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The manualization of a treatment programme for personality disorder.
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PMID:  16470496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The advantages of manualized psychological treatments include: the promotion of evidence-based practice, the enhancement of treatment integrity, the facilitation of staff training, and the potential replicability of treatment.
ARGUMENT: The manualization of a multi-component, multidisciplinary treatment programme for male personality-disordered offenders is described. The background to this development is explained and the treatment setting is described briefly, followed by a description of the eight treatment manuals: (1) the treatment overview, (2) Psychoeducation focusing on personality disorder diagnosis and core beliefs, (3) Trust and Self-awareness group exercises, (4) Stop and Think! -- a social problem-solving intervention, (5) Controlling Angry Aggression, (6) Controlling Substance Use, (7) Criminal Thinking/Belief Therapy, and (8) Skills for Living -- a social skills manual.
CONCLUSIONS: In addition to the original aims of manualization, this exercise has clarified the treatment programme, included less highly trained staff in the delivery of therapy and permitted the evaluation of treatment modules, thus contributing to the incremental evaluation of the overall programme. These manuals may usefully be shared with other practitioners in the field.
Mary McMurran; Conor Duggan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Criminal behaviour and mental health : CBMH     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0957-9664     ISO Abbreviation:  Crim Behav Ment Health     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-10     Completed Date:  2006-04-05     Revised Date:  2013-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9309668     Medline TA:  Crim Behav Ment Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aggression / psychology
Cognitive Therapy / education,  methods*
Forensic Psychiatry / education,  methods
Great Britain
Manuals as Topic*
Personality Disorders / prevention & control,  therapy*
Program Evaluation*
Psychotherapy, Group
Substance-Related Disorders / prevention & control,  psychology

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