Good lives model applied to a forensic population

Barnao, Mary, Robertson, Peter and Ward, Tony 2010, Good lives model applied to a forensic population, Psychiatry, psychology and law, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 202-217, doi: 10.1080/13218710903421274.

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Title Good lives model applied to a forensic population
Author(s) Barnao, Mary
Robertson, Peter
Ward, Tony
Journal name Psychiatry, psychology and law
Volume number 17
Issue number 2
Start page 202
End page 217
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1321-8719
Keyword(s) forensic psychology
good lives model
mental disorders
Summary According to the good lives model (GLM) all human beings seek primary goods (i.e., activities or experiences that benefit them) and offending reflects attempts to pursue these goods in ways that are unacceptable to society and damaging to the individual and others. The aim of this article was to explore how the GLM can be developed for use with a forensic population, a heterogeneous group of individuals whose common feature is the interface of the criminal justice and mental health systems. The conceptual, clinical and philosophical implications of using the good lives model of forensic mental health (GLM-FM) are explored. Three case studies are used to illustrate the ways in which the enriched model can provide a holistic approach to conceptualizing offending that occurs in the context of mental illness and in guiding treatment planning. It is suggested that the augmented model provides a clinically flexible and ethically sound framework for formulating treatment issues for forensic patients.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13218710903421274
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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