When violent offenders are referred to treatment, it is imperative that treatment providers recognize treatment process challenges and their impact on the selection of effective treatment strategies and approaches. Recognizing challenges to successful treatment allows providers to adapt their treatment approaches and the desired treatment outcomes.
To prepare for this Discussion:
With these thoughts in mind:
Post a brief description of the research article you selected. Include the type of violent offense and the treatment approach used. Then explain which treatment outcome model you would use to measure the success of the treatment approach, and why. Be specific.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.
Howden, S., Midgley, J., & Hargate, R. (2018). Violent offender treatment in a medium secure unit. Journal of Forensic Practice, 20(2), 102-111.
Moeller, S. B., Gondan, M., & Novaco, R. W. (2017). Violent images, anger and physical aggression among male forensic inpatients. Personality and individual differences, 105, 268-274.
O’Brien, K., & Daffern, M. (2017). Treatment gain in violent offenders: The relationship between proximal outcomes, risk reduction and violent recidivism. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 24(2), 244-258.
Polaschek, D. L., Yesberg, J. A., Bell, R. K., Casey, A. R., & Dickson, S. R. (2016). Intensive psychological treatment of high-risk violent offenders: Outcomes and pre-release mechanisms. Psychology, Crime & Law, 22(4), 344-365.
Document: Treatment Outcome Models (PDF)
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