chapter  7
Future directions: theory, training and practice
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This research embraced a collaborative approach to examine therapeutic correctional relationships within probation and address these findings in conjunction with other correctional settings. The findings illustrated that such relationships are multidimensional, complex and fluid and through their examination, the dynamic model of therapeutic correctional relationships was constructed (see Figure 7.1). This chapter aims to summarise the significant findings from the research and present the core principles of relational practice. This chapter will also examine theoretical advancements that may be beneficial in the future, to further these studies. Training and practice will also be addressed, including alternative ways in which relationships can be nurtured and safeguarded, through this knowledge. This chapter will conclude by addressing some of the key challenges and tensions that currently exist within England andWales and drawon international lessons to develop future relational work.