Prof. Jason Davies from the Psychology Department (CHHS) and Dr. Claire Nagi (ABMU Health Board) have published the first international text book to focus on individually delivered treatments in forensic settings. Published by Routledge, it includes work from leading researchers and practitioners and will be key reading for those who work in criminal justice and forensic mental health settings

Individual Psychological Therapies in forensic SettingsProf. Jason Davies from the Psychology Department (CHHS) and Dr. Claire Nagi (ABMU Health Board) have published the first international text book to focus on individually delivered treatments in forensic settings.  This text draws on the work of practitioners and academics who work in criminal justice and forensic mental health settings around the world including Australia, USA and Europe.

Psychological therapy plays an increasingly important role in rehabilitation and risk reduction within criminal justice and forensic mental health settings.  Over the past 25 years, a great deal of treatment impact research has taken place, which has typically focussed on group based treatments.   However, group based therapy isn’t always the most appropriate or effective path to take.

Based on the research and experience of world leading academics and practitioners, this book examines ten individual therapy approaches.  It provides the reader with details of each of the therapy approaches included, which are brought to life through case examples.  In addition, issues such as treatment ethics, practitioner supervision and the role of group and individual work in criminal justice and forensic mental health settings are considered.

This book will be of interest to all those who work in criminal justice and forensic mental health settings charged with supporting individuals to reduce their risk, address trauma and mental health issues and to engage in socially meaningful and constructive lives.  This book is essential reading for probation staff, psychologists, criminal justice and liaison workers and specialist treatment staff. It will also be a valuable resource for any student of forensic psychology, forensic psychiatry, forensic nursing or forensic occupational therapy.

Individual Psychological Therapies in Forensic Settings: Research and Practice is published by Routledge.