Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment and Treatment

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Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment and Treatment

SKU# 9780826199034

New Approaches for Mental Health Professionals

Author: Joel T. Andrade Ph.D., LICSW


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This book describes violence risk assessment in both juveniles and adults, incorporating dynamic and static factors, along with treatment alternativesÖ..Research and practice are combined quite nicely, along with assessment and treatment. There is something for everyone here." Score: 91, 4 stars


Forensic clinicians will find this book to be a valuable reference book as well as a very useful clinical treatment guide relevant to violent offenders.

--Jeffrey L. Metzner, MD

Mental health practitioners are confronted with the difficult task of assessing the risk that offenders pose to the general public. This comprehensive volume provides practitioners with the knowledge and insight necessary to conduct violence risk assessments, and to synthesize clinical and research data into comprehensive reports and oral testimony.

Violence risk assessment requires a well-formulated and comprehensive risk management plan. Andrade and the authors present that plan, and demonstrate how it can be clearly implemented in practice. With numerous clinical case studies, this book illustrates the process of conducting violence risk assessments, outlines the tools used in these evaluations, and explains how information is translated into an overall assessment and guide for future risk management.

Key Features:

  • Investigates the etiology of violent behavior, and provides a review and analysis of recent literature
  • Discusses both adult and youth violence, providing insight into the developmental course of aggressive behavior throughout the lifespan
  • Contains chapters on special populations, including female offenders, intimate partners, psychopathic and mentally ill offenders, and sexually abusive youth
  • Useful to practitioners from various fields including social work, psychology, and psychiatry, as well as students in these disciplines

Ultimately, this book provides practitioners with an understanding of risk assessment, treatment, and risk management, serving as an authoritative guide to applying empirical findings to mental health practice."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 23, 2009
  • Page Count 680
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826199034
  • EISBN 9780826199041

Table of Contents 


1 Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management: A Historical Overview and Clinical Application
Joel T. Andrade, Katherine O’Neill, and Robert Diener

2 Violence Risk Assessment Evaluation: Practices and Procedures
Michael H. Fogel

3 The Utility of Dynamic and Static Factors in Risk Assessment, Prediction, and Treatment
Stephen C. P. Wong, Mark E. Olver, and Keira C. Stockdale

4 Contextualizing Women’s Violence: Gender-Responsive Assessment and Treatment
Judith S. Willison and Yvonne L. Lutter

5 Intimate Partner Violence
Gretchen E. Ely and Chris Flaherty

6 Sex Offender–Specifi c Treatment: Historical Foundations, Current Challenges, and Contemporary Approaches
Laurie Guidry

7 Keeping Vigil: Neuropsychiatry in the Forensic Setting
Joseph H. Baskin

8 Psychopathy: Assessment, Treatment, and Risk Management
Joel T. Andrade

9 Treatment and Management of Violence and Criminal Risk Among Mentally Ill Offenders
José B. Ashford and Katherine O. Sternbach

10 Treating the Morally Objectionable
James Knoll IV


11 Youth Violence: Prevalence, Etiology, and Treatment
Frank DiCataldo, Matt Zaitchik, and Kate Provencher

12 Risk /Needs Tools for Antisocial Behavior and Violence Among Youthful Populations
Gina M. Vincent, Anna M. Terry, and Shannon M. Maney

13 Reducing Risk for Violence and Aggression in Youth
Craig S. Schwalbe

14 Contextualizing Girls’ Violence: Assessment and Treatment Decisions
Judith A. Ryder, Cindy Gordon, and Jessica Bulger

15 Identifying and Responding to Criminogenic Risk and Mental Health Treatment Needs of Crossover Youth
Denise C. Herz, Sharon Harada, Gregory Lecklitner, Michael Rauso, and Joseph P. Ryan

16 Understanding Complexity in Sexually Abusive Youth Phil Rich

17 Juvenile Stalking: An Overview of Assessment and Management Issues
R. Gregg Dwyer and Deborah L. Laufersweiler-Dwyer

18 Applying Skills Directed Therapy to Aggressive Children
Tammie Ronen and Michael Rosenbaum

19 Ecological and Evidence-Based Family Intervention for Juvenile Justice Practitioners
Susan B. Stern, Jeanine A. Webber, and Leena K. Augimeri