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“Facing Danger” now available in Kindle format

Amazon have now made “Facing Danger in the Helping Professions” available in Kindle Format. Click here for more information.

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Facing Danger in the Helping Professions

Just received a copy and I have to say it’s a great read! Get a copy – available via Amazon or through the Open University Press – recommend it to friends and review it on Amazon.

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Facing Danger in the Helping Professions

We now have an estimated publication date of 8th April 2013.

Pre-orders can be placed with OUP at http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335245838.html or Amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Facing-Danger-Helping-Professions-approach/dp/0335245838/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350583250&sr=8-1

Further information about the book can be found at www.facingdanger.com

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Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour Workshop in Nottingham

Nottingham HLG are putting on an open access workshop delivered by Dr Iain Bourne on 28th November 2012. For further information and booking details visit:

http://www.hlg.org.uk/training/quarterly-training-schedule

If you are interested in this as an in-house course please visit www.dangerousbehaviour.com. The book that supports this course is due out in March 2013 and details can be found at www.facingdanger.com

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Pre-order Facing Danger in the Helping Professions

You can now pre-order “Facing Danger in the Helping Professions” by Iain Bourne at https://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335245838.html

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Facing Danger in the Helping Professions

The book is now in production with the Open University Press. Details can be found atFacing Danger. This book introduces the Instant Aggression Model for the first time, together with specific skills for responding to reactive, disturbed and proactive aggression. Other chapters also cover violence in a range of group contexts (gang, mob, bystander, classroom), specific skills in working collaboratively alongside colleague to manage violent situations, risk assessments, lone-working, workplace policies and procedures, supervision and post-incident support. The book is written in an engaging and narrative style illustrated throughout with copious examples from practice.

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Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour

This dramatic course delivered by Dr Iain Bourne is being made available by Sitra:

20th September 2012 in London

26th September in Leeds

 

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Fat-faced Men and Aggression

I am often amazed by the things that researchers get up to. The research below is, to me at least, both bizarre and intriguing.

What lies beneath the face of aggression?
Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci first published online December 23, 2011
Carré JM, Murphy KR, Hariri AR
Recent evidence indicates that a sexually dimorphic feature of humans, the facial width-to-height ratio (FWHR), is positively correlated with reactive aggression, particularly in men. Also, predictions about the aggressive tendencies of others faithfully map onto FWHR in the absence of explicit awareness of this metric. Here, we provide the first evidence that amygdala reactivity to social signals of interpersonal challenge may underlie the link between aggression and the FWHR. Specifically, amygdala reactivity to angry faces was positively correlated with aggression, but only among men with relatively large FWHRs. The patterns of association were specific to angry facial expressions and unique to men. These links may reflect the common influence of pubertal testosterone on craniofacial growth and development of neural circuitry underlying aggression. Amygdala reactivity may also represent a plausible pathway through which FWHR may have evolved to represent an honest indicator of conspecific threat, namely by reflecting the responsiveness of neural circuitry mediating aggressive behavior.
Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA, 48202. justin@carrelab.com.

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Open Courses “Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour”

SITRA is now offering individual places on the DDDB course around the country. Details below:
SITRA- DDDB

Difficult, disturbing and dangerous behaviour

3 February 2012, Newcastle

9 March 2012, Bristol

15 March 2012, Southampton

27 March 2012, London

19 April 2012, Birmingham

18 July 2012, Southampton

20 September 2012, London

26 September 2012, Leeds

Anyone working in settings where people may behave in a difficult, disturbing or dangerous way. This is an intensive, practice-based course, which can be emotionally demanding as incidents are acted out by the trainer in front of the group. This provides a springboard for you to experience and examine some of your own reactions to difficult, disturbing, and/or dangerous behaviour.

At the end of the course, you should:

Feel more confident to deal with aggressors in crisis
Have a greater awareness of how their own feelings and reactions may help or hinder the resolution of a crisis
Be more able to identify indicators of violent behaviour, and take appropriate preventative measures
Have identified strategies for responding effectively to uncontained behaviour.
Price: Members £89/Non-members £129

Trainer: Dr Iain Bourne

Book now

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Dundee & Edinburgh: Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour

If you you are looking for a DDDB course in Scotland, Blue Skye Consultancy are offering places in Dundee on 30th April and Edinburgh on 1st May. Details and Booking forms can be found at:

http://blueskyeconsultancy.co.uk/dddbcourse.htm

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