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Presentation about Good Vibrations at Asian Psychological Conference in Jakarta this week

From July 4th to 7th Dr Laura Caulfield – author of ‘Promoting Positive Change’ – of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University, UK, will be speaking at the Asian Psychological Association conference, Tarumanagara University, Jakarta.  The conference’s theme is “Mindfulness, Wellbeing and Positive Psychology”.

Laura will be speaking to an international audience about the positive impact of Good Vibration’s projects on men and women in UK prisons. Based on 18 months of research, Laura will argue that for some offenders, participation in a Good Vibrations project can contribute to positive changes in behaviour, and that these changes can come directly from taking part in creative activities and also from the by-products of such activities; including improvements in self-confidence, communication and social skills. Finally, she will propose that now is the time for a serious consideration of how arts-based programmes can work together with traditional programmes to best target offenders’ need and risk.

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