories and the criminal justice system, of the 'injudicious' politics of modernisation in probation...

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Mike Guilfoyle
4 January 2017
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The double standards in probation

This month, my reflection is a departure from my regular offender-based narratives, because after reading Michael W Clune's gripping...

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Mike Guilfoyle
2 November 2016
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What a normal life might be?

I recently read Paul Renn's authoritative overview which includes a chapter on forensic practice whilst he ...

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Mike Guilfoyle
9 May 2016
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Locked away but not forgotten

While reading of the multiple institutional challenges that assailed Lucy Jo Matthews in her courageous efforts as a service user to negotiate a pathway to psychological health in Jane Winstone’s...

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Mike Guilfoyle
4 January 2016