This text has been written by forensic occupational therapists practising in the UK. It describes their experience of working within a range of environments, including maximum security prisons and the community. It also addresses practice in specialist clinical areas, including learning disabilities, women′ s services, self–injury, addictive behaviour and psychopathy.
It is a first step in outlining occupational therapy principles and practice within a multidisciplinary framework and should be beneficial to all occupational therapists working in forensic settings as well as other team members wanting a better understanding of occupational therapy.
A Starting Point, Lorna Couldrick and Debbie Alred.
So What is Forensic Occupational Therapy? Lorna Couldrick.
The foundation of Good Practice, Marion Martin.
Part 2, The Occupational Therapy process in a Medium Secure Unit.
Assessment, Claire Barton.
Programme planning, Debbie Alred.
Everyone is an Artist, Mark Spybey and Phil Morgan.
Cognitive Behavioural Group Work Within Forensic Occupational Therapy, Rebecca Kelly.
Evaluation of Forensic Occupational Therapy Practice, Channine Clarke.
Part 3, Forensic Occupational Therapy in Other Settings.
Occupational Therapy in a High–security Hospital – The Broadmoore Perspective, Michelle Walsh and Joe Ayres.
The Occupational Therapist Working in Prison, Rebecca Hills.
The development of Community Forensic Occupational Therapy, Catherine Joe
Part 4, special Issues Arising.
Setting up a Forensic Occupational Therapy Service.
Security Issues for Occupational Therpists Workinig in a Medium Secure Setting, Andrea Neeson and Rebecca Kelly.
Team Working and Liasion, Helena Holford and Debbie Alred.
Part 5, Clinical Issues.
Women in Secure Environments, Kathryn Harris.
Forensic Occupational Therapy Within Learning Disability Services, Rachel Prentice and Kirsty Wilson.
Self–injury or Relief From Overwhelming emotions, Ann Mcque.
Forensic Addictive Behaviours, John Chacksfield.
Occupational Therapy and The Sexual Offender, Edward Duncan.
Personality disorder – a Possible Role for Occupational Therapy, Lorna Couldrick.