This text presents the foundations of correctional treatment and intervention, including overviews of the major therapeutic modalities that are effective when intervening with justice-involved individuals to reduce ongoing system involvement and improve well-being. The text also focuses on diagnosis of mental illness, correctional assessment and classification, case planning strategies, and the necessary counseling and human service skills for working alongside system-involved people.
Specific chapters focus on working with women, individuals struggling with substance abuse, and clients with severely antisocial behavior such as psychopathy. Written to help students prepare for a career in correctional counseling or forensic social work, the book also assists working professionals (e.g., institutional and community corrections staff) to determine which strategies might be most effective with their clients. Revised using person-centered language, the tenth edition includes a new chapter focused on the necessary relational skills that probation and parole officers must have to be agents of behavior change. The content is divided into four parts: (1) A Professional Framework for Correctional Counseling; (2) Client Assessment, Diagnosis, Classification, and Case Planning; (3) Contemporary Approaches for Correctional Counseling and Treatment, and (4) Effective Correctional Interventions for Special Populations.
This book is appropriate for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in Criminal Justice and Criminology, Psychology, and Social Work programs, as well as correctional practitioners looking for professional development to enhance behavior change among clients.
Part I: A Professional Framework for Correctional Counseling
Chapter 1: The Process of Correctional Counseling and Treatment
Chapter 2: Understanding the Special Challenges Faced by the Correctional Counselor
Chapter 3: Community Corrections Officers as Change Agents
Chapter 4: Correctional Treatment: Accomplishments and Realities
Part II: Correctional Assessment, Diagnosis, Classification, and Case Planning
Chapter 5: Assessment and Diagnosis of Correctional Clients
Chapter 6: An Overview of Correctional Classification Systems
Chapter 7: Case Planning and Case Management
Part III: Contemporary Approaches for Correctional Counseling and Treatment
Chapter 8: Behavioral Interventions
Chapter 9: Cognitive Interventions
Chapter 10: Social Learning Interventions
Chapter 11: Family Interventions
Part IV: Effective Correctional Interventions for Special Populations
Chapter 12: Treating Clients with Substance Abuse
Chapter 13: Treating System-Involved Women
Chapter 14: Treating Clients who Commit Sex Offenses
Chapter 15: Treating Clients with Severe Antisocial Behavior and Psychopathy
"Every once in a while, you come across a book that matters. And it matters so much that it continues to be updated with the latest information possible. This is what you have in your hands with Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation by Salisbury and Van Voorhis. Helping people get the tools and skills they need to successfully re-enter society is about investing in them as people, the communities they return to, and our community more generally. This book does that and does it masterfully. With COVID-19 ravaging the correctional system, this book is all the more important for students, policymakers, and practitioners."
Alex R. Piquero, Ph.D. University of Miami, Department of Sociology & Criminology, Arts & Sciences Distinguished Scholar.
"This book, Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation, is a masterpiece. It consists of theoretical frameworks, treatment modalities, and most recent cutting-edge evidence-based practices for treating justice-involved people in institutional settings and in the community.
Salisbury and Van Voorhis go the extra mile and provide a critical analysis and the importance of race and culture. They highlight the significance of providing multicultural counseling for racially and ethnically diverse correctional populations, as opposed to an ethno-centrism perspective.
This text is so well designed and orchestrated, that any ordinary person can read it and truly understand the meaning of corrections and treatments for individuals in justice systems."
Leroy Curtis Johnson, MSW, Assistant Professor (clinical), University of Utah, College of Social Work