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Using Skinner's model of verbal behavior analysis to study aggression in psychiatric hospitals
An adaptation of Skinner's verbal behaviour model is proposed as a framework for analyzing the aggressive behaviour of hospitalized psychiatric patients. Few behaviour analytic studies have addressed verbal aggression and ...
Reducing the use of seclusion in a forensic psychiatric hospital: Assessing the impact on aggression, therapeutic climate and staff confidence
Against the background of an emerging international demand, this study examined the impact of a suite of interventions designed to reduce the use of seclusion in a forensic psychiatric hospital. These interventions included ...
The predictive validity and practical utility of structured schemes used to assess risk for aggression in psychiatric inpatient settings
There has been increased interest in structured schemes for the assessment of risk for aggression within inpatient psychiatric settings. The most commonly utilized schemes are those previously developed to assess risk for ...
What's the point? Towards a methodology for assessing the function of psychiatric inpatient aggression
There are few examples in the literature of the application of functional analysis to psychiatric inpatient aggression. Structural assessment approaches have dominated. This paper introduces a system for classifying the ...
Appropriate treatment targets or products of a demanding environment? The relationship between aggression in a forensic psychiatric hospital with aggressive behaviour preceding admission and violent recidivism
Effective treatment of aggressive behaviour and accurate release decision making are necessary components of adequate clinical practice in forensic psychiatric units. Unfortunately, methods to identify treatment targets ...