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NCJ Number: 126524 Find in a Library
Title: Supervision Needs of Correctional Mental Health Counselors
Journal: Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling  Volume:11  Issue:1  Dated:(October 1990)  Pages:13-19
Author(s): S C Norton
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 7
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper assesses the supervision needs of correctional mental health counselors and psychologists and proposes a model for supervision for correctional psychology.
Abstract: Psychological and behavioral problems encountered by correctional mental health staff cover a wide range including parole decisions, inmate misconduct reviews, and inmate classification, as well as therapy involving hard confrontations, detailing current life-styles, combining incarcerations with therapy, and coping with prison structure. The developmental model of Stoltenberg and Delworth is described as a way to cope with these problems. In this supervision model, the supervisor's progress through three levels in their training as counselors: support, training, and development. The model can serve as an effective method of stress management for both the correctional mental health counselors and their inmate clients, in contrast to a more confrontational supervision style. 13 references
Main Term(s): Corrections psychological training
Index Term(s): Corrections training needs assessment; Offender mental health services; Supervision
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