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The Behavioral Science of FirearmsImplications for Mental Health, Law and Policy$
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Gianni Pirelli, Hayley Wechsler, and Robert J. Cramer

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190630430

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190630430.001.0001

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Treatment

Treatment

Chapter:
(p.364) 8 Treatment
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The Behavioral Science of Firearms
Author(s):

Gianni Pirelli

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190630430.003.0008

This chapter is the second part of the section of the book pertaining to the emerging roles of medical and mental health professionals in firearm-related matters. In this chapter, the authors provide a broad overview of therapeutic interventions, including outlining considerations in the following areas: (i) psychology as a science; (ii) contemporary treatment modalities, such as psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral therapy approaches, among others; (iii) treatment for violence risk and violent offenders; (iv) treatment for victims of violence and domestic violence; (v) treatment for risk of suicide and self-harm; and (vi) youth interventions. The authors also address general considerations for health and wellness, firearm safety, barriers to treatment and restoration of gun rights, and vicarious trauma and self-care for practitioners.

Keywords:   treatment, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, firearm safety, restoration of gun rights, barrier to treatment, vicarious trauma

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