Lino Faccini

Lino Faccini
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Ph.D.

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Publications (43)
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A case study analyzed the role of trauma in contributing to arson and terroristic threats in a person with an autism spectrum disorder. Trauma played a critical role in "channeling the focus of an ASD-related preoccupation into traumatic re-enactments, re-experiencing with accompanying worldview and beliefs."
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Four dysfunctional identities were presented that exemplified a theme of "contamination" from a former positive life to one of possible victimization. Identity repair and redemption was sought through engaging in the Path to Intended Violence and committing acts of violence and/or terroristic violence.
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Criminal desistance by focusing on identity development
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The study of suicide and suicide by cop are under-investigated areas for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Clinical experience suggests several risk factors for suicide by cop for an individual with autism, as well as how these factors are similar and different from neuro-typical individuals who are involved in similar situations.
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Trauma is prevalent in the lives of adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As a result, a routine screening for trauma is essential especially when autism-related symptoms are heightened or when violence is exhibited. Case studies and empirical analyses of individuals with ASD and trauma have indicated that traditional Post-Traumatic Stress...
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The development of Pathological Demand Avoidance is described in a case study of an individual with autism who experienced a series of trauma. How the PDA exacerbated his sex offending and interfered with treatment and management was also explained.
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Purpose The area of trauma in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is an important area given the substantial rates of abuse endured by these individuals. However, there are issues with the identification of trauma, understanding how it is perceived, and manifested. The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach The limited research...
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A developmental-forensic analysis was suggested for the childhood history for the fictional character of Michael Myers in the original 1978 movie Halloween.
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A threat assessment perspective, namely the Path toward Intended Violence, was applied in the case of the mass shooting perpetrated by Dylann Roof on June 17, 2015 at an Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. This perspective is important since it attempts to build on accounts regarding how he progressed toward hi...
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There have been many different conceptualizations regarding Elliot Rodger's clinical presentation including claims of him having Asperger's Syndrome (Duke, 2014), psychosis and psychopathy (Langman, 2014) and a description of him as an “injustice collector” (O'Toole, 2014). This article proposes that Elliot Rodger's Narcissistic rage and its overla...
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Purpose The prevalence of individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) being associated with terroristic threats, lone wolf terrorism or affiliating with terroristic groups is rare. This paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach However, several cases are presented, where individuals with autism are involved in making a n...
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Objective There exist significant gaps in our understanding and knowledge of the contributory factors which give rise to the development of a mass shooter. Method A case analysis is presented of Anders Behring Breivik who engaged in a bombing and shooting spree in Norway on July 22, 2011. Results The case analysis presents that he has diagnoses of...
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A case analysis is presented of Dean Allen Mellberg’s shooting spree on Fairfield Air Force Base on June 20, 1994. The case analysis presents that he reportedly has a diagnosis of Autism, and a Paranoid Personality Disorder. Although the diagnoses of Autism and a Personality Disorder cannot be reviewed due to a paucity of publically available infor...
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A case study is presented, involving a person with an autism spectrum disorder, psychopathology and psychosocial developmental deficits who engaged in trespassing, impersonation, and the stealing of trains, buses, trucks and cars. Prior research highlighted certain features of autism or psychopathology as accounting for the relationship between som...
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This continued case study documents the course of treatment for an individual with autism, psychopathology, and Eriksonian psychosocial deficits. These three factors were considered to have contributed to his criminal behavior. Reconstructive therapy, with identity work from Old Me/New Me treatment, was effective in remediating these deficits and i...
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Abuse among persons with an Intellectual Disability is a significant problem. In contrast to the gravity of this problem, there currently exists a gap in Practitioners’ ability to use a recognized and standardized approach to interview or analyze abuse cases when investigating them. This survey was an initial exploration of the practices of a sampl...
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This case study examined the diagnostic features and treatment components for a sex offender with an Intellectual Disability (ID) and multiple paraphilias. In particular, the co-existance of autoerotic asphyxiation and asphxiophilia (performed by a partner), and the associated behaviors of cross dressing and bondage were present; this person also e...
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Unusually persistent querulants are a group of the most difficult complainers who believe themselves to have suffered a loss, or been victimized by a system, and persistently pursue their version of justice until it dominates their lives. Of the most difficult complainers, a subgroup write letters and petition prominent individuals or politicians f...
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Clinical and Forensic cases are reviewed regarding how an examiner should conceptualize the adult experience of having Imaginary Companions (IC). Some clinical and forensic research indicates that there is an overlap between adult IC and Dissociative experiences/disorders. However, other forensic case studies, a phenomenological perspective and exp...
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The case series involving a person with intellectual disabilities, an initial koro-like symptoms, imaginary companions, and sex offending was summarized. The case series discussed assessment, treatment and response to treatment issues. This follow up report presents the finding that all of the treatment gains were maintained at an 8months follow up...
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The treatment plan for a person with Intellectual Disability (ID) and Intentional Imaginary Companions, a Gender Identity and Depersonalization Disorder including a Koro-Like Symptom, Trauma/abuse, and Sex Offenses is presented. A complex set of comorbid disorders was targeted for treatment. A review of the related literature, and treatment targets...
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The treatment plan and efficacy for a person with Intellectual Disability and Intentional Imaginary Companions, a Gender Identity and Depersonalization Disorder including a Koro-Like Symptom, Trauma/abuse, and Sex Offenses is presented. A complex set of co-morbid disorders was targeted for treatment. Treatment targets included addressing sexual kno...
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The imaginary companion phenomena has been well studied in children and adolescents but less so in adults. A comprehensive review of the research suggested that adults with Down Syndrome have a higher prevalence of adults having imaginary companions than nonintellectually disabled populations. The present study examined the prevalence and character...
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Fratricide is an area within forensic psychology that has received little attention. Even less attention has been given to fratricide with persons with Intellectual Disabilities. There are very few studies that have identified risk factors and essential dynamics. Even less attention is given to a typology of fratricide. This case study highlights t...
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A case study is presented, involving a person with an autism spectrum disorder, psychopathology and psychosocial developmental deficits who made persistent terroristic threats. Prior research highlighted certain features of autism or psychopathology as accounting for the relationship between some persons with autism and criminal behavior. This case...
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Clinical and Forensic cases are reviewed regarding how an examiner should conceptualize the adult experience of having Imaginary Companions (IC). Some clinical and forensic research indicates that there is an overlap between adult IC and Dissociative experiences/disorders. However, other forensic case studies, a phenomenological perspective and exp...
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Previously an identified case of a koro-like syndrome experienced in a person with Intellectual Disability with an internalized imaginary companion (IIC) was presented. After an assessment of the IIC, the baby was banished, without the therapist’s help, while his New Me behavior was reinforced. The banishment was ultimately temporary, and the baby...
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The rare syndrome of Koro is presented in a case of an individual with intellectual disability (ID) and fixated pedophilia. No prior cases of Koro-like symptoms have been reported in an ID population. The Koro-like symptom of a disappearing penis developed when a male with fixated Pedophilia tried to explore and limit his deviant arousal. He report...
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The Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised was used to examine the relations between problem-solving abilities and hopelessness, depression, and suicidal risk in three different samples: undergraduate college students, general psychiatric inpatients, and suicidal psychiatric inpatients. A similar pattern of results was found in both college stude...

