Violence and self-injury cause anxiety, misery and physical and psychological damage toservice users, their carers, the practitioners who look after them, and in some cases, the public at large. In some correctional and mental health settings, violence and self-injury are an all too common feature of the experience of care. Practitioners, service users, and commissioners have a shared interest in working together effectively to prevent violence and self-injury and to maintain an environment in which potential forharm is understood and sympathetically managed. Much has been written about clinical risk assessment in correctional, psychiatric, and community settings with individuals who harm others as well as themselves. However, much less is known about the process of converting the findings of a risk assessment into effectively managed clinical risk. Managing clinical risk onthe basis of sound assessment and formulation provides the main focus of this book.
About the Author:
Caroline Logan is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist in Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Community Based Medicine at the University of Manchester.Lorraine Johnstoneis employed as Lead Consultant Clinical Forensic Psychologist in a forensic mental health service for children and adolescents. She also holds an honorary position as Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Violence, Glasgow Caledonian University.