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WHAT IS FORENSIC
Forensic Psychotherapy is the
application of psychological knowledge to the treatment of mentally
disordered or mentally ill patients who commit violent or
destructive acts against others or themselves. Commonly applied
diagnoses would include personality disorder and psychosis. The
term forensic psychotherapy is usually associated with
Psychodynamic psychotherapy including group psychotherapy and the
therapeutic community approach. Cognitive behavioral therapy is
more commonly associated with the field of psychology, particularly
AIMS OF FORENSIC
PSYCHOTHERAPY SIG (FPSIG)
The Forensic Psychotherapy Special Interest
Group was formed in 2007.
The FPSIG is open to all members of or
associates of the College. Non-College membership from other
disciplines will also be considered.
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