Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Programme

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Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Programme

FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

Definition A UK programme begun as a pilot scheme which brings together the Ministry of Justice (originally part of the Home Office), the Department of Health, Her Majesty’s Prison Service and the National Health Service to deliver new mental health services for people who are or have previously been considered dangerous as a result of a severe personality disorder(s).

Intended outcomes, DSPDP

• Public protection

• Provide treatment interventions to improve mental health outcomes and reduce risk

• Improve understanding of what works in treating those whose dangerous and severe personality disorders present a high risk of serious offending

Clinical Model

• Patient Safety

• Engagement/motivation

• Focus on personality and interpersonal factors

• Address criminogenic needs 

References www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services/forensic-services/rampton-hospital/the-peaks-unit/http://www.personalitydisorder.org.uk/archive/about-dspd-programme/

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