Correctional Counseling and Treatment / Edition 3

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This easy-to-read collection provides valuable coverage of a wide variety of topics and helps both experienced and inexperienced correctional workers increase their knowledge of counseling. Twenty new selections offer current research on such topics as anger management, juvenile offenders, mediation, and the characteristics and unique problems of people involved in corrections. The counseling techniques discussed in this comprehensive volume can be used in community or institutional programs, with juvenile or adult offenders, or adapted for members of the noncriminal population.
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Presents information on treatment techniques in wide use in American corrections, both in the juvenile justice system and with adults, in institutional and community settings. This latest edition discusses current research in areas including anger management, juvenile offenders, mediation, and the characteristics and unique problems of people who work in corrections. The author is a social worker and Kent State U. criminologist. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881337723
  • Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 591

Table of Contents

Introduction : the scope and purposes of correctional treatment 1
Sect. I Assessment of the effectiveness of correctional treatment 9
1 An experiment in police-based restorative justice : the Bethlehem (PA) project 15
2 Evaluating interventions with violent offenders : a guide for practitioners and policy makers 30
Sect. II Correctional personnel 49
3 Preparation for the diverse facets of correctional workers' roles 57
4 Probation : my profession, my lifetime employment, my passion 68
Sect. III Crime prevention and restorative justice 73
5 The ABC's of ADR : a comprehensive guide to alternative dispute resolution 76
6 The impact of victim-offender mediation : two decades of research 86
7 Restorative justice conferences as an early response to young offenders 100
Sect. IV Treatment programs for juvenile offenders 121
8 What's "new" about the balanced approach? 124
9 Police diversion of delinquent youths : an assessment of programs 156
10 Day treatment : community-based partnerships for delinquent and at-risk youth 185
11 Elements of a treatment program for youth who sexually abuse 197
Sect. V Classification for correctional treatment 207
12 The functions of classification models in probation and parole : control or treatment-rehabilitation? 213
13 Assessing threats of school violence : implications for counselors 228
14 An assessment-based model for counseling strategy selection 236
15 Case managing multiproblem offenders 249
Sect. VI Casework counselling and crisis intervention 263
16 Stages of counselling 268
17 The nature of interviewing 302
18 What do we know about anger management programs in corrections? 309
19 Conflict resolution : a primer for correctional workers 332
Sect. VII Cognitive and behavioral based therapies 343
20 Probation and cognitive skills 347
21 Brief solution-focused work : a strength-based method for juvenile justice practice 355
22 Behavior modification : perspective on a current issue 367
Sect. VIII Group counseling in corrections 405
23 The process of group counseling 410
24 The use of groups 433
Sect. IX Special areas of correctional treatment 451
25 Counseling alcoholic clients : a microcounseling approach to basic communication skills 459
26 Polygraph testing leads to better understanding adult and juvenile sex offenders 496
27 Treatment in transition : the role of mental health correctional facilities 514
28 Co-occurring substance use and mental disorders in offenders : approaches, findings and recommendations 527
29 The ADA and deaf inmates 543
Sect. X Correctional programs : recognizing needs 551
30 Older inmates : special programming cancerns 558
31 Gender-responsive programs in prison settings 570
32 The CHANCE program : an assessment of a drug court 596
33 Public and private substance abuse programs in corrections 614
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