Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation


  • Patricia Van Voorhis
  • Emily Salisbury

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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Criminal justice students, corrections students, correctional practitioners, administrators, and policymakers.


Book information

  • Published: February 2013
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3008-7


"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 rehabilitationā€¦The work includes theoretical models, case studies, discussion questions, and online resources."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013

Table of Contents

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