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Forensic Psychotherapy : Crime, Psychodynamics and the Offender Patient
Cordess, Christopher and Murray Cox (Eds) with Forewords by John Gunn and Richard Wells
Jessica Kingsley / Softcover / 1998-06-01 / 1853026344
Forensic / Psychotherapy
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This nicely-boxed two-volume work is the product of a publisher who has done much to encourage forensic psychiatry. It is an achievement of excellence, and the theories and explanations that it expounds have a lasting quality... The editors are to be congratulated for achieving both balance and give you the whole story would be stealing others' thunder and you must read it for yourself. That is what psychotherapy is all about.
- Psychological Medicine

In two very comprehensive, sound, and declarative volumes... Cordess and Cox...present lucidly and at times brilliantly the panorama of forensic psychology. The encyclopedic scope of the presentation of materials and vast viewpoints is almost breathtaking in its inclusiveness. Forensic Psychotherapy may be considered a seminal work. As editors, Cordess and Cox have produced two volumes of considerable excellence in forensic psychotherapy. In both volumes they present current and significant material of relevance to the field of forensic psychology from a wide range of disciplines, as well as all levels of professional experience. Forensic Psychotherapy, well edited by Christopher Cordess and Murray Cox, deserves wide acceptance by the psychological community for the breadth and scope of the volumes' contents, the insightfulness and creativity of a number of its contributors, the comprehensiveness of the varied and significant themes presented in the field of forensic psychology and psychotherapy, and the significant ideas and views incorporated in both volumes. I recommend the two-volume set for psychologists, researchers, therapists, criminologists, jurists, forensic practitioners, and college and university libraries for the significant information presented by the editors and contributors.
- Contemporary Psychology

The book's coverage of psychic processes and their effect on inner and outer world phenomena mark its importance for all who are involved with difficult patients or clients. It is the first major book on forensic psychotherapy marking a developmental milestone in this speciality. It is therefore a must for libraries and any institution or organisation which involves itself practically or academically with offender patients. It has immense personal appeal...written in a style that conveys respect and a sensitivity for the patient and their difficulties. The many areas incorporated in this book mean that there is always something which resonates with the various wishes and expectations of the reader, whether they be theoretical or mainly practical. The ability of this text to intellectually stimulate and make emotional contact with the reader is only rivalled by its potential to impart knowledge.
- Therapeutic Communities (The International Journal for Therapeutic and Supportive Organisations)

a welcome reminder of how important the psychotherapeutic aspect is in the forensic-psychiatric patient's treatment during both hospital and outpatient treatment... Forensic Psychotherapy gives the basic knowledge to understand the offender's psychological traumas and their association with violent behaviour... Having this book, the reader will be convinced that as a forensic psychiatry worker his goal is not only to minimise criminal behaviour but also to maximise the offender's quality of life, irrespective of the type of crime committed. Forensic Psychotherapy provides the reader with an impressive array of information, and we recommend it to all interested professionals.
- The Lancet

Taken together, these two volumes illustrate not only the breadth of forensic psychotherapy, but its interrelatedness to a very wide range of disciplines. ...libraries, even with modest budgets, should endeavour to purchase these two admirable volumes.
- Probation Journal

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Table of Contents

Preface: In and Out of the Mind, The Editors.
Part I - Mainly Theory
Introduction, Christopher Cordess.
1. The Criminal Act and Acting Out, Christopher Cordess and Arthur Hyatt-Williams, London Clinic of Psychoanalysis.
2. Transference and Countertransference: General and Forensic Aspects, Nicholas Temple, Tavistock Clinic. 3. Defence Mechanisms: General and Forensic Aspects, Anthony Bateman, St Ann's Hospital.
4. Related Disciplines (i) Introduction, Christopher Cordess. (ii) The Cognitive-Behavioural Approach, Derek Perkins, Broadmoor Hospital. (iii) Hermeneutics, Anton Mooij, Pieter Baan Centrum, Utrecht. (iv) Ethology, Digby Tantam, University of Warwick. (v) Criminology: A Cautious Neighbour, Elaine Player, King's College London. (vi) Communication, Speech and Language, Jennifer France, Broadmoor Hospital. (vii) Systems Theory, Arnon Bentovim, Great Ormond Street Hospital.
5. Personality and Sexual Development, Psychopathology and Offending, Peter Fonagy, University College, London and The Anna Freud Centre, and Mary Target, University College, London and The Anna Freud Centre. 6. Psychotic and Borderline Processes, Patrick Gallwey, Exeter Forensic Psychiatry Service.
7. Theories of Aggression and Violence, Felicity de Zulueta, Riverside Mental Health Trust.
8. The Origins of Rage and Aggression, Neville Symington, psychoanalyst in private practice.
9. Murderous Guilt, Nikolaas Treurniet, psychoanalyst in private practice.
10. From Practice to Psychodynamic Theories of Delinquency in Adolescence, Donald Campbell, Portman Clinic.
11. A Group-Analytic Perspective, John Schlapobersky, The Group-Analytic Practice.
12. A Psychodramatic Perspective, Jinnie Jeffries, HM Prison Grendon Underwood.
Part II - Mainly Practice
Introduction, Murray Cox. Forensic Psychotherapy and its Neighbours.
1. Expectations and Ethics, Adrian Grounds, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.
2. A Legal Perspective, Stephen Tumim, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.
3. A Police Perspective, Barrie Irving, The Police Foundation.
4. A Probation Perspective, Deirdre Sutton-Smith Inner London Probation Service. Central Issues.
5. Psychodynamic Approaches to Assessment (i) A Forensic Psychiatric Interactional Perspective, Hjalmar van Marle, Pieter Baan Centrum, Utrecht. (ii) A Clinical Psychological Perspective, Alice Theilgaard, University of Copenhagen.
6. Group-Analytic Psychotherapy in an Out-Patient Setting, Estela V Welldon, Portman Clinic.
7. Supportive and Interpretive Psychotherapy in Diverse Contexts, Murray Cox.
8. The Multi- disciplinary Team (i) Introduction, Christopher Cordess. (ii) The Nurse, Michael Killian and Nick Clark, St Bernard's Hospital. (iii) The Occupational Therapist,Elizabeth Flannigan, St Bernard's Hospital. (iv) The Social Worker, Martin Wrench, St George's Hospital. (v) The Psychologist, Maggie Hilton, St George's Hospital. (vi) The Psychiatrist, Christopher Cordess.
9. The Inter-disciplinary Network and the Internal World of the Offender, Richard Davies, Portman Clinic.
10. From Our Own Correspondent: (i) The United States, John Young, the Whiting Forensic ; Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University Medical School.(ii) Australia, Stephen Freiberg, Prison Medical Service of New South Wales.
11. Purchasing and Providing: Forensic Psychotherapy in the Market Place, Dilys Jones, Special Hospitals Service Authority. Training and Supervision - The Interface with Forensic Psychiatry. Introduction, Murray Cox. 12. Training (i) The Psychotherapist and Clinical Tutor, Estela V Welldon, Portman Clinic. (ii) The Psychiatrist and Clinical Tutor, Clive Meux, Broadmoor Hospital.
13. Supervision (i) A Supervisor's View, Murray Cox. (ii) The Impact of the First Forensic Encounter: A Trainee's View, Ann Stanley, Reaside Clinic.
14. The Risks of Burnout, Adrian West, Ashworth Hospital. Special Challenges.
15. Sex Offending and Perversions (i) Collaborative Strategies for Sex Offenders in Secure Conditions, Peter Lewis, HM Prison Grendon Underwood and Derek Perkins, Broadmoor Hospital. (ii)

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