Peter Sturmey and Mary McMurran have edited an excellent book on forensic case formulation for this Wiley–Blackwell series. The authors of the chapters are well respected experts in the forensic field. Readers who work in forensic services will find the chapters on case formulation both informative theoretically and helpful clinically. Work with offenders will be enhanced by assimilating the ideas and suggestions in this book. — Kate Davidson , Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Glasgow, UK
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Effective assessment and treatment of offenders is important for reducing the likelihood of further offending. Understanding the processes which initiate and maintain offending behaviour is integral to the design and evaluation of appropriate, individually–tailored interventions. Forensic Case Formulation describes the principles and application of case formulation specifically for forensic clinical practice. In this edited volume, contributors review the fundamental aspects of case formulation, including definitions, reliability and validity. The practical applications of case formulation applied to violence, sexual offenses personality disorder, and substance abuse are described, and illustrated with case studies. Also covered is the interrelationship between case formulation and risk assessment. Forensic Case Formulation offers rich insights into the use of case formulation with forensic clients.