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Prof. James McGuire

James McGuire psychiatrist Controversias Psiquiatry Barcelona
University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Talk Psychosocial interventions for violence and aggression
Date Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Time 11:15 to 12:00
Round Table The management of violence/aggression

BIOGRAPHY

James McGuire, PhD is Emeritus Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, where he was formerly Director of Studies for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme. He has worked as a practitioner in intellectual disabilities services and high security hospitals; and is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. He has carried out psycho-legal assessments for hearings of the Mental Health Review Tribunal on adults detained in secure hospitals. In the past he has prepared expert witness reports in other areas, including with young offenders charged with offences of violence, for hearings of the Parole Board, and for the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

His principal research interest has been in the design, delivery and evaluation of interventions for psychosocial rehabilitation and the reduction of violent recidivism. He has conducted research in prisons, probation services, youth justice, secure mental health units, addictions services, and other settings on aspects of the effectiveness of treatment with offenders and related topics. He was co-organiser of the What Works series of conferences in the 1990s, and is the author/editor of 14 books and over 150 journal articles and contributed book chapters.

He has been an invited speaker in the United Kingdom and in 21 other countries, and has engaged in a range of consultative work with criminal justice agencies in the United Kingdom and 12 other countries. He was member of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline Group on Antisocial Personality Disorder, and is currently a member of the Correctional Services Advisory and Accreditation Panel, Ministry of Justice, London. He was awarded the 2012 Research Prize of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA).

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