Previous Events

Setting targets or being targeted?

Evidence for the Arts Psychotherapies in Forensic Practice


Treatment of Personality Disorder in Forensic Settings

This event was proposed by Adreana Adamson, Chief Executive of the State Hospital, Carstairs, after she opened the IAFP’s annual conference in Edinburgh in 2011. The other partners in the meeting are the Scottish Personality Disorder Network, headed by Dr Linda Treliving, a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, and the Forensic Mental Health Network. The over-arching theme of the conference is the challenges of treating personality-disordered offenders: when and why do they become “patients”, what are the contributions of psychosis and substance misuse, and when is forensic psychotherapy a viable treatment approach? It is hoped that the Scottish Minister for Communities will open the meeting.


Whose Baby is it Anyway?

Working with mothers in the South Essex area who have had their babies removed and placed in Care.


Exploring Forensic Learning Disabilities

Generally offending behaviour is uncommon in people with learning disabilities but the incidence of sexual offending by men with learning disabilities has been found to be as high as four times that of non-learning disabled people. Sexual offending is mainly a young, male phenomenon, as it is in the general population and offenders tend to be solitary and functioning in the mild/borderline range of learning disabilities.