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NCJ Number: 229788 Find in a Library
Title: Humanism is in the Details: An Insider's Account of Humanistic Modifications to a Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program in a Maximum-Security Prison
Journal: Prison Journal  Volume:90  Issue:1  Dated:March 2010  Pages:115-135
Author(s): Kathryn Dahlen; Robert Johnson
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 21
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines how the combined use of cognitive-behavioral and humanistic approaches can significantly improve the daily lives of offenders.
Abstract: The cognitive-behavioral and humanistic approaches to treatment are often considered to be inherently at odds with one another, because cognitive-behavioral programs often follow a rigid format whereas humanistic programs explicitly accommodate the individuality of offenders. Drawing on observations from an in-depth, on-site immersion in a prison treatment program, the authors demonstrate that these seemingly disparate approaches can be merged in practice with positive results, particularly when used in conjunction with an emphasis on mature coping skills. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Rehabilitation
Index Term(s): Cognitive therapy; Counseling in correctional settings; Counseling techniques; Holistic therapy; Socialization; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment techniques; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
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