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Unlocking the enigma: new ways of working with overcontrolled offenders

06 September 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This event is free and open to Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) members only. Registration is required. See Pricing tab for more information.
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Have you ever met those shy, quiet, unassuming individuals who commit out of character acts of violence, sometimes multiple murder?

These individuals typically do not fit the antisocial prototype.

They often have too much self-control rather than too little, and superior inhibitory control means that traditional offence related treatments may not address their needs. 

This workshop offers new insights into assessing, formulating and treating over-controlled forensic clients, based on the pioneering work of Dr Thomas Lynch (2018).

We will explore the concept of over-control and offending using Lynch’s new neurobiological theory and examine the role of Experiences of implementing Radical Openness-Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT), Lynch’s new treatment designed specifically for over-controlled conditions.

Participants will also have the opportunity to explore some of the new ways of working offered by RO-DBT, which have helped us unlock the enigma of over-controlled forensic clients.


  • Laura Hamilton
  • Emma Longfellow
Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare St,
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This is a free event for members of Division of Forensic Psychology only.

Registration information

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If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services, quoting 'DFP- Unlocking the enigma- 6 Sept' at: 

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