A Practical Guide to Forensic Psychotherapy

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1997 - Psychology - 304 pages
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Forensic Psychiatry has expanded exponentially in the last twenty years with a dramatic increase in forensic psychiatry posts and medium secure unit beds. More recently there has been increased concern with the treatment and management of mentally ill offenders which has led to more interest in understanding. Treatment is seen by many people to be of great importance, hence the formation of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy, and the founding of the first diploma in forensic psychotherapy at the Portman Clinic, London. This practical text book is written for all professionals involved with people who break the law.
 

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Contents

The Practical Approach
13
The Psychodynamics of Incest
33
Adolescents who Sexually Abuse
48
Murderousness
79
The Female Arsonist
98
The Treatment of Alcohol Dependency in Groups
130
Rape
148
A Case of Voyeurism
161
From SadoMasochism to Shared Sadness
166
Female Prostitution
182
The Female Fraudster
199
Trial by Ordeal?
239
MedicoLegal Ethics in Forensic Psychotherapy
253
Audit
270
The Contributors
292
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About the author (1997)

Dr Estela Welldon MD FRCPsych, is Consultant Psychotherapist at the Portman Clinic and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychotherapy at University College, London. She is the Founder and Honorary President for life of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy and the founding Director of the Forensic Psychotherapy Diploma Course. She is a member of the British Association of Psychotherapists, an Honorary Member of the Institute of Group Analysis and a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy. She is author of the acclaimed book examining the perversion of motherhood, Mother, Madonna, Whore (Guilford Press).

Dr Cleo Van Velsen MRCPsych, qualified in medicine and surgery from King's College Hospital, London and trained in psychiatry at St George's Hospital, London. She is currently consultant psychotherapist on the psychotherapy unit of the Maudsley Hospital and is founder member of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy.

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