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Social Problem Solving and Offending: Evidence, Evaluation and Evolution / Edition 1

Social Problem Solving and Offending: Evidence, Evaluation and Evolution / Edition 1

by Mary McMurran, James McGuire


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470864074
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/14/2005
Series: Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology Series , #23
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.65(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Mary McMurran is consultant clinical and forensicpsychologist at Llanarth Court Hospital, Wales, and Senior ResearchFellow in the School of Psychology, Cardiff University. She hasworked with offenders in a young offenders centre, amaximum-security psychiatric hospital, a regional secure unit, andin the community. In 1999, she was awarded a five-year SeniorBaxter Research Fellowship by the National Health Service’sNational Programme on Forensic Mental Health Research andDevelopment. Her research interests are the assessment andtreatment of intoxicated aggression, social problem-solving therapyfor personality disordered offenders, and understanding andenhancing offenders’ motivation to change. She is the author,with Philip Priestley, of Addressing Substance-Related Offending(ASRO), an accredited group treatment programme used in HM Prisonand Probation Services, and Control of Violence for Angry ImpulsiveDrinkers (COVAID), an individual treatment programme. She is aFellow of the British Psychological Society and former Chair of theSociety’s Division of Forensic Psychology. She is foundingeditor, with Sally Lloyd-Bostock, of the journal Legal &Criminological Psychology, and is joint editor of CriminalBehaviour and Mental Health. She is a former member of the ScottishPrison Service’s Offender Treatment Programme AccreditationPanel, and is currently a member of Her Majesty’s Prison andProbation Services Correctional Services Accreditation Panel.

James McGuire is Professor of Forensic ClinicalPsychology at the University of Liverpool, UK, Director of Studiesfor the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme, and an honoraryconsultant clinical psychologist in Mersey Care NHS Trust. Achartered clinical and forensic psychologist, he carries outpsycholegal work involving assessment of offenders and has preparedreports on young offenders charged with offences of violence, forhearings of the Mental Health Review Tribunal on adults detained insecure hospitals, and for the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Hehas conducted research in prisons, probation services, and othersettings on aspects of the effectiveness of treatment withoffenders and allied topics. He has engaged in a range ofconsultative work with criminal justice agencies in the UnitedKingdom, Sweden, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. He wasco-organizer of the What Works series of conferences, and haswritten or edited 12 books and numerous other publications on thisand related areas.

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Table of Contents

About the Editors.

List of Contributors.

Series Editors’ Preface.




1. Social Problem Solving: Basic Concepts, Research, andApplications (James McGuire).

2. Social Problem Solving and the Development of Aggression(Liisa Keltikangas-Järvinen).

3. Social Problem Solving in Aggressive Children (Walter Matthysand John E. Lochman).

4. Social Problem Solving, Personality Disorder, and SubstanceAbuse (Laura E. Dreer, Warren T. Jackson, and Timothy R.Elliott).

5. Social Problem-Solving Deficits in Offenders (Daniel H.Antonowicz and Robert R. Ross).

6. Problem-Solving Therapy: Theory, Practice, and Application toSex Offenders (Christine Maguth Nezu, Thomas J. D’Zurilla,and Arthur M. Nezu).


7. Social Problem-Solving Programs for Preventing AntisocialBehavior in Children and Youth (Friedrich Lösel and AndreasBeelmann)

8. The Development of Social Problem-Solving Interventions inYoung Offender Mental Health Services: A Focus upon Self-Harm andSuicide Risk (Fiona H. Biggam and Kevin G. Power).

9. The Reasoning and Rehabilitation Program: Outcome Evaluationswith Offenders (Daniel H. Antonowicz).

10. The Think First Programme (James McGuire).

11. Stop & Think! Social Problem-Solving Therapy withPersonality-Disordered Offenders (Mary McMurran, Vincent Egan, andConor Duggan).


12. Social Cognition and Sex Offenders (Theresa A. Gannon, DevonL.L. Polaschek, and Tony Ward).

13. Social Cognition in Psychopaths: Implications for OffenderAssessment and Treatment (Ralph C. Serin and Shelley L. Brown).

14. Moral Reasoning (Robin Harvey).

15. Social Problem-Solving and Offending: Reflections andDirections (Mary McMurran).


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