Reading List

Module Speakers

Dr Jamie Bennett 

Understanding Prison Staff
Publisher: Willan – 2007

Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment
Publisher: Willan – 2007

Handbook on Prisons
Publisher: Routledge – 2016

Dr Ronald Doctor

Dangerous Patients: A Psychodynamic Approach to Risk Assessment and Management
Publisher: Karnac Books 2003

Murder; a psychotherapeutic investigation
Publisher: Karnac Books 2008

Dr Sandra M Grant

Mutative Metaphors in Psychotherapy: the Aeolian Mode By Murray Cox and Alice Theilgaard London: Tavistock Social Science Paperback.
Publisher: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy – 1990

Politics and Planning in the National Health Service
Publisher: Open University Press – 1990

Personal Issues Facing the Psychotherapist in the National Health Service
Publisher: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy – 1986

Professor Brett Kahr

Sex and the Psyche: The Truth About Our Most Secret Fantasies
Publisher: Penguin Books – 2008

D.W. Winnicott: A Biographical Portrait
Publisher: Karnac Books – 1996

The Forensic Psychotherapy Monograph Series

The late Professor Gill McGauley

Forensic Mental Health: Concepts, Systems, and Practice
Publisher: Oxford University Press – 2009

Counselling Difficult Clients
Publisher: Sage – 1998

Ms Anna Motz

The Psychology of Female Violence: Crimes Against the Body
Publisher: Routledge – 2008

Managing Self Harm: Psychological Perspectives
Publisher: Routledge – 2009

Toxic Couples: The Psychology of Domestic Violence
Publisher: Routledge – 2008

Dr Adah Sachs

Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder
Publisher: Karnac Books – 2008

Dr Richard Shuker

Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) Profiles of Offenders and Their Relationship to Institutional Misconduct and Risk of Reconviction
Publisher: PubMed – 2012

The relationship between intellectual ability and the treatment needs of offenders in a therapeutic community prison
Publisher: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology – 2011

Forensic Therapeutic Communities: A Critique of Treatment Model and Evidence Base
Publisher: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice – 2010

An assessment of change in negative relating in two male forensic therapy samples using the Person’s Relating to Others Questionnaire (PROQ)
Publisher: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology – 2009

The Inpatient Treatment of Personality-Disordered Offenders: Multidisciplinary Successes and Tensions
Publisher: International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies- 2015

The place of psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the treatment of high-risk personality-disordered offenders
Publisher: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy – 2015

Dr Estela V. Welldon

Playing with Dynamite: A Personal Approach to the Psychoanalytic Understanding of Perversions, Violence, and Criminality
Publisher: Karnac Books – 2011

Mother, Madonna, Whore: The Idealization and Denigration of Motherhood
Publisher: Karnac Books – 1992

Ideas in Psychoanalysis: Sadomasochism
Publisher: Icon Books – 2002

A Practical Guide to Forensic Psychotherapy
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley – 1996

Dr Jessica Yakeley

Learning About Emotions in Illness: Integrating Psychotherapeutic Teaching into Medical Education
Publisher: Routledge – 2015

Working with Violence: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Approach
Publisher: Palgrave – 2010

Medical Psychotherapy
Publisher: Oxford University Press – 2016

Further Reading

Abel, G. G., Gore, D. K., Holland, C. L., Camp, N., Becker, J. V., & Rathner, J. (1989). The measurement of the cognitive distortions of child molesters. Annals of Sex Research, 2, 135?153.

Ahlmeyer, S., Kleinsasser, D., Stoner, J., & Retzlaff, P (2003) Psychopathology of Incarcerated Sex Offenders. Journal of Personality Disorders 17(4):306-18

Altshul, V. A. (2013). Commentary: Forensic psychotherapy. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry Law, 41(1), 46-48. 

Bartlett, A. (2010) Medical Models of Mental Disorder in Forensic Mental Health. In Forensic Mental Health. Bartlett, A. & McGauley, G. (2010). Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Bateman, A. & Fonagy, P. (2008) Eight-year followup of patients treated for borderline personality disorder: mentalization-based treatment versus treatment as usual. American Journal of Psychiatry. 165:631-638.

Bateman, A., & Fonagy, P. (2009). Randomised controlled trial of outpatient mentalization-based treatment versu structured clinical management for borderline personality disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 1666, 1355-1364.

