PSY513 GDB1 Solution and discussion
Total Marks 5
Starting Date Thursday, August 01, 2019
Closing Date Friday, August 02, 2019
Question Title Psychotherapies in Forensic settings
Do you think that Pakistani forensic system is getting some benefits from psychotherapy? What can we do in order to get maximum benefit out of it? Give logical arguments to support your answer.
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therapies should be used in forensic settings or not?
From the ‘nothing works’ maxim of the 1970s to evidence-based interventions to challenge recidivism and promote pro-social behavior, psychological therapy has played an important role in rehabilitation and risk reduction within forensic settings in recent years. And yet the typical group therapy model isn’t always the appropriate path to take. In this important new book, the aims and effectiveness of individual therapies within forensic settings, both old and new, are assessed and discussed. Including contributions from authors based in the UK, North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, a broad range of therapies are covered, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mentalisation Based Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focussed Therapy. Each chapter provides: an assessment of the evidence base for effectiveness; the adaptations required in a forensic setting; whether the therapy is aimed at recidivism or psychological change; the client or patient characteristics it is aimed at; a case study of the therapy in action. The final section of the book looks at ethical issues, the relationship between individual and group-based treatment, therapist supervision and deciding which therapies and therapists to select. This book is essential reading for probation staff, psychologists, criminal justice and liaison workers and specialist treatment staff. It will also be a valuable resource for any student of forensic or clinical psychology.
Forensic psychologists’ successfully use group therapies for many different types of psychological problems while dealing with offenders. Keeping in view the advantages as well as disadvantages of group therapy, what do you think whether these therapies should be used in forensic settings or not? Give logical arguments to support your answer.