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.
Written by practitioners in the field, Correctional Counseling offers a strong practitioner orientation, enabling students to become proficient in providing basic correctional counseling services to the offender population. The desire to provide a teaching-and-learning aid that will create practitioners in the field who are competent in offender treatment is the overarching goal of this text. Students are provided basic information on underlying theoretical perspectives among a variety of counseling approaches, and the text addresses the details of the counseling and treatment process itself, explaining exactly how correctional counseling is done in the field.
A collection of essays for those new to the field and for experienced practitioners. Essays are in sections on the philosophical and professional framework for correctional counseling, offender assessment and diagnosis, foundations for correctional counseling and treatment, group and family approaches, and treating difficult populations such as sex offenders and substance abusers. Includes key concepts and terms, and discussion questions. Van Voorhis is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the methods used in the Criminal Justice system in the United States to counsel and treat offenders. It is aimed at advanced undergraduate and early graduate-level students for courses in Correctional Treatment or Rehabilitation, or Community Corrections more broadly. The sections in the book provide: - Aims and Scope of Correctional Counseling and Treatment -Tools that Corrections Workers Use (including counseling and case management) - Behavioral Modification Treatments: Examples and Applications - Cognitive Therapies: Examples and Applications Throughout the text, there is an emphasis on the big picture: the interaction of the correctional component of the justice system with other components, particularly courts (including special courts like family courts, drug courts, veterans courts and other programs). Chapters in this book address the diverse population of correctional facilities, including juvenile offenders; those with mental illness, addiction and substance abuse problems, physical and mental disabilities; and homeless populations. The author also provides analysis of how legislation influences the corrections process. This work is also enhanced by providing comparative analysis of the criminal and juvenile justice systems: their goals, objectives, and how these can affect counseling and treatment available within these two systems. This pedagogical features of this engaging text include: excerpted interviews with correctional practitioners about the problems and challenges they encounter, discussion questions, classification instruments and real-world examples of specific treatments programs, and case studies that give students the chance to select the appropriate interviewing, counseling or treatment approach to deal with the problem/ issues of the case. This work provides students with an overview of the methods used for Correctional Treatment and Counseling, and the tools to begin to think critically about how and when to apply these methods.
Offering perspectives from twenty-one leading experts in the field, this book shows how to apply evidence-based counseling and treatment approaches to offender rehabilitation. Each chapter includes summaries of the latest government reports, treatment guidelines, evidence-based counseling practices, research findings, trends and statistics, program evaluations, journal review articles, and meta-analyses. Discussion is on revitalizing the corrections profession, with an emphasis on rehabilitation policies and programs based on scientific evidence and treatment technology transfer. Complete and up-to-date, the book's goal is to formalize ideas, raise issues, and document best practices from which effective programs can be replicated. Evidence-based approachoffers a variety of offender treatment and rehabilitation approaches that have demonstrated effectiveness. Perspectives from twenty-one contributors help guide readers through the process and steps in counseling and treatment. A look at best practices in individual and group counselingthrough the book's definitions and illustrations. Findings from a national survey (conducted by the book editor)offer results from 25 different state departments of corrections and the correctional facilities under their jurisdiction. The market for this up-to-date multi-authored book will be college and university libraries, state and county criminal justice as well as juvenile justice agencies, and federal criminal justice agency libraries.
Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders, Second Edition offers individuals a practical preparation for communicating with offenders. Recognising that individuals who counsel offenders in the criminal justice system often have not had the extensive training of a licensed psychologist. This book gives essential information, proven systems that have stood the test of time in American prisons and appropriate and effective counsellor attitudes.
Correctional counseling and treatment examines various aspects of counseling including an extensive overview of correctional counseling and rehabilitation. It includes definitions of counseling, treatment and rehabilitation. Provides the reader with insights into the development of its knowledge, so as to understand the advances in the assessment and treatment of juvenile offenders, their mind, motivations, arguments, backgrounds and why some require correctional counseling.