Deliberate firesetting is a major threat to Australian communities, with fires in both bushland and urban settings contributing to property damage, loss of life and psychological trauma. Worryingly, it is estimated that up to half of all bushfires are deliberately lit. Better understanding of who deliberately lights fires can lead to better prevention efforts, and more effective interventions to reduce reoffending. This workshop for mental health and correctional professionals will provide the most up to date local information from ongoing research conducted at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, in addition to cutting edge international research and best-practice approaches on the assessment and treatment of deliberate firesetters.
Professor Theresa Gannon and Dr Nichola Tyler, Centre of Research and Education in Forensic Psychology (CORE-FP), University of Kent
Professor James Ogloff and Dr Lauren Ducat, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology and Forensicare.
Through a combination of lectures and practical learning tasks led by Dr Ducat and Prof. Ogloff, participants will gain knowledge of the common characteristics of and theoretical explanations for firesetting, learn about current evidence-based approaches to risk assessment, and be provided with best practice guidelines for firesetter assessment.
Prof. Gannon and Dr Tyler will provide participants with in-depth training in the treatment of firesetters. Participants will be provided with formal training on the delivery of two new evidence based interventions for firesetters developed in the UK: The Firesetting Intervention Programme for Prisoners (FIPP) and the The Firesetting Intervention Programme for Mentally Disordered Offenders (FIPMO).
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