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A practical treatment manual, specifically developed for use with offenders who have intellectual disabilities, which will help clinicians to prepare and run therapeutic group sessions as part of an offender rehabilitation programme. Traditional methods and techniques have been modified so that they can be used with offenders with developmental disabilities Looks at topics such as disclosure, dealing with cognitive distortions, the cycle of offending, victim awareness, pathways to offending and non-offending and relapse prevention As well as CBT, new initiatives in offender rehabilitation, such as self-regulation and the Good Lives Model (GLM), are covered

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470062029
ISBN-10: 0470062029
Format: Paperback
(241mm x 167mm x 19mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William R. Lindsay

William R. Lindsay, PhD , is Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Lead Clinician in Scotland and Head of Research for Castlebeck Care, Darlington, UK. He is also Chair of Learning Disabilities and Forensic Psychology at the University of Abertay, Dundee. Previously he was a consultant psychologist in the State Hospital, Scotland with responsibilities for intellectual disabilities and mainstream sex offender treatment. He is currently associate editor for the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities and the Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and is also on the editorial board for the British Journal of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry, Psychology and Law .