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Women Working in Criminal Justice
A Guidebook for Navigating Professional Challenges
by Laura Jakul & Bobbi Walling
With a chapter contributed by Shoshanna Must & Gretchen Sofocleous
The authors of this book acknowledge that working in criminal justice is challenging for anyone, male or female. They have written this book to help women in the field handle the special challenges that may cross their paths. It will also be a useful tool for male supervisors and colleagues for building awareness of the gender-related issues faced by their female colleagues.
The hybrid format of the book is intended to inform as well as to prompt self reflection. The case scenarios, questions, and reflections in each chapter provide a framework for women to process and explore their own experiences. Suggestions and considerations for practice follow each exercise to build professional awareness and efficacy, and enhance confidence in, as well as recognition of, the significant contributions of women working in criminal justice domains.
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About the Authors
Laura Jakul, PhD, CPsych, is a registered psychologist practicing in the areas of clinical and forensic psychology at Forensic Psychological Services, a collaborative community-based private practice in Winnipeg, Canada, that specializes in work with individuals in conflict with the law. She completed her clinical residency at the Yale University School of Medicine and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba. Her forensic experience includes violence risk assessment, treatment for high-risk offenders, evaluations for fitness to stand trial, evaluations for mitigation based on substance abuse in capital murder cases, substance abuse assessment and treatment, and assessment and treatment for developmentally delayed offenders. She has previously provided psychological assessment, consultation, and treatment services in a wide range of hospital, correctional, community mental health, and school settings. Dr. Jakul currently works with adults and adolescents with sexual and aggressive behavior problems, histories of trauma, substance abuse problems, and major mental health issues.
Bobbi Walling, PhD, CPsych, is a registered psychologist with Forensic Psychological Services, a collaborative, community-based private practice in Winnipeg, Canada, that specializes in the assessment and treatment of a high-risk, high-need violent and sexual offender population. Dr. Walling received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba in 2012 and completed her clinical residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto in 2010. Dr. Walling specializes in the assessment and treatment of youth with sexual and aggressive behavior problems, and consults with families and agencies about managing behaviors of concern. She has provided psychological assessment, treatment, and consultation services for youth and adults in community, hospital and correctional settings. Her clinical experiences include forensic risk assessment and individual and group treatment of high-risk offenders, male Internet offenders, and cognitively impaired men with sexual behavior problems.
Chapter 3 Pregnancy Contributors
Shoshanna Must, PhD, is a forensic psychologist who practices in New York. She received her doctorate from Columbia University and has been specializing in the evaluation and treatment of persons with sexual behavioral problems for more than 10 years. Dr. Must serves as evaluation coordinator and clinician at Empire State Forensics, a private practice that has been awarded contracts from the Office of Mental Health and Federal Probation. She serves on the board of NYSATSA.
Gretchen T. Sofocleous, PhD, received her doctorate from Columbia University and has worked in the field of sexual abuse since 2001. Currently with Empire State Forensics in New York City and Westchester County, NY, Dr. Sofocleous previously held positions collaborating with New York City Criminal Court and Probation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA. She has taught graduate courses at Columbia University and New York University.
Order #: WP179
Softcover, 8.5" by 11"