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



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

Mary McMurran (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-85470-9 April 2003 282 Pages


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
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)
"...offers authoritative and critical information through which forensic clinical practice can develop." (Social Psychological Review, October 2003)

"...extremely informative..." (Vista Vol 10, 2005)