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The evolution of a therapeutic community for offenders with a learning disability and personality disorder: part two – increasing responsivity

Jon Taylor (Forensic Psychologist based at LD Psychology, Rampton Hospital, Retford, UK)

Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities

ISSN: 0964-1866

Article publication date: 5 April 2013

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to describe practices introduced to a therapeutic community (TC) to promote responsivity for men with learning disability and personality disorder.

Design/methodology/approach

This is a descriptive paper.

Findings

The paper describes modifications to the working practices of a therapeutic community which have been found to increase the ability of offenders with a learning disability to engage in treatment.

Originality/value

The literature describing interventions for offenders with learning disability and personality disorder is sparse. This paper provides an overview of practices that have supported offenders with a learning disability to engage in treatment designed to address both their risk and their interpersonal styles of relating.

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Citation

Taylor, J. (2013), "The evolution of a therapeutic community for offenders with a learning disability and personality disorder: part two – increasing responsivity", Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, Vol. 34 No. 1, pp. 29-40. https://doi.org/10.1108/09641861311330482

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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