Cognitive-behavioural therapy

Day, Andrew (2017) Cognitive-behavioural therapy. In: Davies, Jason, and Nagi, Claire, (eds.) Individual Psychological Therapies in Forensic Settings: Research and Practice. Routledge, Oxford, UK, pp. 28-40.

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Abstract

It is both a pleasure and a responsibility to write about cognitive-behavioural therapy. The cognitive-behavioural approach is not only the best established therapeutic modality in forensic settings, but also the most evidence-based. It is, without doubt, the treatment method of choice for treating offenders (see Craig, Dixon, and Gannon, 2013; Tafrate and Mitchell, 2014; Taxman, Shepherdson, and Byrne, 2004). And yet there is surprisingly little guidance available to therapists in relation to the specifics of cognitive-behavioural therapy when used with forensic clients, the adaptations that are needed to implement the approach in the forensic setting, or even how to assess both the quality and integrity of treatment. As Marshall and Marshall (in press) have recently argued (in relation to the treatment of sexual offenders), simply describing a treatment programme as cognitive-behavioural says only a little about what is actually being delivered.

Item ID: 49768
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-317-35420-8
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 04:35
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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