Clinical Risk Assessment and Management of Women - Division of Psychology and Mental Health Research Seminar
|Dates:||11 September 2018|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
Our first Division of Psychology and Mental Health research seminar for the new academic year will be presented by Dr Caroline Logan.
Lunch will be available in the Hub/cafe between 12.45 and 1.00pm
The seminar will take place in Theatre C in the Zochonis Building, from 1.00pm until 2.00pm
Please email Dr Pearl Mok firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend this seminar.
The harmful behaviour of women is different from that of men. Yet in research and in practice, they can be treated as equivalent - in terms of their risk and protective factors, motivational drivers, and risk management. The harmful behaviour of people who are non-binary are the least well understood because the evidence-base barely exists. There are understandable reasons for using the behaviour of men as the model for our understanding of the behavior of all other people; research is mostly undertaken on men, and it is convenient to assume that broadly everyone is comparable and that the same metrics apply when conceptualizing everyone's harm potential. Yet to treat everyone as if they are funny shaped men comes at a cost, both to men and the people treated as if they are men. Therefore, this presentation will focus on the influence of gender on risk and of the importance of gender to our understanding of risk in the individual case.
Caroline Logan is the Lead Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist in the Specialist Services Network of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH). She works across the Personality and Autism Spectrum Disorders Assessment and Liaison Team, the personality disorder treatment unit – the Rivendell Service – at HMP New Hall, which is a women’s prison in West Yorkshire, where she is strategic Lead, and the Insight Team, which is a partnership between GMMH and the National Probation Service to provide psychologically informed risk management to high risk personality disordered offenders in the Greater Manchester area. Dr Logan is also an Honorary Research Fellow in the Division of Psychology and Mental Health at the University of Manchester. She is a co-author of the Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol, a structured professional judgement approach to sexual violence risk assessment and management, the British Psychological society’s position paper Understanding Personality Disorder, and a co-author of the Department of Health guidelines Best Practice in Managing Risk in Mental Health Services. Dr Logan has research interests in the areas of personality disorder, psychopathy, and risk and special interests in gender issues in offending, complex case formulation and management, and forensic clinical interviewing, on which she has published two books and over 50 articles.
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