Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Doctorate in Forensic Psychology, MSc Criminological Psychology
|Spring||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Summary of Content: This module considers the underlying theoretical bases for therapeutic interventions and then the therapeutic methods actually used clinically. The focus will be on treatments addressing criminogenic needs of different sorts and on the scientific evidence relating to whether these interventions are effective.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||10 weeks||1 per week||6 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||100||3000 word max forensic practice report|
Dr S Duff
Education Aims: The module aims to provide students with knowledge about the aetiological bases of different types of offending behaviour, about approaches to formulation and assessment and about the content and style of delivery of therapeutic programmes.
• Knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and applied basis of interventions for offenders and forensic patients.
• Knowledge of the previous history and current status of the “What Works” movement.
• Knowledge of the nature of therapeutic programmes for sex offending, violence, substance misuse, cognitive skills deficits, problem solving difficulties and knowledge of programmes addressing mental disorder factors, such as dialectical behaviour therapy, schema therapy and cognitive analytic therapy.
• The student should be familiar with the limitations of current therapies and with problems of low motivation and readiness.
• Familiarity with the “Good Lives” and “Positive Psychology” approaches to therapy with offenders. Able to conduct a formulation of the individual’s problems.
• Retrieve information from databases and the Internet.
• Reflect upon and assess their own progress, strengths and weaknesses
• Problem-solve in relation to problems in therapy.
Offering School: Medicine
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