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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 impact of interpersonal style and perceived coercion on aggression and self-harm in personality-disordered patients admitted to a secure psychiatric hospital
Recent research on aggressive behaviour in psychiatric hospitals has emphasised the importance of the interaction between characteristics of patients and the hospital environment. Interpersonal style, a key component of ...
Needs and risks of patients in a state-wide inpatient forensic mental health population
Routine needs assessments have become mandated requirements for public mental health services. However, the appropriateness of these generic health needs assessments to specialist populations remains questionable. This ...
A structured cognitive behavioural approach to the assessment and treatment of violent offenders using offence paralleling behaviour
Seizing opportunity for effective intervention, evaluating treatment progress and determining readiness for release are critical tasks for mental health professionals involved in the care and treatment of violent offenders. ...