This book describes targeted therapeutic interventions, programmatic approaches, and system-wide transformations of forensic mental health services.

Interventions include creative applications of a variety of multidimensional and theoretically grounded approaches. These include variations of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychodynamic, psychosocial, Risk-Needs-Recovery (RNR) and Good Lives Models, and other approaches. Contributors from several countries address key topics such as aggression, sexual violence, substance use, trauma-informed care, competency restoration, and other specialized treatment areas. Clinical examples are included throughout, which include current data and research and suggestions for further research for use by clinicians working in a range of settings with a variety of treatment population subsets.

This book is essential for administrators and clinicians seeking effective and state-of-the-art approaches.

chapter |8 pages


Innovative Treatment Approaches in Forensic and Correctional Settings

part I|80 pages

Targeted Therapeutic Interventions

chapter 4|12 pages

The Eye with Which We Behold Ourselves

Group Poetry Therapy in a Forensic Psychiatric Center

part II|118 pages

Programmatic Approaches

chapter 10|15 pages

Not Just a Comic Relief

Medical Clowns in the Forensic Mental Health Setting 1

chapter 12|14 pages

Animal-Assisted Intervention

The “Paws for Wellness Program”

chapter 13|12 pages

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

A Full Fidelity Model in a Forensic Hospital

part III|62 pages

System Wide Intervention and Transformation

chapter 14|17 pages

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R)

Empowering Individuals with Serious Mental Health and Justice-Related Challenges

chapter 16|15 pages

Community Re-entry Needs and Solutions

An Overview of Innovative and Emerging Initiatives in New Jersey

chapter 17|15 pages

Behavioral Health Transformation under Judicial Oversight

Systemic Change in Washington State's Forensic Mental Health System