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Affective determinants of treatment engagement in violent offenders

Howells, Kevin and Day, Andrew 2006, Affective determinants of treatment engagement in violent offenders, International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 174-186, doi: 10.1177/0306624X05281336.

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Title Affective determinants of treatment engagement in violent offenders
Author(s) Howells, Kevin
Day, Andrew
Journal name International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology
Volume number 50
Issue number 2
Start page 174
End page 186
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2006-04
ISSN 0306-624X
1552-6933
Keyword(s) treatment engagement
anger
violence
affect
emotion
Summary Affective factors are likely to play a major role in determining the extent to which offenders are able to engage with, and benefit from, treatment. In this article, it is argued that the relationship between affect and treatment engagement may be understood in three ways: the access the client has to emotional states, the ability to express such states, and the willingness of the client to do this in the therapeutic session. It is suggested that affective determinants of treatment readiness can be understood with reference tomodels of emotional regulation and that attention to these affective factors in the early stages of treatment is likely to promote engagement, reduce attrition, and consequently improve treatment outcomes for violent offenders.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0306624X05281336
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019749

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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