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.

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 authors

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.