Early neglect and maltreatment may cause people serious psychological damage. In clinical forensic practice we meet a lot of patients with such life histories. Most of them are convicted for serious crimes like murder and rape. The offenses often seem to compensate the powerlessness they experienced early in life. During treatment we try to establish contact with the more vulnerable aspects of these patients (vulnerable child-mode) by means of experiential interventions. The combination of Schema Focused Therapy and Music Therapy proved to be a powerful instrument to help these patients to come in contact with their vulnerable child, and take care for it in a healthy and adult way. This contributes to reducing the risk of re-offending.
The tPeP (Journal Person-centered experiential Psychotherapy) is the scientific journal for Dutch and Flemish psychotherapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists, that work from, or are interested in a client-centered perspective.