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NCJ Number: 40157 Find in a Library
Title: THERAPY EFFECTIVENESS IN A CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
Journal: OFFENDER REHABILITATION  Volume:1  Issue:1  Dated:(FALL 1976)  Pages:101-113
Author(s): R J HOMANT
Corporate Author: Haworth Press, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO LOOK AT THE BEHAVIORAL EVIDENCE FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY UNDER TYPICAL CONDITIONS AT WISCONSIN STATE PRISON (THE MAXIMUM SECURITY, ADULT MALE PRISON FOR WISCONSIN.
Abstract: THE EXPERIMENT CONSISTED OF RANDOMLY ASSIGNING A SUBJECT POOL TO EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL CONDITIONS. EXPERIMENTAL SUBJECTS WERE THEN OFFERED THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME INVOLVED IN GROUP THERAPY. SUBJECTS WERE ALSO PRETESTED TO MEASURE THEIR MOTIVATION AND NEED FOR THERAPY. LATER, THE 46 EXPERIMENTALS AND 46 CONTROLS WERE COMPARED IN STUDY RESULTS INDICATED THAT EXPERIMENTAL SUBJECTS SHOWED SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER INSTITUTIONAL ADJUSTMENT. NEED FOR THERAPY CORRELATED SIGNIFICANTLY WITH INSTITUTIONAL ADJUSTMENT, AND MOTIVATION FOR THERAPY CORRELATED WITH THERAPY ATTENDANCE IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP. HOWEVER, SUBJECTS WHO HAD LOW MOTIVATION AND NEED FOR THERAPY SHOWED JUST AS MUCH GAIN FROM THERAPY AS DID SUBJECTS WITH HIGH MOTIVATION AND NEED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...ELW
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Effectiveness; Evaluation; Group therapy; Individual behavior; Inmate Programs; Inmates; Motivation; Wisconsin
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