Beck AT, Rush AJ, Shaw BF, Emery G. Cognitive Therapy of Depression. New York: The Guilford Press, 1979.

Black, R. (1993) Clinical Programmes with psychopaths in Howell, K and Hollin, C. R. (eds) Clinical Approaches to the Mentally Disorder Offender. (Chichester: Wiley)

Blomhoff S, Seim S, Friis S. Can prediction of violence among psychiatric patients be improved? Hospital and Community Psychiatry. 1990;41:771-775

Bowlby, J (1971) [1969], Attachment and Loss, Vol. 1. Attachment (Pelican ed.), London: Penguin Books, p. 300,

Burke, T. (2010) Psychiatric Disorder: Understanding Violence. in Forensic Mental Health. Bartlett, A. & McGauley, G. (2010). Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Caspi A, Houts RM, Belsky DW, Goldman-Mellor SJ, Harrington H, Israel S, et al. (2014) The p factor: one general psychopathology factor in the structure of psychiatric disorders? Clin Psychol Sci. 2: 119-37.

Coid, J. (1992) DSM-III diagnosis in criminal psychopaths: a way forward. Criminal Behaviour and mental Health, 2, 78-94.

Compton Dickinson, S., Odell-Miller, H., & Adlam, J. (2012). Forensic music therapy: A treatment for men and women in secure hospital settings. London: Jessica Kingsley. 

Corbett, A. (2014). Disabling perversions: Forensic psychotherapy with children and adults with intellectual disabilities. London: Karnac. 

Cordess, C., & Cox, M. (Eds) Forensic Psychotherapy : Crime, Psychodynamics and the Offender Patient. Jessica Kingsley: London.

Craisatti, J. & McClurg, G. (1996) The challenge project: Perpetrators of child sexual abuse in South East London. Child Abuse & Neglect 20 (1996), pp. 1067-1077.

Craissati, J., McClurg, G., & Browne, K. (2002). Characteristics of perpetrators of child sexual abuse who have been sexually victimized as children. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 14, 225-239.

De Zulueta, F. (2006). From pain to violence: The Traumatic Roots of Destructiveness. (2nd ed.). Chichester: Whurr Publishers. 

Dimeff, L. & Linehan, M. (2001) Dialectical Behavior Therapy in a Nutshell. The Californian Psychologist. 34: 10-13.

Dobash, R. P., Dobash, R. E., Cavanagh, K. and Lewis, R. (2000), Changing Violent Men. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Doctor, R. (Ed.). (2008). Murder: A psychotherapeutic investigation. London: Karnac Books . 

Doctor, R. (2003) Dangerous Patients: A Psychodynamic Approach to Risk Assessment and Management. Karnac: London

Doctor, R. (2008) Murder: A Psychotherapeutic Investigation. Karnac: London

Dolan, B. & Coid, J. (1993) Psychopathic and Antisocial Personality Disorders: treatment and research issues. London: Gaskell.

Durcan, G (2016) Mental health and criminal justice: Views from consultations across England and Wales. Centre for Mental Health: London.

Eronen, M., Tilhonen, J. & Hakola, P. (1996) Schizophrenia and homicidal behaviour. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 22, 83-89.

Greenberg, J. & Mitchell, S. (1983). Object Relations in Psychoanalytic Theory. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England.

Farrington, D. (2001) Predicting adult official and self-report violence. In Clinical Assessment of Dangerousness – Empirical Contributions. (Pinard, G. F., Pagani, L. (Eds)) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Fazel S & Danesh J. 2002. Serious mental disorder in 23000 prisoners: a systematic review of 62 surveys. Lancet 359: 545-50.

Fazel, S. & Seewald, K. (2012) Severe mental illness in 33 588 prisoners worldwide: systematic review and meta-regression analysis. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 200 (5) 364-373

Feigenbaum, J. (2007) Dialectical behaviour therapy: An increasing evidence base. Journal of Mental Health, 16: 51-68

Fergusson, D. M., & Lynskey, M. T. (1997). Physical punishment/maltreatment during childhood and adjustment in young adulthood. Child Abuse & Neglect, 21(7), 617-630.

Finkelhor, D. (1984). Child sexual abuse: New theory and research. NY: Free Press.

Fitch, F., & Papantonio, A. (1983). Men who batter: Some pertinent characteristics. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 171(3), 190-192.

