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Forensic Focus

Edited by Gwen Adshead, Consultant Forensic Psychotherapist and Lecturer in Forensic Psychotherapy, Broadmoor Hospital

This series takes the field of Forensic Psychotherapy as its focal point, offering a forum for the presentation of theoretical and clinical issues. It embraces such influential neighbouring disciplines as language, law, literature, criminology, ethics and philosophy, as well as psychiatry and psychology, its established progenitors.

Professional and Therapeutic Boundaries in Forensic Mental Health Practice

Professional and Therapeutic Boundaries in Forensic Mental Health Practice

Edited by Anne Aiyegbusi and Gillian Kelly

People who use forensic mental health services are defined by the fact that they have violated boundaries, often in many ways. For clinicians employed to work therapeutically with this client group however, the capacity to initiate and maintain boundaries is critical to safety as well as to... more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-139-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, nursing, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, therapeutic communities

The Therapeutic Milieu Under Fire

The Therapeutic Milieu Under Fire

Security and Insecurity in Forensic Mental Health

Edited by John Adlam, Anne Aiyegbusi, Pam Kleinot, Anna Motz and Christopher Scanlon

This groundbreaking book explores the psychodynamics and socio-politics of the forensic therapeutic milieu, addressing some of the most difficult and complex issues facing practitioners. It sets out a psycho-social framework for understanding the predicament and the needs of those who live in... more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-258-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: addiction, anger management, anxiety, bullying, challenging behaviour, forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, joint working, mental illness, offenders, probation, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, resilience, risk assessment, substance abuse, suicide, supervision, therapeutic communities, trauma, violence

Forensic Issues in Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities

Forensic Issues in Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities

Edited by Ernest Gralton

Adolescents with developmental disabilities are a complex population who require specialised treatment and care. This interdisciplinary text examines the processes involved in working with this client group in forensic settings, and explores the ways in which their needs differ from those of... more »

2011, Paperback: £39.99/ $59.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-144-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, art therapy, Asperger syndrome, autism, forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, occupational therapy, offenders, speech and language therapy

Psychiatry in Prisons

Psychiatry in Prisons

A Comprehensive Handbook

Edited by Simon Wilson and Ian Cumming

Psychiatry in Prisons provides a comprehensive overview of the history, problems and development of psychiatric health care in prisons, focusing particularly on the UK. The contributors tackle a broad range of issues, from familiar mental health issues such as substance misuse, self-injury and... more »

2009, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-223-6, 254mm x 190.5mm / 10in x 7.5in, 320pp

Subjects: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, probation, psychiatry

Therapeutic Relationships with Offenders

Therapeutic Relationships with Offenders

An Introduction to the Psychodynamics of Forensic Mental Health Nursing

Edited by Anne Aiyegbusi and Jenifer Clarke-Moore

Working in any area of mental health nursing presents complex issues regarding the nurse-patient relationship. For those working in prolonged clinical contact with offenders, relationships with patients and colleagues can be particularly emotionally intense and sometimes difficult to express.... more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-949-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subjects: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Health, Social Work and Social Care, Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, nursing, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, therapeutic communities

Personality Disorder

Personality Disorder

The Definitive Reader

Edited by Gwen Adshead and Caroline Jacob

Personality Disorder offers a comprehensive and accessible collection of papers that will be practically useful to practitioners working in secure and non-secure settings with patients who have personality disorders. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-640-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Subjects: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Health, Social Work and Social Care, Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: challenging behaviour, community care, counselling, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, mental illness, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

Sexual Offending and Mental Health

Sexual Offending and Mental Health

Multidisciplinary Management in the Community

Edited by Julia Houston and Sarah Galloway

Sexual Offending and Mental Health draws together theoretical, clinical and mental health issues for the range of professionals working in the community and in-patient settings with sex offenders and those who have behaved in sexually inappropriate ways. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.95/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-550-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Subjects: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Health, Social Work and Social Care, Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, mental health, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, sexual abuse

Working Therapeutically with Women in Secure Mental Health Settings

Working Therapeutically with Women in Secure Mental Health Settings

Edited by Nikki Jeffcote and Tessa Watson

`This book is an invaluable resource for all healthcare professionals working with women in secure services. It offers an insight into the needs of an often reviled but vulnerable client group.' more »

