This text presents foundations of correctional intervention, including overviews of the major systems of therapeutic intervention, diagnosis of mental illness, and correctional assessment and classification. Its detailed descriptions and cross-approach comparisons can help students prepare for a career in correctional counseling and can help working professionals better determine which techniques might be most useful in their particular setting. 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.
Table of Contents
Preface Part One: 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 in the Prison Setting Part Two: Historical Foundations of Correctional Counseling and Treatment Chapter 3: Psychoanalytic Therapy Chapter 4: Radical Behavioral Interventions Chapter 5: Early Approaches to Group and Milieu Therapy Part Three: Offender Assessment, Diagnosis, and Classification Chapter 6: Diagnosis and Assessment of Criminal Offenders Chapter 7: An Overview of Offender Classification Systems Part Four: Contemporary Approaches to Correctional Counseling and Treatment Chapter 8: Social Learning Models Chapter 9: Cognitive Therapies Chapter 10: Family Therapy Part Five: Interventions for Special Populations Chapter 11: Treating Sexual Offenders Chapter 12: Treating Substance Abuse in Offender Populations Chapter 13: Treating Severely Antisocial Offenders Chapter 14: Treating Women Offenders Part Six: Putting it all Together in Correctional Policy and at the Desk Chapter 15: Correctional Treatment: Accomplishments and Realities Chapter 16: Case Planning and Case Management
Patricia Van Voorhis, Ph.D., is Professor 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 correctional effectiveness, and recently concluded a federally funded, multi-site study of the risk factors for female recidivism. Van Voorhis is the 2011 recipient of the prestigious American Society of Criminology’s 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 Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. She earned an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from Castleton State College (Vermont) and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. Emily’s research specializations include correctional rehabilitation, risk/needs assessment, and women’s offending pathways. Her recent research focuses on identifying juvenile victims of sex trafficking in detention in an effort to triage them to advocacy and victim resources.
"This update of the 2009 edition of a standard text in the field by Voorhis adds Salisbury as coauthor, a new chapter on women offenders, and revisions to chapters to reflect new developments in the field of correctional rehabilitation…The work includes theoretical models, case studies, discussion questions, and online resources."-- Reference & Research Book News, October 2013
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