Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation

7th Edition

Authors: Patricia Van Voorhis Michael Braswell David Lester
Paperback ISBN: 9781422461402
Imprint: Anderson
Published Date: 1st November 2009
Page Count: 400


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Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation, Seventh Edition, provides an introduction to offender counseling as a career and the skill sets required for professionals who pursue such careers. It presents detailed accounts of major contemporary approaches to offender rehabilitation, including cognitive-behavioral, social learning, and family therapy modalities. The book is organized into five parts. Part One discusses essential counseling skills and responsibilities. It examines the professional context of correctional counseling; that is, how it relates both formally and informally to the rest of the correctional process. It also identifies challenges unique to correctional counselors compared with counselors working with non-offenders. Part Two presents the historical foundations of correctional counseling and treatment, while Part Three deals with offender assessment, diagnosis, and classification. Part Four describes counseling and treatment approaches; and Part Five considers the most effective correctional interventions, focusing on the treatment of sex offenders, antisocial offenders, and substance-abusing offenders. The book offers students, scholars, correctional practitioners, administrators, and policymakers a solid foundation in the field of correctional rehabilitation.

Key Features

  • Includes key concepts and terms as well as discussion questions.

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 Effective Correctional Intervention: What Works? Chapter 11 Treating Sexual Offenders Chapter 12 Treating Substance Abuse in Offender Populations Chapter 13 Treating Antisocial Offenders Chapter 14 Correctional Treatment: Accomplishments and Realities References Name Index Subject Index


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About the Author

Patricia Van Voorhis

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati

Michael Braswell

Dr. Michael C. Braswell is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Braswell received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mercer University in 1969, a Master of Arts in Psychology from West Georgia College in 1970, his Ed.S. in Rehabilitation/Correctional Counseling from the University of Georgia in 1973, and his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. A former prison psychologist, he taught ethics and human relations courses for more than 30 years at East Tennessee State University. He has published books on ethics, peacemaking, and correctional counseling as well as two novels and a short story collection.

Affiliations and Expertise

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, USA

David Lester