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Motivating Offenders to Change

A Guide to Enhancing Engagement in Therapy

Mary McMurran



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John Wiley & Sons Inc
03 July 2002
There is increasing pressure, soon to be legislation, for particular offenders to be given a choice of psychological treatment or imprisonment, even if treatment must sometimes be within special prison hospitals or units for offenders.

The key issue will be motivating offenders to commit themselves to treatment, and to maintain their motivation trough the therapeutic programme and thereafter, on release.

This is the first book to tackle the subject of motivating offenders in therapeutic programmes and as such, will prove an invaluable resource for forensic practitioners.

* Written by some of the top clinical and forensic practitioners and researchers in offender rehabilitation * There is a real demand for a book on this subject as a result of changes in criminal justice policy and in mental health provision Part of the Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology
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Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 173mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   630g
ISBN:   9780471497554
ISBN 10:   047149755X
Series:   Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology
Pages:   284
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Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Understanding motivation to change Motivation to change: Selection criterion or treatment need? (McMurran) What is motivation to change? A scientific analysis (Viets et al) Stages of change in therapy with offenders (Jones) Motivational enhancement in practice Enhamcing motivation of offenders at each stage of change and phase of therapy (Prochaska and Levesque) Building and nurturing a therapeutic alliance with offenders (Cordess) Motivational interviewing with offenders (Mann et al) Motivating offenders to change through participatory theatre (Thompson) Maintaining motivation for change using resources available in an offender's natural environment (Walters) Special issues Ethical issues in motivating offenders to change (Blackburn) Motivation for what? Effective programmes for motivated offenders (McGuire) Owning your own data: The Management of denial (Laws) Motivating the unmotivated: Psychopathy, Treatment and Change (Hemphill and Hart) Motivating Mentally Disordered Offenders (Hodge and Renwick) Does punishment motivate offenders to change? (Hollin) Future Directions (Mary McMurran)

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.

Reviews for Motivating Offenders to Change: A Guide to Enhancing Engagement in Therapy

...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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