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Introductory comments to the special issue, high risk offenders with personality disorders: Conceptual and scientific bases
In this special issue of Psychology, Crime & Law, we bring together a set of papers by acknowledged experts in the field which summarize important concepts and findings which are essential to the future development of ...
Readiness for treatment in high risk offenders with personality disorders
Low engagement and non-completion of therapeutic interventions are important issues in the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders and mentally disordered offenders. Such factors influence a range of outcomes, including ...
Angry affect, aggression and personality disorder
Why should anger be a focus of attention in clinical and forensic psychology and psychiatry and in considering the interpersonal problems of people with personality disorder? Anger is, after all, a normal experience and a ...
Challenges in the treatment of dangerous and severe personality disorder
Dangerous and severe personality disorder (DSPD) services have a relatively short history but are increasingly involved in the implementation of therapeutic programmes. We describe the background to the DSPD initiative in ...
The baby, the bathwater and the bath itself: A response to Tyrer et al.'s review of the successes and failures of dangerous and severe personality disorder
A recent paper by Tyrer et al. in this journal has reviewed the dangerous and severe personality disorder (DSPD) initiative in the assessment and management of severe personality disorder associated with high risk. This ...
Ready or not, they are coming: Dangerous and severe personality disorder and treatment engagement
Previous work on readiness for treatment has largely focused on general offenders or on specific problem areas, such as substance abuse and anger regulation. It is proposed that offenders with accompanying mental disorders ...
Barriers to and facilitators of treatment engagement for clients with personality disorder: A Delphi survey
Clients with personality disorder (PD) can encounter difficulties engaging in psychosocial therapy. One way to address this is to identify the factors that contribute to their low engagement. The Multifactor Offender ...
An empirical evaluation of reasons for non-completion of treatment in a dangerous and severe personality disorder unit
BACKGROUND: Individuals deemed to be of high risk to others, and diagnosed with severe personality disorders have become the focus for developing clinical services in England. Such services often require highly secure ...