Chapter 6. Responsivity, Treatment and Women Offenders

  1. Kelley Blanchette Ph.D. and
  2. Shelley L. Brown Ph.D.

Published Online: 9 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713013.ch6

The Assessment and Treatment of Women Offenders: An Integrative Perspective

The Assessment and Treatment of Women Offenders: An Integrative Perspective

How to Cite

Blanchette, K. and Brown, S. L. (2008) Responsivity, Treatment and Women Offenders, in The Assessment and Treatment of Women Offenders: An Integrative Perspective, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713013.ch6

Author Information

  1. Correctional Service of Canada and Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470864616

Online ISBN: 9780470713013

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Keywords:

  • responsivity principles;
  • optimal treatment response;
  • recidivism;
  • criminal justice researchers;
  • women-centred principles

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Defining the Responsivity Principle

  • General Responsivity and Women

  • Feminist Therapy

  • Relational Theory

  • Learning and Communication Styles

  • Women-Specific Holistic Treatment Targets

  • Therapist Characteristics

  • Client Strengths

  • Specific Responsivity and Women

  • Matching Therapist and Client

  • A Gender-Informed Responsivity Principle: A Tentative, Proposed Reformulation

  • Criticisms of the Responsivity Principle

  • Advances in Women-Centred Corrections: An International Perspective

  • Conclusions and Recommendations