2004, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-218-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, mental health

A Matter of Security

A Matter of Security

The Application of Attachment Theory to Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Edited by Friedemann Pfäfflin and Gwen Adshead

`This is a fascinating book which will be of interest to those concerned with forensic contexts. It combines theoretical and practical content and provides an excellent source of literature for further reading. This is a book at the frontier of knowledge in a specific domain that offers a... more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-177-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child psychology, forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy

Boys Who Have Abused

Boys Who Have Abused

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Victim/Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse

John Woods
With a contribution from Anne Alvarez

`Woods promotes a multi-systematic therapy, incorporating cognitive behaviour and psychoanalytic approaches, in the context of a supportive reliable placement. Rather than idealise one therapeutic approach, Woods encourages practitioners to communicate openly. This provides an antidote to the... more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-093-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keyword: forensic psychotherapy

Ethical Issues in Forensic Mental Health Research

Ethical Issues in Forensic Mental Health Research

Edited by Gwen Adshead and Chris Brown

`Ethics and the literature on this subject can often be dry and hard to make interesting. This book is neither dry nor boring. It raises a number of important questions about carrying out research on forensic mental health, while maintaining a well-balanced approach… Gwen Adshead and Christine... more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-031-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Subject: Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, mental health

Personality Disorder

Personality Disorder

Temperament or Trauma?

Heather Castillo

`This is a good book about personality disorder, which is also a great book about advocacy… Vividly is to convey, in people's own words, what it feels like to have the label `personality disorder', and points us towards a new understanding of both this term and other diagnoses, which includes... more »

2002, Paperback: £26.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-053-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, mental health

Neither Bad Nor Mad

Neither Bad Nor Mad

The Competing Discourses of Psychiatry, Law and Politics

Deidre N. Greig

`The author is keenly aware of the profound societal, ethical and philosophical issues that arise in and around the `no man's land' occupied by personality disordered individuals…this book, like the `diagnosis' of its essential character, has no national boundaries. The subject-matter is... more »

2002, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-006-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, law, mental illness, social policy

Therapeutic Interventions for Forensic Mental Health Nurses

Therapeutic Interventions for Forensic Mental Health Nurses

Edited by Alyson Kettles, Phil Woods and Mick Collins

`This book is yet another from the excellent Forensic Focus series available from Kingsley. It brings together authors who are recognised nationally and internationally for their contemporary contributions in forensic mental health nursing … Nurses who want to provide some future direction and... more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-949-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, nursing

Violence and Mental Disorder

Violence and Mental Disorder

A Critical Aid to the Assessment and Management of Risk

Stephen Blumenthal and Tony Lavender

'Blumenthal and Lavender have brought together a mass of hitherto disparate evidence, which provides a useful starting point for mental health professionals, and students of psychology and psychiatry, trying to understand the links between violence and mental disorder.' more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-035-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Subject: Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: counselling, mental health, psychology, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Psychiatric Aspects of Justification, Excuse and Mitigation in Anglo-American Criminal Law

Alec Buchanan

`Following a detailed and sophisticated review of legal theory and practice Buchanan concludes that legal tests of excuse and mitigation boil down to two questions. The first is `did he have it?' (intent). The second is `did he do it?' (action)…Buchanan argues that such an approach fails the... more »

2000, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-797-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, law, mental health, offenders, psychiatry, psychology

Race, Culture and Ethnicity in Secure Psychiatric Practice

Race, Culture and Ethnicity in Secure Psychiatric Practice

Working with Difference

Edited by Charles Kaye and Tony Lingiah

…worth noting is the book's accessibility. Its mixture of essays and poetry intersperses the personal and the political, and in so doing helps to underscore the rich and multi-layered issues that frame black and minority ethnic people's lives -both in the mental health system and more... more »

2000, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-696-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 286pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, offenders, race

Forensic Nursing and Multidisciplinary Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender

Forensic Nursing and Multidisciplinary Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender

Edited by David Robinson and Alyson Kettles

`This book is unique in attempting to examine the role of the professional forensic nurse and explore the multi-professional boundaries within mental health. Its contents provide an insight into the cross-cultural thinking and the complexities and conflict of the forensic nurse. It attempts to... more »

1999, Paperback: £29.99/ $58.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-754-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 250pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, mental health, offenders

