"Our society compartmentalizes experience and knowledge. Life does not. People’s lives and actions are complex and to understand them, we need a variety of perspectives. No single branch of knowledge can capture all we need to know. So it is with law and psychiatry."
The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC, Chief Justice of Canada*
"A punitive approach, including longer prison sentences is very costly and does not solve root causes of criminal activity. An evidence-based treatment approach would include mandatory treatment specific to the needs of the offender whether in-custody or through a community-based model."
Jim Cessford, Delta Police Chief, Delta Police Department*
PWR Health Consultants is a leading edge health care provider in the field of forensic psychotherapy and mental health in Canada. PWR has offered treatment and hope to numerous clients involved in the justice system by combining the latest research in attachment theory, arousal regulation and developmental neurobiology based on patient’s needs and responses in individual and group therapy. Your decision to refer your client to PWR’s program is the best possible outcome for him/her as our patients have often commented that being criminally charged was a blessing in disguise as it led them to PWR and a world of knowledge that they had previously not known or understood.
A unique feature of PWR's program is that each patient is required to maintain a Binder which provides objective evidence of the his or her commitment to the treatment and change process. Patient commitment has been found to constitute 40% of whether treatment will be successful. The Binder is available for review to assist in evaluating your client's progress and may be used in court.
*Article from Vancouver Sun dated January 28, 2014. For full article, click here.
*Foreword from Law and Mental Disorder: a comprehensive and practical approach, Hy Bloom, Richard D. Schneider, editors, 2013