Geir Smedslund, Therese K Dalsb�,, Asbj�rn Steiro, Aina Winsvold, Jocelyne Clench-Aas (2007) Cognitive behavioural therapy for men who physically abuse their female partner. Cochrane Review.

Gilligan, J. (1996) Violence: a Reflection on the National Epidemic. New York: Grosset/Putnam Books.

Glasser, M (1996) The Assessment and Management of Dangerousness: The Psychological Contribution. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. 7: 271-283.

Glover, E. (1960) The Roots of Crime. International Universities Press.

Goodman, R. E. (1987) Genetic And Hormonal Factors in Variant Sexuality: Research and Theory (Wilson, G. Eds) Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.

Gunn, J. (1977) Criminal behavior and mental disorder. British Journal of Psychiatriy. 130, 317-329.

Hall, G. C. N., & Hirschman, R. (1991). Toward a theory of sexual aggression: A quadripartite model. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 59, 662?669

Harris, G., Rice, M., & Quinsey, V. (1993) Violent recidivism of mentally disordered offenders: The development of a statistical prediction instrument. Criminal Justice and Behavior 20:315-335

Hearn, Jeff (1998) The Violences of Men, London: Sage

Higgins, J (1995) Crime and mental disorder: II. Forensic aspects of psychiatric disorder. In Seminars in Practical Forensic Psychiatry, Edited by Derek Chiswick & Rosemarie Cope (1995)

Hodgins, S. (1992) Mental disorder, intellectual deficiency, and crime – evidence from a birth cohort. Archives of General Psychiatry, 49, 476 -483.

Hornsveld, R. H. J., Nijman, H. L. I., Hollin, C. R., & Kraaimaat, F. W. (2007). Aggression control therapy for violent forensic psychiatric patients: Method and clinical practice. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 52, 222-233.

Houston, J., and Scoales, M (2008) A Sex Offender Service within a mental health setting in Sexual Offending and Mental Health: Multi disciplinary risk management in the community. (Eds .Galloway, S., & Houston, J.) London: Jessica Kingsley.

Hudson, S. M., & Ward, T. (1997). Intimacy, loneliness, and attachment style in sexual offenders. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 12, 323-339.

Jackson, M. & Tarnopolsky, A. (1990) Borderline Personality. In Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry (eds R. Bluglass & P. Bowden), pp. 427-435. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Johnston, M.E. (1988). Correlates of early violence experience among men who are abusive and toward female mates In G.T. Hotaling, D. Finkelhor, J.T. Kirkpatrick & M.A. Straus (Eds.), Family abuse and its consequences: New directions in research (pp. 192-202). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Jones, M. (1953). The therapeutic community: A new treatment method in psychiatry. New York, NY: Basic Books. 

Koss, M.P., L. Goodman, A. Browne, L. Fitgerald, G.P. Keita, and N.F. Russon (1994) No Safe Haven. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Landenberger, N. A., & Lipsey, M. W. (2005). The positive effects of cognitive-behavioral programs for offenders: A meta-analysis of factors associated with effective treat- ment. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 1(4), 451-476.

Loucks N (2007) Prisoners with Learning Difficulties and Learning Disabilities – Review of Prevalence and Associated Needs. Prison Reform Trust.

Madsen, L., Parsons, S., & Grubin, D. (2006) The relationship between the five-factor model and DSM personality disorder in a sample of child molesters. Personality and Individual Differences 40(2):227-236� 

Malamuth, N., Heavey, C., & Linz, D. (1993). Predicting men’s antisocial behavior against women: The Interaction Model of sexual aggression. In G. Hall, R. Hirschman, J. Graham & M. Zaragoza, (Eds.) Sexual Aggression: Issues in etiology and assessment, treatment and policy. (pp. 63-97). New York: Hemisphere.

Marshall, W. L. (1989). Invited essay: Intimacy, loneliness, and sexual offenders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 27, 491-503.

Marshall, W. L., Jones, R., Ward, T., Johnson, P., & Barbaree, H. E. (1991). Treatment outcome with sex offenders. Clinical Psychology Review, 11(4), 465-485.

McGauley, G. & Humphrey, M. (2003) Contribution of forensic psychotherapy to the care of forensic patients. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment. 9 (2) 117-124.

Meloy, J. R. & Yakeley, J. (2014). The violent true believer as a ‘Lone Wolf’ – Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Terrorism, Behavioural Sciences & the Law, 32, 347-365.

