9780136132875

Correctional Counseling and Treatment

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-06-05
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Offering perspectives from twenty-one leading experts in the field, this book shows how to apply evidence-based counseling and treatment approaches to offender rehabilitation. Each chapter includes summaries of the latest government reports, treatment guidelines, evidence-based counseling practices, research findings, trends and statistics, program evaluations, journal review articles, and meta-analyses. Discussion is on revitalizing the corrections profession, with an emphasis on rehabilitation policies and programs based on scientific evidence and treatment technology transfer. Complete and up-to-date, the bookrs"s goal is to formalize ideas, raise issues, and document best practices from which effective programs can be replicated.Evidence-based approachoffers a variety of offender treatment and rehabilitation approaches that have demonstrated effectiveness. Perspectives from twenty-one contributors help guide readers through the process and steps in counseling and treatment. A look at best practices in individual and group counselingthrough the bookrs"s definitions and illustrations. Findings from a national survey (conducted by the book editor)offer results from 25 different state departments of corrections and the correctional facilities under their jurisdiction.The market for this up-to-date multi-authored book will be college and university libraries, state and county criminal justice as well as juvenile justice agencies, and federal criminal justice agency libraries.

Author Biography

Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D., B.C.E.T.S., D.A.C.F.E., is Professor of Criminal Justice and Social Work (former Chairperson), and Director of Faculty and Curriculum Development, Administration of Justice and Interdisciplinary Criminal Justice Programs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Livingston College Campus at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in Piscataway. He has been a tenured professor at Rutgers University since 1989. Dr. Roberts received an M.A. degree in Sociology from the Graduate Faculty of Long Island University in 1967, and a D.S.W. in 1978 (which became a Ph.D. in 1981) from the School of Social Work and Community Planning at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Dr. Roberts is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention journal (Oxford University Press). Dr. Roberts recently edited a special issue of the Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention journal on stress, crisis, and trauma intervention strategies in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorism attacks.

 

Dr. Roberts is the founding and current Editor of the 41-volume Springer Series on Social Work (1980 to present), and the 8 volume Springer Family Violence Series. He is the author, co-author, or editor of approximately 160 scholarly publications, including numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and 25 books. His recent books and articles include: Handbook of Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies (2002), Oxford University Press; Social Workers' Desk Reference (includes 146 chapters and is co-edited by Gilbert J. Greene, Oxford University Press, 2002), Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment and Research, 2nd edition (2000, Oxford University Press), Juvenile Justice Sourcebook (In Press, Oxford University Press, N.Y.), and Battered Women and Their Families: Intervention Strategies and Treatment Approaches, 2nd edition (1998, Springer Publishing Co.).

 

Dr. Roberts current projects include: Directing the 18-credit Certificate Program in Criminal Justice Policies and Practices at Livingston College of Rutgers University; training crisis intervention workers and clinical supervisors in crisis assessment and crisis intervention strategies; training police officers and administrators in domestic violence policies and crisis intervention. He is a lifetime member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) since 1974, and has been listed in Who's Who in America since 1992. Professor Roberts is the faculty sponsor to Rutgers' Sigma Alpha Kappa chapter of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (1991-present).

Table of Contents

Prologue : reaffirming rehabilitation in the 21st century
Introduction and overviewp. 1
Introduction and overview of correctional counseling and treatmentp. 3
The emerging role of clinical and actuarial risk assessment in an evidence-based community corrections system : issues to considerp. 15
Assessment and treatment of juvenile offendersp. 23
Assessment, classification, and treatment with juvenile delinquentsp. 25
Overcoming sisyphus : assessment of mental health disorders and risk of reoffending among juvenile offendersp. 41
Effective family interventions for youthful offenders : some important considerationsp. 59
Juvenile offender suicide : prevalence, risk factors, assessment, and crisis intervention protocolsp. 75
Finding evidence-based juvenile offender treatment programs : a national surveyp. 91
Assessment and treatment of adult offendersp. 113
Treating the mentally ill offender : an overviewp. 115
Prison group counselingp. 149
California's correctional drug treatment systemp. 169
Sex offenders : assessment and treatmentp. 201
Behavioral management community supervision : the staff is the agent of changep. 229
Inmate suicide : prevalence, assessment, and protocolsp. 243
Executive functioning in the brain : assessment and treatment of at-risk offendersp. 261
Correctional social workp. 277
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