Features contributions from leaders of the major schools of CBT on the treatment of antisocial personality patterns as well as anger, interpersonal violence, substance abuse, and sexual aggression
Addresses modified CBT approaches for female, juvenile, and culturally diverse forensic populations
Covers emerging areas of forensic practices, including the integration of motivational interviewing and strength-based approaches
Includes an assortment of worksheets, handouts, and exercises for practitioners to use with their clients
Raymond Chip Tafrate is a licensed psychologist and Professor and Chairperson of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University. His most recent books are Anger Management for Everyone (2009) and Understanding Anger Disorders (2006).
Damon Mitchell is a licensed psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Central Connecticut State University. His research has been published in a variety of psychology and criminal justice journals including International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology , Journal of Criminal Justice , Federal Probation , Journal of Sex Research , and the Journal of Interpersonal Violence .
About the Editors and Contributors
Jai Amrod, PhD , is a licensed psychologist who, for more than 25 years, has provided therapy for inmates incarcerated by the Missouri Department of Corrections. His therapeutic work has involved functional contextual and compassion interventions, with a primary focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. His current writing interests include barriers that professionals face that stymie therapeutic change, and critical cinema and ambiguity.
Arnoud Arntz, PhD , is professor of Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. His main research interests lie in the fields of anxiety and personality disorders, both applied and fundamental. Professor Arntz is scientific director of the Research Center of Experimental Psychopathology of Maastricht University and of the Dutch-Flemish Graduate Research School for PhD training. He also practices as a psychotherapist at the Community Mental Health Center of Maastricht, where he mainly treats patients with personality disorders. Together with Marcel van den Hout, he is editor of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry .
David P. Bernstein, PhD , is Professor of Forensic Psychotherapy, an endowed chair sponsored by Maastricht University and Forensic Psychiatric Center "de Rooyse Wissel." He received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from New York University in 1990, and joined the faculty of Maastricht University in 2004, where he serves as Chair of the Forensic Psychology Section. His main research areas are personality disorders, psychological trauma, and forensic issues. He is an internationally known expert on Schema Therapy, an integrative therapy for personality disorders. His current research focuses on developing more effective treatments for forensic patients with personality disorders.
F. Michler Bishop, PhD , CAS , is Director of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, and author of Managing Addictions: Cognitive, Emotive and Behavioral Techniques . He advocates for an integrative, goal-focused approach to the treatment of addictions, incorporating a variety of evidence-based treatment options. As one of the founders of SMART Recovery®, he was instrumental in the development of its Four-Point Program. He has conducted numerous workshops on CBT, REBT and SMART Recovery in the United States and internationally.
James Bonta, PhD , received his PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1979 and began his career as a psychologist at a maximum security remand centre. In 1990, he joined Public Safety Canada, where he is currently Director of Corrections Research. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and recipient of the Criminal Justice Section's Career Contribution Award for 2009. His interests are in the areas of risk assessment and offender rehabilitation. He coauthored with the late D. A. Andrews The Psychology of Criminal Conduct (now in its 5th edition). He is also a coauthor of the various Level of Service risk/need instruments that have been translated into six languages and used by correctional systems throughout the world.
Alison M. Byers, PsyD , received her BA from Georgetown University, a Master's Degree in Criminology from Cambridge University, England, and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University's CW Post. Alison trained as a family therapist at Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. She is a consultant with Diversified Search, Inc., in Philadelphia. Her areas of expertise include juvenile rehabilitation, family violence, and trauma.
Christmas Covell, PhD , received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specializing in forensic psychology. Her work has focused on performance of psycho-legal eval