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Develop an comprehensive outline that would guide a home study for someone with a forensic history and starting reunification. Such as the following: Home Visit Assessment Outline Readiness for Visit 1. Family members and the individual are ready for reunification. 2. Quality and frequency of telephone contact between the family and the individual. 3. Quality and frequency of community outings between the family and the individual. Description of the Home and Neighborhood 4. Who lives and frequently visits at the home. 5. Location in regards to schools, playgrounds, Daycare etc 6. Location in regard to a higher crime area, drug use etc 7. History of criminal activity, prostitution etc occurring within/around the home. 8. Any antisocial affiliates or criminal vocation/leisure activities around the home. History of Risky Situations in the Home 9. History of home visits for other reasons 10. History of conflict, disagreements, trouble with the members and the individual. 11. History of eloping, assaults within the home, sex offending, fire setting etc within the home. 12. Past history of partnering with a family member in committing an offense. 13. Any overstimulating aspects of the home environment (i.e. pornography etc). 14. Any stabilizing or destabilizing effect of visiting the family in the home. 15. Any past history of any abuse occurring between the family and the individual. 16. Any gang, terroristic activity occurring within or around the home. Expectations Regarding The Visit 17. Expectation of the family regarding the current residential placement, home visit, future contact. 18. Expectations of the individual regarding the current residential placement, home visit, future contact. 19. Congruence of numbers 9 and 10 above. Current Risky Factors 20. Co-occurrence of the individual’s high risk factors also being present in the home during the visit. 21. Probability of someone visiting the home and taking the individual on an unsupervised, unplanned trip. 22. Probability of the individual meeting or trying to meet up with the past victims. 23. Any conditions of probation or parole etc for any other family member in the home. 24. Congruence of the individual’s conditions of probation or parole and the other family member’s parole or probation. 25. The availability of drugs or alcohol etc being available to the individual during the home visit. 26. Availability of X rated movies or internet sites/media access to the individual (other media related to communicating with others of an unknown origin). 27. Current probability of partnering with a family member in committing an offense. 28. Degree and type of stress that the family current has endured. 29. Degree of ease or hardship for the family regarding the individual visiting. 30. Any issues with the individual abiding by the terms of the visit. 31. Any issue with the family abiding by the terms of the visit. 32. Any family members with a serious mental illness that may destabilize the visit. 33. Probability of any abuse (sexual, physical, neglect, psychological, elder abuse) occurring during the current visit. 34. Probability of someone exacting revenge on the individual for past crimes/offenses, and knows when he will be visiting. 35. Any family member being involved in a gang, terror group, militia etc 36. Probability of being recruited again into gang activity during the visit. 37. Probability of being the victim of gang activity. 38. Type and intensity of expressed emotion in the home. 39. The degree that the family and individual know their high risk factors and how to manage them. Protective Factors 40. Presence of protective factors in the home environment. 41. Current stability of the home environment. 42. ITT confidence that rules are clear and family clearly will abide by RMP, and is actively involved with the ITT. 43. Family maintains a balance between behavioral control and supportiveness. 44. Family member(s) know the individual’s high risk factors, and how to manage them. NOTE: For those areas that the ITT deems critical, please also evaluate if the area represents dysfunction, a non-clinical concern or a strength.
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Using the ARMIDILO-S Planning Grid to assist in supervision, treatment and risk management planning for persons with DD and sex offending.
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A draft of a transition assessment was completed to assist in identifying relevant factors to explore when individuals with a DD and co-occurring conditions are going to transition from one site to another. Transitions for these individuals are usually complex, and involve many components and significant efforts towards integrating them into a viable setting. The transition assessment is a comprehensive list of potential issues to examine.