Forensic Clinical

Shared Risk Formulation in Forensic Psychiatry [2019]

Patients in forensic mental health care have a difficult journey through inpatient rehabilitation and re-integration into the community. Risk assessment guides this progress, usually with clinician-based processes that use structured risk-assessment tools. Patients’ understanding of their own risk is important

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Shared Risk Formulation in Forensic Psychiatry [2019]

Patients in forensic mental health care have a difficult journey through inpatient rehabilitation and re-integration into the community. Risk assessment guides this progress, usually with clinician-based processes that use structured risk-assessment tools. Patients’ understanding of their own risk is important

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Sociodemographic Information, Aversive and Traumatic Events, Offence-Related Characteristics, and Mental Health of Delinquent Women in Forensic-Psychiatric Care in Switzerland [2018]

The present study describes a much understudied group—namely, female prisoners under forensic-psychiatric care in the German-speaking part of Switzerland—to improve understanding of their risks and their needs. Data were derived from internal databases of a Forensic-Psychiatric Service. Data were collected

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Talking to Forensic Patients About Risk [2019]

I am grateful to the editor for the chance to comment on this intriguing review by Drs. Ray and Simpson about risk-related shared decision-making (RR-SDM) in forensic practice. All good papers raise as many questions as they answer, and in

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The Changing Landscape of Treatment in Forensic Psychiatry – 2015-11-16

As we face legislative changes, precedent-setting court decisions and institutional re-structuring, it behooves us to generate innovative solutions for consumers of forensic psychiatric services. Individuals never-before considered viable for community placement are now successfully treated and managed in community settings. Novel approaches

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The impact of an intensive inpatient violent offender treatment programme on intermediary treatment targets, violence risk and aggressive behaviour in a sample of mentally disordered offenders – 2017-08

This study examined the impact of an intensive inpatient violent offender treatment programme, Life Minus Violence-Enhanced (LMV-E), on intermediary treatment targets, risk for violence, and aggressive behaviour during treatment in a sample of male mentally disordered offenders. Using quasi-experimental design,

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The meaning of significant encounters in forensic care [2020]

BackgroundResearch in forensic psychiatric care focusing on person‐oriented care is ambiguous about matters of quality. The encounters between a healthcare professional (HCP) and patient could influence how connections and relations emerge between the caregiver and the patient. ObjectivesTo better understand

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The Neuropsychological Assessment of Justice-Involved Men: Descriptive Analysis, Preliminary Data, and a Case for Group-Specific Norms [2017]

Objective Neuropsychological expertise has played an increasing role in legal decision-making in criminal contexts. Valid neuropsychological evidence in criminal forensic contexts requires normative data that are representative of justice-involved individuals. Unfortunately, existing normative data appear unlikely to represent justice-involved individuals

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The question of sanity restoration in jail [2020]

Severe mental illness, especially psychotic disorders that are worsening, acute or complicated, normally require intensive psychiatric care and treatment that is most appropriately provided in a mental hospital. For criminal defendants, transfer to a forensic security hospital has traditionally been

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