Assessment and treatment of fire-setting: a single-case investigation using a cognitive-behavioural model

Clare, Isabel C. H. and Murphy, Glynis H. and Cox, D. and Chaplin, E.H. (1992) Assessment and treatment of fire-setting: a single-case investigation using a cognitive-behavioural model. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 2 (3). pp. 253-268. ISSN 0957-9664. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

There is a dearth of published studies on the treatment of arson in adults. A cognitive-behavioural model of the fire-setting of a young man with a mild learning disability and facial disfigurement is described. On the basis of the model, a comprehensive package of treatment, including facial surgery, social skills and assertiveness training, alternative coping strategies, and 'assisted' covert sensitisation, was carried out. At follow-up, 48 months after moving to an environment which was not secure, there was no evidence that the man had either set further fires or made hoax calls to the fire brigade.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: adult; arson; article; assertiveness; behavior therapy; case report; cognitive therapy; human; learning disorder; male; social adaptation; training
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV9069 Delinquency studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 14:09
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2014 13:31
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32127 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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