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Recovery and the Therapeutic Alliance

Recovery and the Therapeutic Alliance

This post explores the relationship between the concept of the therapeutic working alliance and the principles of 'recovery', primarily relating to [...] Read more

Child-Centred Safeguarding

Child-Centred Safeguarding

This post looks at the concept of child-centred approaches to safeguarding, what they are, why they are important and how they work in practice. [...] Read more

Legitimacy and Procedural Justice in Prison

Legitimacy and Procedural Justice in Prison

It is widely held that voluntary participation in criminal justice interventions, based on perceptions of the legitimacy of the agency or [...] Read more

Pro Social Modelling and the Therapeutic Alliance

Pro Social Modelling and the Therapeutic Alliance

Chris Trotter’s ‘pro-social modelling’ approach (Trotter, 1999; 2009) is one of the best known approaches in the delivery of criminal justice [...] Read more

Therapeutic Relationships and Motivational Interviewing

Therapeutic Relationships and Motivational Interviewing

Motivation is seen as a key determinant of successful treatment outcomes and is recognised as a component of the personal aspects of the therapeutic [...] Read more

The Alliance & the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model

The Alliance & the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model

Therapeutic Relationships and the Risk Need Responsivity Model of Offender Assessment The once widely accepted concept that the therapeutic [...] Read more

Why you shouldn't ask 'Why?'

Why you shouldn't ask 'Why?'

Several approaches to supporting people, such as Brief Solution Focused Therapies, Motivational Interviewing and Coaching promote the use of [...] Read more

Therapeutic Involvement

Therapeutic Involvement

I first proposed this model when researching the Therapeutic Working Alliance in Prison-based Drug Treatment. Exploring the relationship between [...] Read more

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