When violent offenders are referred to treatment, it is imperative that treatment providers recognize treatment process challenges and their impact on the selection of effective treatment strategies and approaches. Recognizing challenges to successful treatment allows providers to adapt their treatment approaches and the desired treatment outcomes.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Select a treatment approach of particular interest to you for violent offenders.
Conduct an academic search in the Walden Library. Select at least one scholarly article from a peer-reviewed journal that discusses the treatment approach you selected—an approach that demonstrates efficacy in treating violent offender populations.
Reflect on the treatment outcome models as they relate to the research article you selected. Think about how the treatment approach you selected might be evaluated using the treatment outcome models.
Select one treatment outcome model that you think would be most effective for measuring the success of your selected treatment approach, and consider why.
With these thoughts in mind:
By Day 4
Post a brief description of the research article you selected. Include the type of violent offense and the treatment approach used. Then explain which treatment outcome model you would use to measure the success of the treatment approach, and why. Be specific.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.
Howden, S., Midgley, J., & Hargate, R. (2018). Violent offender treatment in a medium secure unit. Journal of Forensic Practice, 20(2), 102-111.
Moeller, S. B., Gondan, M., & Novaco, R. W. (2017). Violent images, anger and physical aggression among male forensic inpatients. Personality and individual differences, 105, 268-274.
O’Brien, K., & Daffern, M. (2017). Treatment gain in violent offenders: The relationship between proximal outcomes, risk reduction and violent recidivism. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 24(2), 244-258.
Polaschek, D. L., Yesberg, J. A., Bell, R. K., Casey, A. R., & Dickson, S. R. (2016). Intensive psychological treatment of high-risk violent offenders: Outcomes and pre-release mechanisms. Psychology, Crime & Law, 22(4), 344-365.
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