This international collection by leading forensic psychotherapists explores topical policy and practice issues. The innovative Dutch system of treatment for forensic patients is described in detail through several chapters, and the place of treatment within and in relation to the criminal justice system, a topic of particular current concern, is explored. The importance of the setting for treatment, inpatient or outpatient, voluntary or compulsory is the topic of other chapters, and the question of what makes a patient suitable for treatment is a theme that runs throughout the book.
The book will be of interest not only to practising and trainee forensic psychotherapists, but also to those managing secure as well as outpatient settings, policy makers, probation officers, academics, and members of the legal profession.
About the Author
Hjalmar van Marle is Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Nijmegen and Medical Superintendent at the Pieter Baan Centrum, Utrecht, Netherlands. Wilma van den Berg is Legal Counsel at the Forensic Observation Clinic at the Pieter Baan Centrum, Utrecht, Netherlands
Table of ContentsPreface. I PARADIGM AND PRACTICE. 1 Treatable or not treatable in the Netherlands Wilma van den Berg and Hjalmar van Marle. 2 Personality Disorders: the paradigmatic challenge to psychotherapy Murray Cox. 3 Forensic psychotherapy and the empirical paradigm Friedemann Pfafflin. II TREATMENT ISSUES. 4 To treat or not to treat: the therapeutic challenge Estela Welldon. 5 Challenges to the ambulatory treatment process and how to survive them: a case study Elif Gurisik. 6 Personality disorders: the challenge for residential treatment Marijke Drost. 7 The action film Terminator - gateway to aggressive fantasies in adolescence? Reinmar du Bois. 8 Residential forensic treatment: the interplay between case management and institutional management Henri Wiertsema and Frans Derks. 9 Treating psychopaths in England Donald West. 10 Challenges as options Hjalmar van Marle. III PSYCHOTHERAPY AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 11 Psychopathic disorder and therapeutic jurisprudence Nigel Eastman. 12 Between couch and bench Wilma van den Berg. 13 Personality disorder as a challenge to the criminal justice system Tegwyn Williams. 14 Seduction of the regime Enda Dooley. 15 The challenge for planning social policy Irma Ballering. 16 Our responsibilities as forensic therapists Christopher Cordess. IV THE REALITY OF THE VICTIM. 17 The challenge of the victim Gwen Adshead. 18 Victim and perpetrator John Young. 19 The victim in the offender Cleo van Velsen. INDEX.