Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation


  • Patricia Van Voorhis
  • Michael Braswell
  • David Lester

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 professionals better determine which of several techniques might be especially useful in their particular setting.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2009
  • ISBN: 978-1-4224-6140-2

Table of Contents

Part One: 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 Two: Historical Foundations of Correctional Counseling and Treatment

3. Psychoanalytic Therapy

4. Radical Behavioral Interventions

5. Early Approaches to Group and Milieu Therapy

Part Three: Offender Assessment, Diagnosis, and Classification

6. Diagnosis and Assessment of Criminal Offenders

7. An Overview of Offender Classifi cation Systems

Part Four: Contemporary Approaches to Correctional Counseling and Treatment

8. Social Learning Models

9. Cognitive Therapies

10. Family Therapy

Part Five: Effective Correctional Intervention: What Works?

11. Treating Sexual Offenders

12. Treating Substance Abuse in Offender Populations

13. Treating Antisocial Offenders

14. Correctional Treatment: Accomplishments and Realities