1st Edition

Further Case Studies in Forensic Psychology Clinical Assessment and Treatment

Edited By Ruth Tully, Jennifer Bamford Copyright 2023
    188 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    188 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This unique book offers valuable insights into the often-hidden world of forensic psychological assessment and intervention. It follows on from Case Studies in Forensic Psychology (2019) and presents a range of detailed clinical case studies of adults and young people across secure and community settings.

    The case studies represent individuals with several different forms of offending histories, such as sexual and violent offending, and various clinical diagnoses including autism and acquired brain injury. Each chapter details the individual’s personal background, offending, any relevant psychiatric or psychological diagnoses, and treatments. The chapters end with an intensive discussion on the outcomes for that case, and its wider implications. This book allows the readers to understand the on-ground clinical practice and day-to-day role of a forensic psychologist by demonstrating the work undertaken behind the empirical research and highlighting the complexities to which psychologists need to apply their expertise. It also brings together treatment models and forensic research to establish how theory translates into practice and consider whether it is effective at an individual level.

    Further Case Studies in Forensic Psychology is key reading for psychologists, clinicians and practitioners at any stage of their career in this rapidly expanding field. It will also be useful for students of forensic psychology and those interested in the real-life work of psychologists in forensic practice.

    List of contributors

    1. Introduction
    2. Ruth J. Tully & Jennifer Bamford

    3. Psychological treatment relating to intimate partner violence and domestic abuse in the family court context
    4. Gemma Luke

    5. The effectiveness of bespoke psychological intervention for an adult male convicted of internet facilitated sex offending
    6. Jennifer Bamford

    7. Providing psychological care in the youth custodial estate: Making ‘Every Interaction Matter’
    8. Clare Holt & Joel Warkcup

    9. Treatment of Delusions of Exceptionality in an Adult Male with Sexual Offences Against Children in a Secure Psychiatric Setting
    10. Khyati Patel

    11. The psychological recovery journey of a patient detained in a low secure forensic mental health service
    12. Lara Arsuffi

    13. Utilising EMDR to address trauma with an autistic person with a history of sexual offending
    14. Lyn Shelton

    15. A case study examining the use of functional analysis to understand behavioural and emotional instability in an adult male with an acquired brain injury
    16. Sarah Ashworth

    17. Clinical and forensic assessment of firesetting
    18. Faye Horsley

    19. Conclusion

    Ruth J. Tully & Jennifer Bamford




    Ruth J. Tully is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist and Clinical Lead of Tully Forensic Psychology Limited, where she and her team of psychologists work throughout the UK in the provision of psychological assessment, treatment, consultancy, and training. She is considered a leading authority in the field of risk assessment.

    Jennifer Bamford is a Forensic Psychologist who specialises in the assessment of sexual offenders. She works in private practice assessing people with forensic histories in prison, hospital, and the community for the purpose of parole, criminal court hearings, family court assessments, and mental health tribunals.

    This book provides a welcome focus upon individual work and learning from the expertise of practitioner psychologists. As academics, and policy makers,  we have much to learn from expert practitioners, who are not beholden to  the biases of the managerialism of the treatment industry. Real world issues such as working within covid based restrictions are also covered highlighting both challenges and some of the new learning from our practice informing how we may improve services. Very well worth a read for anyone interested in the real world of forensic practice. - Graham Towl, Professor of Forensic Psychology, Durham University and formerly Chief Psychologist, Ministry of Justice, UK

    This book could not be more welcome. In an era when resources are scant and opportunities to discuss cases with others are few, this collection of case studies fills the void. Not only does it focus on best practices generally, it provides wisdom and expertise on how to adapt services to build clients’ ability to respond to treatment. The topics themselves will be of interest to all at the front lines of forensic treatment. The innovative ideas on individualized treatment for sexual offending, fire setting, and domestic violence will be helpful to all readers. - David S. Prescott, Director, Continuing Education Center, Safer Society Foundation, US