Clinical case formulation represents a means whereby specific areas of clinical need, or risk assessment, can be developed, understood and communicated effectively. It is identified as an essential practice model by many clinical disciplines. In this session participants will be invited to consider the role of formulation in their clinical practice, while exploring this understanding from a variety of different theoretical perspectives. The experience of participants will be drawn upon to allow a multi-disciplinary understanding of formulation to be developed.
This masterclass considers up-to-date evidence for optimal mental health delivery in prison settings. The work is presented within an international context, and is under-pinned by international human rights legislation and current thinking regarding health inequalities amongst prisoners, and particularly those from marginalised groups. The masterclass considers a number of important areas, including: service links with other parts of the criminal justice system; reception and second screen arrangements, the range of possible interventions; the use of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency frameworks; and management upon release from prison.
Experiences of psychosis are common within forensic institutional settings. In this session participants will be invited to consider the latest research findings relating to the nature of psychosis, while also reviewing current clinical guidance on the support of individuals with psychosis. Special consideration will be given to the particular nature of forensic institutions in this process.
Numerous instruments now exist to support the efforts of practitioners to predict the likelihood of sexual violence recidivism. Fewer instruments are available to support efforts to formulate and manage risk, and ultimately prevent sexual violence. This workshop will prepare participants to administer a structured professional judgement (SPJ) instruments designed for use with individuals who are at risk of being sexually harmful to others.
The Risk of Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP) is a more recent and comprehensive tool designed to assist practitioners in case management. It does not employ actuarial or statistical methods to support decision-making about risk, but instead offers guidelines for collecting relevant information and making structured decisions. This workshop will review the content and the administration of the RSVP, and provide an overview of the range of risk management strategies for sexually harmful behaviour.
Participants will be trained in using the SAPROF tool. Advantages of protective factors for risk assessment and risk management will be discussed, and research evidence for the SAPROF will be considered. New findings from the largest research study to use the SAPROF will be presented.