• 156 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
20132019
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Biography

Emma Holdsworth is a chartered psychologist, senior lecturer in forensic psychology, and course director of the MSc Forensic Psychology and Crime. Emma completed her MSc in forensic Psychology and her PhD in the engagement of offenders and facilitators in offending behaviour programmes at Coventry University. Emma’s areas of teaching are psychology in the criminal justice system, forensic decision-making, and the treatment of offenders. Her research area is offender rehabilitation – particularly offenders’ motivation to change, facilitator and offender engagement in offending behaviour programmes, the therapeutic alliance, and a solution-focused approach to offending behaviour programmes. Applied research projects Emma works on include the development of solution-focused programmes for short-sentence offenders, domestic violence offenders in the community and in prison (male and female), and the training of programme facilitators.

Area of Expertise:

Offender assessment and rehabilitation, psychology in the criminal justice system,  brief solution-focused therapy, qualitative research methods.

Research Interests

Offender assessment and rehabilitation, strengths-based approaches to offender treatment, Criminal Justice Processes

Vision Statement

In order to reduce crime, the assessment and treatment of offenders must be based on everything we know and will continue to learn about what engages offenders in the process of change and desistance. Strengths-based approaches, particularly solution focused approaches that develop offenders' resilience and resourcefulness, facilitators who are supported and empowered to work therapeutically with offenders,  and programmes that adhere to the responsivity principle, may prove to be the most effective to this end. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Coventry University

20112014

MSc, Coventry University

1 Sep 20081 Sep 2010

Degree, Coventry University

20042008

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 156 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 3 Paper
  • 1 Other
Open Access
File
Referral and Consultation
Theoretical Models
Interviews
Education
Grounded Theory
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Rehabilitation
Cognitive Therapy
Domestic Violence
Wales
Therapeutics

Brief Solution Focused Approach to Working with IPV Perpetrators

Holdsworth, E. & Walker, K., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Motivators for Engagement in Offending Behaviour Programmes

Holdsworth, E., Bowen, E., Brown, S. & Howat, D., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

offender
driver
grounded theory
Group
offense

Motivators for Engagement in Group Offending Behaviour Programmes

Holdsworth, E., Bowen, E., Brown, S. & Howat, D., 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

offender
Group
driver
grounded theory
offense

Activities 2012 2018

  • 8 Participation in conference
  • 8 Publication peer-review

Motivation and Emotion (Journal)

Emma Holdsworth (Peer Reviewer)
Feb 2018Mar 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Journal of Mental Health (Journal)

Emma Holdsworth (Peer Reviewer)
Jul 2018Sep 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Legal and Criminological Psychology (Journal)

Emma Holdsworth (Peer Reviewer)
Feb 2018Mar 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Journal of Criminal Psychology (Journal)

Emma Holdsworth (Peer Reviewer)
Jun 2017Jan 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services

Emma Holdsworth (Speaker)
2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference