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Using an integrative, Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) approach to treat intimate partner violence risk

Tully, Ruth; Barrow, Alex

Authors

Ruth Tully

Alex Barrow



Abstract

Aims: There is limited research on Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in forensic contexts; this case study therefore significantly contributes to the knowledge base. This case study presents the assessment and treatment of an adult male offender with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. The client’s offence involved intimate partner violence and was committed at a time of acute psychiatric relapse.
Method: Twelve sessions of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and CAT informed treatment were individually designed to meet the needs of the client, delivered in an in-patient setting in the UK. The client’s progress was assessed using psychometric, observational, and narrative/descriptive methods.
Results: Psychometric evidence was limited by distorted responding. However, narrative/descriptive assessment indicated that progress had been made in some areas.
Recommendations for further treatment were made.
Conclusions: Twelve sessions did not meet all of the client’s needs. The use of CAT as a model that his team could use in understanding his violence was conducive to risk management. Overall, insight gained through CAT based psychological intervention contributed to risk reduction.
Originality: This case study demonstrates the applicability of CAT to forensic settings

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research
Print ISSN 1759-6599
Electronic ISSN 2042-8715
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 2
APA6 Citation Tully, R., & Barrow, A. (in press). Using an integrative, Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) approach to treat intimate partner violence risk. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 9(2), doi:10.1108/JACPR-08-2016-0244
DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/JACPR-08-2016-0244
Keywords Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Violence, Risk, Treatment, Intimate Partner Violence, Offender
Publisher URL http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/JACPR-08-2016-0244
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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