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NCJ Number: 169329 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation, Third Edition
Editor(s): P Van Voorhis; M Braswell; D Lester
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 334
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-377-X
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume offers an introduction to the fundamentals of correctional counseling and intervention and is oriented to serving the needs of both undergraduate and graduate students in criminal justice programs; front-line correctional staff in community, probation, and prison settings; and criminal justice policymakers whose mandate includes correctional treatment programs.
Abstract: The first two chapters review the history and purposes of correctional counseling, while the third chapter outlines practical aspects of correctional counseling. The next two chapters concern assessment issues, including components of the DSM-IV system for psychiatric disorders, assessment techniques, legal issues, and offender classification systems. Subsequent chapters cover major theoretical approaches to correctional counseling (psychodynamic techniques, operant conditioning, role modeling of prosocial behavior, and cognitive therapy), group therapy modalities, and effective correctional counseling strategies for specific populations such as sex offenders and substance abusers. The final chapter synthesizes the voluminous treatment literature into several basic principles of effectiveness. References, notes, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Cognitive therapy; Corrections effectiveness; Counseling in correctional settings; Counseling techniques; Course materials; Criminal justice overview texts; Drug offenders; Group therapy; Inmate treatment; Judicial decision compliance; Mental disorders; Mentally ill inmates; Mentally ill offenders; Offender classification; Psychological evaluation; Rehabilitation; Treatment techniques
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