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NCJ Number: 119285 Find in a Library
Title: Reality Therapy in Probation and Correctional Counseling (From Issues in Correctional Training and Casework, Volume 4, P 24-28, 1988, Bruce I Wolford and Pam Lawrenz, eds.)
Author(s): B Cohen
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

Eastern Kentucky University
Dept of Correctional Services
105 Stratton
Richmond, KY 40475
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: William Glassner's approach to reality therapy in the criminal justice setting can result in more responsible behavior for some offenders.
Abstract: Reality therapy is a straightforward treatment approach that is appropriate for criminal justice professionals who do not have advanced psychotherapy training. The major objective of reality therapy is to enable clients to achieve conscious mastery of their behavior by making them realize there are no excuses for irresponsible acts. The article focuses on theoretical principles of reality therapy and outlines five treatment techniques: involvement, current behavior, evaluating behavior, contracting between therapist and client, and commitment. The successful use of reality therapy in probation counseling is discussed. Case vignettes are included. 11 references, 1 figure. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Counseling in correctional settings; Psychotherapy
Index Term(s): Probation or parole services; Reality therapy
Note: Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Correctional Symposium, Lexington, Ky., and at the Third Annual National Correctional Trainers Conference, Pittsburgh
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