Offense-Related Issues in Forensic Psychiatry (1 CE)
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Nurses, and Counselors
Course By: Tamara Avery, PsyD
Content By: Askola, R., Soininen, P., & Seppanen, A. (2020). Offense-related issues in forensic psychiatric treatment: A thematic analysis. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10 (925), 1-12.
Course Description: Forensic psychiatric patients frequently have comorbid diagnoses that include a combination of psychotic symptomatology, personality disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, and substance-related disorders. Patients in this demographic share similar characteristics; i.e. a need to accept the committed offense, lengthy treatment duration, and risk assessments for repeat offending. Patients and professionals concur that an essential aspect of forensic psychiatric treatment is ascertaining the factors that have a bearing on the offense, working through factors leading up to the offense, and ultimately, working through the offense. Pharmacological and psychosocial support also factor into the planning and administration process relative to criminal recidivism risk mitigation.
- Identify the 3 main themes and methods that emerged from the study pertaining to offense-related issues as examined in the article
- Analyze the data by exploring the 1 thematic analysis used in the study for highlighting similarities and differences, generating insights, and examining the perspectives of each research participant
- Integrate the 4 study limitations with the 4 identified areas for future research
- Read and understand Offense-Related Issues in Forensic Psychiatric Treatment: A Thematic Analysis
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the factors related to reoffending coupled with the statistical findings from the accompanying article
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand the relationship between the risk of repeat offending and psychosocial support with treatment interventions