Affective determinants of treatment engagement in violent offenders

Howells, Kevin, and Day, Andrew (2006) Affective determinants of treatment engagement in violent offenders. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 50 (2). pp. 174-186.

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Affective factors are likely to play a major role in determining the extent to which offenders are able to engage with, and benefit from, treatment. In this article, it is argued that the relationship between affect and treatment engagement may be understood in three ways: the access the client has to emotional states, the ability to express such states, and the willingness of the client to do this in the therapeutic session. It is suggested that affective determinants of treatment readiness can be understood with reference to models of emotional regulation and that attention to these affective factors in the early stages of treatment is likely to promote engagement, reduce attrition, and consequently improve treatment outcomes for violent offenders.

Item ID: 47170
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1552-6933
Keywords: treatment engagement, anger, violence, affect, emotion
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 07:50
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170104 Forensic Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services @ 100%
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