Dangerous Patients: A Psychodynamic Approach to Risk Assessment and Management, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Dangerous Patients

A Psychodynamic Approach to Risk Assessment and Management, 1st Edition

By Ronald Doctor


160 pages

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Paperback: 9781855752979
pub: 2003-12-31
Hardback: 9780367105303
pub: 2019-06-14
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pub: 2018-05-08
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This thought-provoking new collection - the fourth volume in the Forensic Psychotherapy Monograph Series - investigates the inherent difficulties in risk assessment. We have all read the lurid headlines when things go wrong but what is it like for the professional who has to make such vital decisions? Ronald Doctor has assembled an impressive group of clinicians who specialise in various aspects of forensic psychiatry and psychotherapy to present their experiences and theories on this formidable subject. The book begins with a general overview of current psychodynamic approaches and covers various mental health settings, including medium- and high-security units, general medical hospitals and psychiatric wards. This collection will prove to be an indispensable guide to any healthcare professional and a fascinating insight for all into this highly-pressured environment.

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Ronald Doctor

About the Series

The Forensic Psychotherapy Monograph Series

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health