Melton, G. B., Petrila,J., Poythress, N. G., and Slobogin, C. (1997) Psychological Evaluations for the Courts: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers (Third Edition) New York: Guildford Press.

Minnaar, N. (2010). Silence the violence. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 2(1), 69-72. 

Moffitt TE. Parental mental disorder and offspring criminal behavior: An adoption study. Psychiatry1987;50:346-360.

Motz, A. (2014) Toxic Couples: The Psychology of Domestic Violence. London: Routledge.

Motz, A. (2008) The Psychology of Female Violence: Crimes Against the Body. London: Routledge.

Muetzell, S. (1995) Human Violence in Stockholm County, Sweden. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. 6: 75-88.

Mullen, P. E., Forensic mental health, Editorial, The British Journal of Psychiatry Apr 2000, 176 (4) 307-311

Pailthorpe, G. W. (1932) Studies in the Psychology of Delinquency. London, H. M. Stationery Off.,

Patalay, P., Fonagy, P., Deighton, J., Belsky, J., Vostanis, P., & Wolpert, M. (2015) A general psychopathology factor in early adolescence.

Polaschek, D. L. L., Wilson, N. J., Townsend, M. R., & Daly, L. R. (2005). Cognitive-behavioral rehabilitation for high-risk violent offenders: An outcome evaluation of the violence prevention unit. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 20, 1611-1627.

Polaschek, D. L. L., & Ward, T. (2002). The implicit theories of potential rapists: What our questionnaires tell us. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 7(4), 385-406.

Prentky, R. A., Knight, R. A., Sims-Knight, J. E., Straus, H., Rokous, F., & Cerce, D. (1989). Developmental antecedents of sexual aggression. Development and Psychopathology, 1, 153-169.

Reber, A.S., & Reber, E. (2001) The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology. London: Penguin.

Rosen, R. (1964) The pathology and treatment of sexual deviation: A methodological approach. Oxford medical publications.

Ross, J., Quayle, E., Newman, E., & Tansey, L. (2013) The impact of psychological therapies on violent behaviour in clinical and forensic settings: a systematic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 18(6), 2013, p.761-773.

Sabol, W. J., Coulton, C. J., & Kolbin, J. E. (2004). Building community capacity for violence prevention. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19(3), 322-340.

Sahota, K. & Chesterman, P (1998) Sexual offending in the context of mental illness Journal of Forensic Psychiatry 9(2):267-280.

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Smallbone, S. (2006). An attachment-theoretical revision of Marshall and Barbaree’s Integrated Theory of the Etiology of Sexual Offending. In W. M., Yolanda Fernandez, Liam Marshall, & Geris Serran (Ed.), Sexual offender treatment: Controversial issues (pp. 93-108). Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons.

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Taylor, P. J. & Gunn, J. (1984) Violence and psychosis: I. The risk of violence among psychotic men. British Medical Journal, 288, 1945 -1949.

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Twemlow, S. (2013). Broadening the vision: A case for community-based psychoanalysis in the context of usual practice. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 61, 662-690. 

van Marle, H. (ed.) (1997) Challenges in forensic psychotherapy. Jessica Kingsley: London.

Verheul, R., Van Den Bosch, L. M. C., Koeter, M. W. J., De Ridder, M. A. J., Stijnen , T., & Van Den Brink, W. (2003) Dialectical behaviour therapy for women with borderline personality disorder: 12-month, randomised clinical trial in The Netherlands. British Journal of Psychiatry, 182, 135-140.

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Welldon, E. V. (2011) Playing with Dynamite. Karnac: London.

Welldon, E. (2015) Definition of Forensic Psychotherapy and its Aims. Int. J. Appl. Psychoanal. Studies 12(2): 96-105 

Welldon, E. V. (1993) Forensic Psychotherapy and Group Analysis. Group Anlysis. 26, 4, 487-502.

Welldon, E. (1988) Mother Madonna Whore. Karnac: London

Welldon, E. V. & Van Velsen, C (Eds.), (1997) A Practical Guide to Forensic Psychotherapy. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Welldon, E. V. (2011). Playing with dynamite: A personal approach to the psychoanalytic understanding of perversion, violence and criminality. London: Karnac.

Welldon, E. (1994). Forensic psychotherapy. In P. Clarkson & M. Pokorny (Eds.), Handbook of psychotherapy (pp. 470-493). London: Routledge. 

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Additional Reading

Forensic reading recommended by the Tavistock Clinic