Drawing the Ideal Self Podcast

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Understanding violent offenders with PCP. Ep.13

Thursday, July 1, 2021

This month’s episode is about a PCP approach to understanding violent offending. I watched a programme called Time by Jimmy McGovern on BBC TV and it got me thinking about this. I had read James Horley book some years ago and I re-read the chapter by David Winter because it made me think a great deal about the issues around it.


A credulous approach to violence and homicide by David A. Winter. Chapter 2 in Horley, J. (Ed.) (2003). Personal Construct Perspectives on Forensic Psychology. (Some cheap second hand copies are listed on Amazon UK). 

Making Sense with Offenders. Personal Constructs, Therapy and Change by Julia Houston (1998). (Watch the price on this - it is hugely expensive unless you buy the secondhand copy!)