Violence

Violence

Reflections on Our Deadliest Epidemic

James Gilligan

'James Gilligan has written a stunning book about violence. As a psychiatrist who has spent twenty-five years of his professional life treating men who committed murder, Gilligan draws poignantly on his work with prisoners to help us understand what motivates desperate men. In the end, he... more »

1999, Paperback: £22.99
ISBN: 978-1-85302-842-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Subjects: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Health, Social Work and Social Care

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, offenders, social work, violence

Working with Sex Offenders in Prisons and through Release to the Community

Working with Sex Offenders in Prisons and through Release to the Community

A Handbook

Alec Spencer

Working with Sex Offenders in Prisons and through Release to the Community is the first study of its kind to look at a wide range of issues and problems relating to the management of sexual offenders in prisons and their reintegration into the community. Spencer's analysis of the delivery of... more »

1999, Paperback: £26.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-767-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, offenders, sexual abuse

Remorse and Reparation

Edited by Murray Cox

`Remorse, or rather the lack of it, frequently features in banner headlines. But there is little systematic study of this important interdisciplinary topic whose relevance has extensive social ramifications. The complex relationship between remorse, shame guilt and attempts at reparation, are... more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-452-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
1998, Hardback: £49.99/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-451-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, offenders, probation

Managing High Security Psychiatric Care

Edited by Charles Kaye and Alan Franey

The management of the secure psychiatric services is under increasing scrutiny. In Managing High Security Psychiatric Care the contributors examine the management of these services in the light of their experiences and involvement with the Special Hospitals throughout the lifetime of the... more »

1998, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-581-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, psychiatry

Forensic Psychotherapy

Forensic Psychotherapy

Crime, Psychodynamics and the Offender Patient

Christopher Cordess and Murray Cox

Widely regarded as the definitive work on forensic psychotherapy, this major compendium is now published in paperback in one volume. more »

1998, Paperback: £75.00/ $120.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-634-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 738pp
1995, Hardback: £185.00/ $315.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-240-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 992pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, offenders

Prison Theatre

Practices and Perspectives

Edited by James Thompson

The 13 chapters in this books are serious, thoughtful and varied. The particular problems of prison work are spelled out meticulously. The essays are not only useful for prison work. There are very generous outlines of processes which could be stimulating for other groups. more »

1998, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-417-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: dramatherapy, forensic psychotherapy, offenders

Psychiatric Assessment

Pre and Post Admission

Valerie Anne Brown

This book consists of a series of assessments designed for professionals working with mentally disordered offenders and clients with challenging behaviours. It is written for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, probation officers and professionals involved in court diversion... more »

1997, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-575-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 76pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, mental illness, offenders, probation, psychiatry, psychology, social work

A Practical Guide to Forensic Psychotherapy

Edited by Estela V. Welldon and Cleo Van Velsen

Forensic Psychiatry has expanded exponentially in the last twenty years with a dramatic increase in forensic psychiatry posts and medium secure unit beds. More recently there has been increased concern with the treatment and management of mentally ill offenders which has led to more interest... more »

1996, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-389-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 300pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keyword: forensic psychotherapy

Challenges in Forensic Psychotherapy

Challenges in Forensic Psychotherapy

Edited by Hjalmar van Marle

This international collection by leading forensic psychotherapists explores topical policy and practice issues. The innovative Dutch system of treatment for forensic patients is described in detail through several chapters, and the place of treatment within and in relation to the criminal... more »

1996, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-419-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 172pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keyword: forensic psychotherapy

The Cradle of Violence

Essays on Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Literature

Stephen Wilson

This collection of essays focuses on the unconscious roots of human behaviour in a range of settings: the consulting room, the small group, the workplace, the therapeutic community and the GP's surgery. more »

1995, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-306-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, therapeutic communities

The Assessment of Criminal Behaviours of Clients in Secure Settings

Edited by Mary McMurran and John Hodge

`…this is a book written and edited by a group of eminent forensic clinical psychologists... it is a model of brevity and clarity, managing to encompass a full appraisal of the subject from the fundamentals of behavioural analysis through the special demands of making assessments in secure... more »

1993, Paperback: £26.99/ $43.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-124-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Subject: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Keyword: forensic psychotherapy