Effective Treatment of Violent Individuals
by The Glendon Association
This video offers an extraordinary look inside two different yet dramatically successful group therapy programs offered behind bars to men who have committed the most extreme violent acts—from assault and rape to murder.
In Part Two of The Voices of Violence Series, ten experts examine the critical components of effective treatment programs for violent individuals by focusing on prison programs in California and the U.K. Beyond the creation of an environment of safety and respect, these therapists confront the patriarchal beliefs, social misperceptions, and destructive thoughts that precipitate violent responses to real or perceived threats.

Vignettes of actual therapy sessions, along with interviews with incarcerated men, display the remarkable insight these individuals can achieve through treatment. Their chilling accounts of violence will challenge the empathy of even seasoned therapists, yet many of their stories are ultimately redemptive, as they learn to make use of their violent pasts by working to prevent violence in their communities. This video demonstrates vividly that conventional assumptions about crime and punishment fail to endure close scrutiny.
In Depth
From watching this video, you will be able to:

? Understand the common social misperceptions that lead offenders to violent behavior
? Describe the key elements of effective treatment for violence
? Identify the specific skills necessary to work safely with violent individuals

Length of video: 00:57:00

English subtitles available

Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-271-9

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-272-7

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-272-3

The Glendon Association publishes books, videos, and articles, performs research and conducts workshops in its mission to save lives and help people create more meaningful lives by addressing the social problems of suicide, child abuse, violence, and troubled interpersonal relationships.

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