Forensic Psychotherapy: Pathologies and Treatment Strategies for Working With ViolenceWith Module Speakers:
Anna Motz, Dr Jamie Bennett, Dr Ronald Doctor, Dr Sandra M Grant, FRCPsych, OBE, Mary Haley, Professor Brett Kahr, Gill McGauley, Dr Adah Sachs, Richard Shuker, Dr Celia Taylor, Dr Estela Welldon, Dr Jessica Yakeley, ,
- This online resource provides a unique package of lectures and presentations by the speakers below, supported by notes, captions and diagrams
- This content is available 24/7 for 1 year per subscription
- The package offers 8 hours of video, accredited as 14 hours CPD
- All the materials have been commissioned by Confer and cannot be obtained elsewhere
- The literature has been studied in order to offer a reliably researched, hyperlinked bibliography
- A certificate of attendance may be applied for up to 14 hours CPD (pro rata on the basis of correct answers in multiple choice questionnaire assessing your knowledge of the module): £36
This online module offers the practitioner a set of videoed talks and research resources on the psychotherapeutic treatment of violent offenders and those with violent tendencies or fantasies. It offers a psychodynamic understanding of why someone may commit acts against another that are as brutal as murder or rape.
In this analysis, it is proposed that the underlying psychological pressures that erupt in violence stem from abuse in childhood and/or intergenerational trauma, when burdens on the psyche overwhelm the individual’s capacity to contain their aggressive response to past shame, humiliation, persecution and loss.
While the module is designed to illuminate why human beings can be dangerous, murderous or perverse, it is also an opportunity for non-forensic professionals, who nevertheless encounter acts of sadism in their clinical work to develop effective strategies for understanding those dynamics.
The presenters range from psychoanalytic psychotherapists, psychiatrists to psychologists but all are connected by a belief that dangerous people can be effectively treated psychologically rather than punitively, and that by enabling them to understand the underlying causes of their offender behaviour they begin their rehabilitation.
Dr Ronald DoctorThe Psychodynamics of Personality Disorder, Sadism and Destructiveness in the Countertransference
This presentation describes some concepts underpinning forensic psychotherapy, including a theory of a triangular dynamic between patient, psychotherapist and society that was developed by Dr Estela Welldon. The talk explores the countertransference in relation to personality disorder, and how challenging this can be for the clinician, arousing such responses as coll