The evidence for social problem solving deficits being relevant to the understanding and treatment of offending behaviour has been accumulating since the 1980s. Reasoning and Rehabilitation (R&R), the first structured cognitive-behavioural treatment programme used widely with prisoners, included social problem solving as a key component and is now in use worldwide. More recently, interventions that focus specifically on social problem solving have recently been developed. Arranged in three parts (evidence, evaluation and evolution and exploration), this book draws together aetiological and therapeutic research evidence and practice over the last twenty years in social problem-solving with offenders.
About the Editors. List of Contributors. Series Editors' Preface. Preface. Acknowledgement. PART I: EVIDENCE. 1. Social Problem Solving: Basic Concepts, Research, and Applications (James McGuire). 2. Social Problem Solving and the Development of Aggression (Liisa Keltikangas-Jarvinen). 3. Social Problem Solving in Aggressive Children (Walter Matthys and John E. Lochman). 4. Social Problem Solving, Personality Disorder, and Substance Abuse (Laura E. Dreer, Warren T. Jackson, and Timothy R. Elliott). 5. Social Problem-Solving Deficits in Offenders (Daniel H. Antonowicz and Robert R. Ross). 6. Problem-Solving Therapy: Theory, Practice, and Application to Sex Offenders (Christine Maguth Nezu, Thomas J. D'Zurilla, and Arthur M. Nezu). PART II: EVALUATION. 7. Social Problem-Solving Programs for Preventing Antisocial Behavior in Children and Youth (Friedrich Losel and Andreas Beelmann) 8. The Development of Social Problem-Solving Interventions in Young Offender Mental Health Services: A Focus upon Self-Harm and Suicide Risk (Fiona H. Biggam and Kevin G. Power). 9. The Reasoning and Rehabilitation Program: Outcome Evaluations with Offenders (Daniel H. Antonowicz). 10. The Think First Programme (James McGuire). 11. Stop & Think! Social Problem-Solving Therapy with Personality-Disordered Offenders (Mary McMurran, Vincent Egan, and Conor Duggan). PART III: EVOLUTION AND EXPLORATION. 12. Social Cognition and Sex Offenders (Theresa A. Gannon, Devon L.L. Polaschek, and Tony Ward). 13. Social Cognition in Psychopaths: Implications for Offender Assessment and Treatment (Ralph C. Serin and Shelley L. Brown). 14. Moral Reasoning (Robin Harvey). 15. Social Problem-Solving and Offending: Reflections and Directions (Mary McMurran). Index.