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Forensic Update No 128 September 2018

Forensic Update No 128 September 2018

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Forensic Update, a publication of the Division of Forensic Psychology. Aims to communicate current information on professional and practice matters to practitioners and researchers, and to act as a forum for discussion and debate.




Martin Fisher

Chair's Notes
Neil Gredecki

Keynote presentations

A forensic psychologist 'in the wild': Observations from naturalistic non-experimental research: Professor Laurence
Alison Christina Winters

International perspectives on violence risk assessment: Dr Jay Singh
Lucia Cajadi

Invited symposia

Working with complex offenders in the offender personality pathway: Programme effectiveness and impact on staff wellbeing: Melanie Hunter
Rebecca Owens

How we can improve the lives of those convicted of sexual offences and support them in living positive lives?: Nick Blagden, Belinda Winder & Kerensa Hocken, founders of the Safer Living Foundation
Elizabeth Hill


Neuroscience and intimate partner violence: A forensic perspective
Miguel Perez-Garcia & Emily Nash

New innovative approaches in forensic settings: Annette McKeown
Gareth Ross

Layers of prevention: Different approaches to the prevention of childhood sexual abuse: The Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust Forensic Psychology Service
Kerensa Hocken

Brain injury and offender management: Ivan Pitman, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust & Rachael McNulty, Catrin Davies, Natasha Bloor, Forensic In-reach Brain Injury Service
Lucy Markson

Psychologically informed support for staff working in forensic settings
Orla Gallagher


Improving therapeutic engagement skills: Dr David Prescott
Hannah Darvell

Psychologically informed approaches to care and service delivery: Emerging therapeutic approaches: Emma Phipps, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys
Jennifer Hadden

Saving children from a life of crime: Dr David P. Farrington
Jo Muldoon

Prisoners' 'life as a film' narratives: The exploration of the 'life as a film' methodology
Tatiana Azevedo

Prison democratic therapeutic communities: Treatment experiences and staff resilience, presented by staff of HMP Grendon, hosted and introduced by Laura Jacobs
David Belsham

General presentations
Helen O'Connor


The push and pull of personality disorders: A Schwartz Centre Round: Dr Abebe Ejara, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Susan Baron

Understanding psychological risk assessment with indeterminate sentenced prisoners: Jo Shingler, University of Portsmouth
Helen Thomas & Geraldine Akerman

Book reviews

Edited by Cerys Miles

Bad Psychology: How forensic psychology left science behind Robert A. Forde
Reviewed by Samantha Chan

Trauma informed care: Transforming treatment for people who have sexually abused
Jill S. Levenson, Gwenda M. Willis & David S. Prescott
Reviewed by Geraldine Akerman

The Psychology of Radicalization and Terrorism
Willem Koomen & Joop Van Der Pligt
Reviewed by Christopher Dean


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