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Forensic Psychotherapy: Crime, Psychodynamics and the Offender Patient 2 Volume Set

by Christopher Cordess and Murray Cox Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Widely regarded as the definitive work on forensic psychotherapy, this major compendium is now published in paperback to meet the need for its availability as a student text. Since its original publication, forensic psychotherapy has become increasingly widely established.

Vol 1. Mainly Theory- Dr Christopher Cordess and Dr Murray Cox. Introduction: Transference. 1. General 2. Forensic aspects: Counter-transference 1. - 2. Forensic aspects: Defence Mechanisms 1. General 2. In offender patients: Sociology and Psychotherapy: Adolescence: Theoretical aspects of working with psychosis: Theories of sexual development and offending: Theories of aggression: Victimology and PTSD: Research Methods: Vol 2. Mainly Practice - Dr Murray Cox and Dr Christopher Cordess: Introduction (to include reference to gender and race issues):What to expect from Forensc Psychotherapy: The centrality of Supervision: A. Working with out-patients: Individual psychotherapy: Group Psychotherapy: Supportive psychotherapy in Forensic Practice: The abused mentally impaired: Day Hospital treatment for Borderline and psychotic patients: Working with adolescent delinquents: B. Working in secure settings: Sex offending: Psychodynamic treatment in Regional Secure Units: The Forensic patient and the Therapeutic Community: Psychodynamics and the Special Hospital: A psychotherapist in prison: A review of research:Training.

The book's coverage of psychic processes and their effect on inner and outer world phenomena mark its importance for all who are involved with difficult patients or clients. It is the first major book on forensic psychotherapy marking a developmental milestone in this speciality. It is therefore a must for libraries and any institution or organisation which involves itself practically or academically with offender patients. It has immense personal appeal...written in a style that conveys respect and a sensitivity for the patient and their difficulties. The many areas incorporated in this book mean that there is always something which resonates with the various wishes and expectations of the reader, whether they be theoretical or mainly practical. The ability of this text to intellectually stimulate and make emotional contact with the reader is only rivaled by its potential to impart knowledge.'
Christopher Cordess is Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Sheffield. He is an associate member of the British Psycho-analytic Society and has published widely on forensic psychiatry and psychotherapy.

Murray Cox was Consultant Psychotherapist at Broadmoor Hospital from 1970 to 1997. He was an Honorary Member of the Institute of Group Analysis, the Danish Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and an Honorary Research Fellow, The Shakespeare Institute (The University of Birmingham). His books include Structuring the Therapeutic Process: Compromise with Chaos, Shakespeare Comes to Broadmoor and, with Alice Theilgaard, Mutative Metaphors in Psychotherapy: The Aeolian Mode and Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process. Both editors were contributors to Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry, edited by Robert Bluglass and Paul Bowden.