Assessment of personality disorder for individuals with offending histories
Hogue, Todd E.
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The problems of those who encounter penal and mental health systems, and sometimes challenge the boundaries of both, are typically extremely complex. Consequently, the assessment process is a critical tool in the successful management of the difficulties presented by this group. Such assessment suggests opportunities for intervention where previous strategies are no longer working usefully, or have become excessively punitive. This paper provides a brief outline of current assessment aims, a summary of some of the measures used to obtain information about interpersonal behaviour in clinical and other settings, and some observations on the study of personality change in such institutions. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: journal abstract)