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Assessment and treatment of firesetters using the FIPP or FIP-MO

11 March 2020 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
This event is free and open to full DFP Members only. Registration is required, see Pricing Tab for more information.
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Registration deadline: 8 March

The workshop provides an overview of the assessment and treatment of individuals with a history of deliberate firesetting. Specifically, it will cover the characteristics that are common amongst adult firesetters and the differences and similarities between firesetters and offenders that commit other crimes. Theoretical explanations of deliberate firesetting will be discussed, including the most recent comprehensive theory: the Multi-Trajectory Theory of Adult Firesetting (M-TTAF; Gannon Ó Ciardha, Doley, & Alleyne, 2012). In addition, best practice approaches to the assessment of treatment needs, risk assessment, and treatment with this population will be explored. The workshop will provide attendees with the practical knowledge to be able to successfully deliver the Firesetting Intervention Programme for Prisoners (FIPP) or the Firesetting Intervention for Mentally Disordered Offenders (FIP-MO) within their own service. The training is approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development.

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British Psychological Society
30 Tabernacle Street

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9.30 Start
11.00 Break
13.00 Lunch
17.00 Finish


Theresa A. Gannon, DPhil, CPsychol (Forensic) is Professor of Forensic Psychology and Director of the Centre for Research and Education in Forensic Psychology (CORE-FP) at the University of Kent, UK. Theresa also works as a Practitioner Consultant Forensic Psychologist for the Forensic and Specialist Service Line, KMPT. Theresa has published over 100 chapters, articles, books, and other scholarly works in the areas of male and female firesetting, sexual offending, and the rehabilitation of people who have offended more generally. Theresa is lead developer of the very first standardized treatment programmes for individuals who have set fires (Firesetting Intervention Programme for Prisoners [FIPP] and Firesetting Intervention Programme for Mentally Disordered Offenders [FIP-MO] and lead author of the very latest comprehensive theory of deliberate adult firesetting (M-TTAF). Theresa assesses and treats male and female firesetters regularly and is co-editor of two books examining firesetting (Firesetting and Mental Health: RCPsych Publications 2012 and The Psychology of Arson: Routledge 2015). Theresa serves on the editorial boards of several journals and is also Editor of Psychology Crime and Law. Katie Sambrooks is a Research Associate, PhD Researcher and Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent. She has previously worked in variety of settings conducting research in the field of forensic psychology, including Rampton Hospital, where she was involved in investigating the characteristics of patients admitted to the National High Secure Healthcare Service for Women. She is now coordinating two longitudinal evaluations of the Firesetting Intervention Programme for Prisoners (FIPP) and the Firesetting Intervention Programme for Mentally Disordered Offenders (FIP-MO). Her PhD research is investigating the utility of Virtual Reality Technology for the assessment and treatment of deliberate firesetting.

This event is free and open to full DFP Members only. 

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