Motivating Offenders to Change: A Guide to Enhancing Engagement in Therapy / Edition 1

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Overview

"How can you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? Should you even try? If motivation is considered not only as an intrinsic attribute of the offender, but dependent upon a range of factors including what obstacles there are, what sort of changes are needed and the kind of intervention on offer, steps can be taken to improve the situation." "Mary McMurran has skilfully brought together eminent researchers and practitioners, who provide the reader with best knowledge and practice from two major fields - addictions and criminological psychology - to examine the therapeutic process and suggest how best to engage offenders in therapy. Throughout, ethical issues surrounding motivating offenders to change are closely scrutinised." The book is an invaluable resource and guide to those working with offenders and training staff, including clinical and prison psychologists, probation officers, forensic psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, counsellors, and prison officers.
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"...offers authoritative and critical information through which forensic clinical practice can develop." (Social Psychological Review, October 2003)

"...extremely informative..." (Vista Vol 10, 2005)

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Meet the Author

Dr. Mary McMuran is Senior Baxter Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK, and is funded by the Department of Health's National Programme for Forensic Mental Health Research and Development. She is both a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and a Chartered Forensic Psychologist, and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She has worked with offenders in a young offender's center, a maximum security psychiatric hospital, a regional secure unit, and in the community. Over the years, she has taken a particular interest in alcohol and crime, a topic on which she has published widely, and in the treatment of personality disordered offenders. She is the author of several structured treatment programmes for such offenders, and these are now widely used in the UK. She is a former Chair of the British Psychological Society's Division of Criminological and Legal Psychology (now the Division of Forensic Psychology), and founding editor of the journal Legal and Criminological Psychology.

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Table of Contents

About the Editor
List of Contributors
Series Editors' preface
Preface
Pt. I Understanding Motivation to Change 1
1 Motivation to change: selection criterion or treatment need? 3
2 What is motivation to change? A scientific analysis 15
3 An individual case formulation approach to the assessment of motivation 31
Pt. II Motivational Enhancement in Practice 55
4 Enhancing motivation of offenders at each stage of change and phase of therapy 57
5 Building and nurturing a therapeutic alliance with offenders 75
6 Motivational interviewing with offenders 87
7 Motivating offenders to change through participatory theatre 103
8 Maintaining motivation for change using resources available in an offender's natural environment 121
Pt. III Special Issues 137
9 Ethical issues in motivating offenders to change 139
10 Motivation for what? Effective programmes for motivated offenders 157
11 Owning your own data: the management of denial 173
12 Motivating the unmotivated: psychopathy, treatment, and change 193
13 Motivating mentally disordered offenders 221
14 Does punishment motivate offenders to change? 235
15 Future directions 251
Index 259
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