"Violence Risk Assessment for Forensic Mental Health Professionals" provides the forensic social worker, and other forensic clinicians, with the knowledge and tools needed to conduct violence risk assessments, and understand the best treatment approaches currently available for specific violent populations.
Andrade presents the forensic practitioner with state-of-the-art research on assessment and treatment that can readily be implemented into the practitioner's actual cases. This book helps the forensic practitioner to understand the patient's developmental course of aggressive behavior throughout his or her life cycle. Also included are risk assessment guides for special populations (substance abusers, sex offenders, psychopaths, and more). The chapters also cover ethical dilemmas, intimate partner violence, options for mentally disordered offenders, and school violence.
About the Editor:
Andrade currently works as a Clinical Operation Specialist for MHM Correctional Services, Inc., the leading national specialist in providing mental health programming and services to correctional systems, including state prisons and local jails. In this capacity he writes clinical program guidelines for mental health treatment within correctional facilities, consults with staff nationwide regarding violence risk assessment and ongoing risk management of violent offenders, and provides clinical consultation for individual cases and when implementing treatment programs within correctional facilities in several states.