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NCJ Number: 230015 Find in a Library
Title: Cognitive Restructuring Through Dreams and Imagery: Descriptive Analysis of a Women's Prison-Based Program
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:49  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:23-38
Author(s): Dana DeHart
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 16
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes process and outcome evaluation of an innovative program based in a women's maximum-security correctional facility.
Abstract: Methodology included review of program materials, unobtrusive observation of group process, participant evaluation forms, focus groups, and individual interviews with current and former program participants. Findings indicate that the program was a great source of emotional respite, release, and support for the women, with women describing increased insights into themselves, their traumas, and their crimes. Implications are discussed, including popular appeal of dream work and its potential clinical relevance to prisoners' inner conflicts. 2 figures and 24 references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): Cognitive therapy; Female inmates; Group dynamics; Group therapy; Inmate treatment; Maximum security; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment techniques
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