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NCJ Number: 183019 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation, 4th Edition
Author(s): Patricia Van Voorhis; Michael Braswell; David Lester
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 371
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 1-58360-505-3
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Fourteen chapters describe current correctional counseling and rehabilitation within the United States and Canada under the broad headings of "A Philosophical and Professional Framework for Correctional Counseling; "Offender Assessment, Diagnosis, and Classification"; "Foundations for Correctional Counseling and Treatment"; "Group and Family Approaches to Correctional Counseling and Treatment"; and "Effective Correctional Intervention: What Works?"
Abstract: The three chapters in Part One, "A Philosophical and Professional Framework for Correctional Counseling," explore the personal dimension of correctional counseling, the various purposes of correctional counseling, and the world of corrections from the perspective of the correctional counselor. The two chapters of Part Two, "Offender Assessment, Diagnosis, and Classification," discuss how these tasks can be achieved by clinical identification of mentally ill offenders and the systematic testing or screening of all correctional clients for risk potential. The four chapters of Part Three, "Foundations for Correctional Counseling and Treatment," discuss four types of treatment strategies: psychoanalytic therapy, radical behavior interventions, social learning models, and cognitive therapies. The two chapters of Part Four, "Group and Family Approaches to Correctional Counseling and Treatment," address the functions of group treatment programs for offenders and the use of family treatment programs with offenders who come from dysfunctional family systems. The three chapters of Part Five, "Effective Correctional Intervention: What Works?" address the treatment of sex offenders and its effectiveness, the treatment of substance abusing offenders and its effectiveness, and the achievements and realities of correctional treatment. For individual chapters, see NCJ-183020-33. Chapter key terms and discussion questions, 551 references, and name and subject indexes
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Child abuse treatment; Corrections effectiveness; Counseling; Counseling in correctional settings; Counseling techniques; Family counseling; Sex offender treatment; Spouse abuse treatment programs; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment techniques
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