Journal article

Integrating Individual and Group-based Offence-focussed Psychological Treatments: Towards a Model for Best Practice

Kate O'Brien, Danny Sullivan, Michael Daffern

PSYCHIATRY PSYCHOLOGY AND LAW | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

This review explored outcomes of individual and group-based offence-focussed psychological treatments in studies published between 1 January 1990 and 31 August 2014. Very few high-quality studies using individual treatments (n = 13) were identified. There were even fewer comparisons of individual versus group-based treatment (n = 2); several studies incorporating both individual and group-based treatment components for high-risk high-need clients were also identified. Extant findings suggest comparable outcomes for group-based and individual treatment. In concluding, we adopt a pragmatic perspective and propose a model for conceptualising the role of individual treatment in offender rehabili..

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