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Understanding and Treating Incels
Case Studies, Guidance, and Treatment of Violence Risk in the Involuntary Celibate Community

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ISBN 9780367417482
December 15, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
312 Pages - 43 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Understanding and Treating Incels is an indispensable guide for mental health clinical staff, social workers, prevention specialists, educators, and threat assessment professionals who want to better understand the involuntary celibate movement, assess individuals’ potential for violence, and offer treatment approaches and prevention efforts. 

Chapters explore the movement in terms of gender, technology, the media, and pornography usage. The book discusses how the incel mentality has motivated individuals to misogynistic worldviews and increased rage and disillusionment, and inspired acts of targeted violence such as school shootings and mass casualty events. Later chapters walk the reader through three cases studies and offer treatment considerations to assist mental health professionals and those developing education and prevention-based programming. The complete text gives the reader useful perspectives and insights into incel culture while offering mental health clinicians and educators guidance on treatment and prevention efforts.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction  1. To be a Real Boy  2. The Rise of the Incel  Part 2: Etiology of the Incel  3. Masculine Identity Development and the Incel  4. The Incel Funnel and the Influence of Religion, Technology, and Pornography  Part 3: Incel Questionnaire and Rubric  5. Incel Indoctrination Rubric (IIR)  6. Incel Cases by Rubric Category Part 4: Assessing the Risk  7. Identifying the Risk Factors  8. Identifying Stabilizing Influences  9. Conducting a Violence Risk Assessment  Part 5: Three Case Studies in Assessment and Treatment  10. Incel Treatment Approaches  11. Assessment and Treatment Approaches: Junior High  12. Assessment and Treatment Approaches: College  13. Assessment and Treatment Approaches: Workplace  Part 6: Community and Systems Approach  14. Addressing the Incel through the BIT/CARE Model  Appendix

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Dr. Brian Van Brunt serves as the president of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) and a partner at The NCHERM Group. 

Dr. Chris Taylor serves as the interim dean of students at Wright State University.