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Author Blumenthal, Stephen, 1966- author.

Title Assessing risk : a relational approach / Stephen Blumenthal, Heather Wood and Andrew Williams.

Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.


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Physical description 1 online resource (ix, 223 pages)
Contents Assessing Risk- Front Cover; Assessing Risk; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Chapter 1: Introduction; Note; Chapter 2: Risky assessment: making decisions about risk; Exercise; Typical flaws in risk assessment and decision-making; We return to the exercise; Actuarial methods in risk assessment; An example of an actuarial measure: Violence Risk Assessment Guide (VRAG); What is involved in decision-making?; The â#x80;#x98;compulsion to repeatâ#x80;#x99;; The limits of risk prediction and an actuarial approach; Towards a comprehensive framework for risk; Note; Appendix.
Chapter 3: Key psychodynamic concepts in understanding riskMeaning; The ego and the superego; The superego; The ego; Mentalisation and violence; Anxiety and defence mechanisms; The Triangle of Conflict; Common neurotic defences; Common primitive defences; Projection and projective identification; Notes; Chapter 4: Relational issues in assessing and managing risk: the compulsion to repeat and the professional relationship; Action as language; The concept of transference; The Triangle of Person; Concrete thinking and the symbolic equation; How the practitioner is perceived.
The practitionerâ#x80;#x99;s response: countertransferenceBackground of safety and countertransference; Applications to risk; The point of maximum intensity; Chapter 5: Developmental aspects of adult enactment; The attachment framework; Attachment; The Strange Situation; From attachment behaviour to attachment narrative; Attachment and offending; The management of disturbed attachment; Chapter 6: A relational approach to violence and aggression; Defining violence and aggression; Types of violence; Working with violence; Chapter 7: Understanding deviant sexual behaviour and sexual offending.
Key ideas about sexuality and sexual developmentComparison of a psychoanalytically based approach to risk of sex offending and actuarial studies; Clinical illustration: paedophilia; Chapter 8: Female offending and risk; Aggression turned towards the self; Self-harm: a female form of perversion?; Harm towards children; Fabricated or induced illness (Munchhausenâ#x80;#x99;s by Proxy); Personality disorder and offending in women; Chapter 9: Personality factors and understanding the offender; Using our emotional experience to understand an individualâ#x80;#x99;s personality.
Personality difficulties and social functioningPersonality traits, personality difficulties and personality disorder; Personality disorders and actuarial risk instruments; Dimensional approach to personality; Chapter 10: Psychopathy and antisocial personality disorder; Psychopathy; Prevalence; Behavioural characteristics of individuals with psychopathy; Treatment of psychopathy; Antisocial Personality Disorder; Prevalence and co-morbidity; Comparing psychopathy and ASPD in terms of violence type; Attachment difficulties in ASPD; Mentalisation deficits in ASPD.
Summary Assessing Risk: A Relational Approach offers the practitioner a novel framework for understanding the complex and subtle issues involved in assessing and managing risks related to violence and sexual offending. The authors draw on their considerable experience working with high risk individuals in assessment and treatment. They have for many years consulted to practitioners in forensic mental health services and the criminal justice system and taught renowned courses at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
Notes OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
Other author Wood, Heather, 1954- author.
Williams, Andrew (Andrew Marc), 1973- author.
Subject Dangerously mentally ill -- Treatment.
Sex offenders -- Treatment.
Behavioral assessment.
Risk assessment.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Forensic Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis
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