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'Men talking' about dysfunctional masculinity: An innovative approach to working with aggressive, personality disordered offender-patients
Traditional concepts of masculinity may have important links with aggressive and criminal behaviour. Furthermore when such concepts form part of men's core beliefs about themselves, they appear to be highly dysfunctional ...
Substance use by the mentally disordered committing serious offences - A high-security hospital study
In recent years there has been increasing interest in the link between mental disorder, violent behaviour/offending and substance misuse. However, because of the low prevalence of serious offending, most studies to date ...
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 ...
Assessment implications of "What Works" research for dangerous and severe personality disorder (DSPD) service evaluation
A policy initiative intended to address the risk posed by individuals considered dangerous and severely personality disordered has seen the introduction of specialized services for high-risk offenders in secure settings ...
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 ...
Making your emotions work for you: A pilot brief intervention for alexithymia with personality-disordered offenders
One strategy for reducing premature termination of therapy is to offer pre-therapy preparation. Here, we describe an intervention targeting alexithymia in offenders with personality disorders. 'Making Your Emotions Work ...
Evaluating innovative treatments in forensic mental health: A role for single case methodology?
The rapid development of new forensic mental health services and treatments has created a demand for research and evidence relating to the effectiveness of interventions. Unfortunately, the literature on outcomes of ...