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by Dr Dominic Beer and
Mr Darryl Anthony Davis
Last reviewed: March 2012
have been various attempts to define challenging behaviour.
Definitions tend to emphasise the effect of behaviours upon the
safety of self and others, at different levels of risk.
The severity of the risk caused
by the behaviour will dictate the kind of management and
supervision necessary for the patient. In this module, we look at
the different service models available to ensure the behaviours are
We also provide an overview of the main
psychological approaches to understanding challenging behaviour and
how they can be synthesised to provide a more effective overall
In the course of this module, we aim to
answer the following questions:
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