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Correctional Counseling and Treatment

 
 
 
 
Correctional Counseling and Treatment
Author: Albert R. Roberts Ph.D.
ISBN 13: 9780136132875
ISBN 10: 136132871
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2007-06-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $113.20
 
 

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 book’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 book’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.