Dr. Try McEwan: The Problem Behaviour Program: A model for assessing and treating stalkers

Over the past three decades, knowledge about stalking has developed substantially, to the point that we can now say with some certainty who stalks, who is victimized, and identify risk factors for stalking-related violence and recidivism. The next frontier is to develop effective interventions that can change stalkers’ behaviour. Yet to develop such interventions, we must first understand why stalking behaviour emerges and continues. In this lecture, Dr McEwan will hypothesize about some possible causes of stalking behaviour and identify potential targets for interventions to reduce it. A model for delivering treatment to stalkers will be discussed using the example of the Problem Behaviour Program, a community-based forensic mental health service in Melbourne, Australia.