9th Edition

Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation

ISBN 9781138951679
Published May 17, 2016 by Routledge
436 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations

USD $84.95

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Book Description

Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation, 9th ed., presents foundations of correctional intervention, including overviews of the major systems of therapeutic intervention, diagnosis of mental illness, and correctional assessment and classification. Now fully updated to reflect DSM-5, its detailed descriptions and cross-approach comparisons help students prepare for a career in correctional counseling and allow working professionals to better determine which techniques might be most useful in their particular setting.

The content is divided into five parts: (1) A Professional Framework for Correctional Counseling; (2) Understanding the Special Challenges Faced by the Correctional Counselor in the Prison Setting; (3) Offender Assessment, Diagnosis, and Classification; (4) Contemporary Approaches to Correctional Counseling and Treatment, (5) Interventions for Special Populations, and (6) Putting It All Together. The book is appropriate for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in Criminal Justice and Criminology, Psychology, and Social Work programs as well as correctional counseling practitioners.

Table of Contents

PART 1. A Professional Framework for Correctional Counseling, 1. The Process of Correctional Counseling and Treatment , 2. Understanding the Special Challenges Faced by the Correctional Counselor in the Prison Setting, PART 2 Historical Foundations of Correctional Counseling and Treatment, 3. Psychoanalytic Therapy, 4. Radical Behavioral Interventions, 5. Early Approaches to Group and Milieu Therapy, PART 3 Offender Assessment, Diagnosis, and Classification, 6. Diagnosis and Assessment of Offenders, 7. An Overview of Offender Classification Systems, PART 4 Contemporary Approaches to Correctional Counseling and Treatment, 8. Social Learning Models, 9. Cognitive Therapies , 10. Family Therapy, PART 5 Effective Correctional Interventions for Special Populations, 11. Treating Substance Abuse in Offender Populations, 12. Treating Sexual Offenders, 13. Treating Severely Antisocial and Psychopathic Offenders, 14. Treating Women Offenders, PART 6 Putting it All Together in Correctional Policy and at the Desk, 15. Correctional Treatment: Accomplishments and Realities, 16 Case Planning and Case Management,

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Patricia Van Voorhis, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. Van Voorhis has published extensively, including two books and many articles in the leading criminology and criminal justice journals. She has provided expertise to federal, state, and local agencies on topics pertaining to correctional effectiveness, program implementation, evaluation techniques, women offenders, risk assessment, and correctional classification. She has directed numerous federal- and state-funded research projects on inmate classification, gender-responsive assessment, program implementation, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and continues to pursue a rigorous consulting and research agenda in retirement. Van Voorhis is the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious American Society of Criminology August Vollmer Award, which recognizes a criminologist whose research scholarship has contributed to justice or to the treatment or prevention of criminal or delinquent behavior.

Emily J. Salisbury, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Salisbury is the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed, academic research journal, Criminal Justice and Behavior. Her primary research interests include correctional assessment and treatment intervention strategies, with a particular focus on female offenders and gender-responsive policy. She was the project director of two research sites that developed and validated the Women’s Risk/Needs Assessment instruments (WRNAs) through a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Corrections and the University of Cincinnati. Her research publications have appeared in several top academic journals, as well as practitioner-oriented newsletters and book chapters.


You could roll several books into one and still not get the comprehensive, up-to-date review assembled here. Whether you’re an emerging student or a correctional counselor in the field, here's a thorough "what’s under the hood" type of book.

--Michael D. Clark, MSW, Director, Center for Strength-Based Strategies; Consultant to United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Counseling offenders is a singular challenge. But even more daunting is the challenge of presenting a scholarly "tour d’horizon" of the myriad of approaches, styles, underlying theories, contexts, controversies and developments in the field of working with offenders therapeutically. This book does it with panache, making the essential ‘humanness’ of the endeavor come alive with vignettes, case studies and examples that both engage and clarify. A readable, informative and up-to-date treatment that every ‘student’ of corrections should consume, be they in university just beginning to learn, or in the trenches, struggling to get better at what they do. 

--Frank J. Porporino, Ph.D., T3 Associates Consulting, Ottawa, Canada; member of the board, International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology

Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation should be a mandatory text for any correctional treatment class. The authors' experience working with correctional organizations throughout the country shines throughout the text as they are able to provide real-world examples to sometimes complex theories of behavior. This text should be a staple for any student seeking to change behavior in offenders.

--Jennifer Pealer, Ph.D., East Tennessee State University

The book provides an excellent analysis of the issues facing correctional counselors and their clients. Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation is unique in its coverage of psychodynamic theory and the early approaches to group and milieu therapy. At the same time, the book offers important insight into the current best practices in the field. I highly recommend this text for graduate and undergraduate courses.

--Shelley J. Listwan, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Charlotte