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Readiness for treatment in high risk offenders with personality disorders

Howells, Kevin and Day, Andrew 2007, Readiness for treatment in high risk offenders with personality disorders, Psychology, crime and law, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 47-56, doi: 10.1080/10683160600869767.

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Title Readiness for treatment in high risk offenders with personality disorders
Author(s) Howells, Kevin
Day, Andrew
Journal name Psychology, crime and law
Volume number 13
Issue number 1
Start page 47
End page 56
Publisher Harwood Academic Publishers
Place of publication Chur, Switzerland
Publication date 2007-01
ISSN 1068-316X
Keyword(s) readiness
treatment
personality
disorder
Summary Low engagement and non-completion of therapeutic interventions are important issues in the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders and mentally disordered offenders. Such factors influence a range of outcomes, including the reduction of clinical and criminogenic needs. In this paper it is proposed that low engagement and non-completion are usefully viewed as a consequence of low readiness for treatment. The dimensions of readiness are summarized (from the Multifactor Offender Readiness Model) and applied to high risk offenders with severe personality disorders. A readiness analysis has implications for the assessment and treatment of this patient/offender population and is useful in identifying future research and clinical priorities.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10683160600869767
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019800

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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