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Program Considerations for Clients With Antisocial Personality Disorder
Antisocial personality disorder is common in people receiving services in prison and substance abuse treatment centers. Symptoms of the disorder have contributed to clinical cynicism and a negative outlook for treating this population. Although there is no agreed upon specialized treatment modality for this population, programs serving this population can benefit from adapting their approach to meet the unique needs of clients with antisocial personality disorder. Special considerations for programs serving this population may help provide effective and efficient treatment and promote optimism for treatment providers.
Keywords: antisocial personality disorder, clinical programming