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Using Time, Not Doing Time: Practitioner Perspectives on Personality Disorder and Risk

Using Time, Not Doing Time: Practitioner Perspectives on Personality Disorder and Risk

Allison Tennant (Editor), Kevin Howells (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-71064-7 February 2010 226 Pages


This book offers a wide variety of health care professionals an invaluable and long-awaited resource for the proper assessment, treatment, and management of personality disordered individuals.
  • Addresses clinical practice issues related to the understanding, assessment and treatment of people who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder
  • Focuses on the experience, practice and emerging ideas and findings of practitioners in the field
  • Reflects the multidisciplinary nature of practice in the field
  • Aimed at practitioners working in high security hospitals, prisons and other community services

About the Contributors vii

Preface xi
Eddie Kane

Introduction xiii
Allison Tennant and Kevin Howells

Chapter 1 Setting the Scene: National Developments in Services 1
John Milton and Gopi Krishnan

Chapter 2 Risk Assessment for Aggressive Behaviour in Personality Disorder 15
Michael Daffern

Chapter 3 Ready or Not, They Are Coming: Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder and Treatment Engagement 33
Kevin Howells and Allison Tennant

Chapter 4 Case Formulation with Personality Disordered Offenders 45
Lawrence Jones

Chapter 5 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Targeting Violent Behaviour in a Male Forensic In-Patient Setting 63
Allison Tennant

Chapter 6 Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT): A Treatment Approach for Treating People with Severe
Personality Disorder 81
Jackie Withers

Chapter 7 Schema Therapy Within a High Secure Setting 95
Kerry Beckley and Neil Gordon

Chapter 8 Violent Offending Treatment for Male Patients with Personality Disorder 111
Louise Sainsbury

Chapter 9 Working with People Who Have Committed Sexual Offences with Personality Disorder Diagnoses 125
Lawrence Jones

Chapter 10 Working with Personality Disordered Offenders Who Have Substance Misuse Problems 141
Glen Thomas and Jackie Withers

Chapter 11 Recovery from Personality Disorder: Maintaining Change 153
Jackie Withers

Chapter 12 Adult Learning and Personality Disorders 167
Perdita Jackson, Clare Thurlow and David Underwood

Chapter 13 The Boundary Seesaw Model: Good Fences Make for Good Neighbours 181
Laura Hamilton

Chapter 14 Afterthoughts on Personality Disorder and Risk: Tasks for the Future 195
Richard Howard and Kevin Howells

Index 205