Correctional Counseling : 9780135129258

Correctional Counseling

 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780135129258
ISBN 10
 
0135129257
Published
 
15/01/2010
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
408
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$172.99
 
 
 
Description

For courses in Correctional Counseling, Correctional Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Corrections.

 

Written by practitioners in the field, Correctional Counseling offers a strong practitioner orientation, enabling students to become proficient in providing basic correctional counseling services to the offender population. The desire to provide a teaching-and-learning aid that will create practitioners in the field who are competent in offender treatment is the overarching goal of this text. Students are provided basic information on underlying theoretical perspectives among a variety of counseling approaches, and the text addresses the details of the counseling and treatment process itself, explaining exactly how correctional counseling is done in the field.

Table of contents

Chapter 1:      The Role of the Correctional Counselor

Chapter 2:      Legal, Ethical, and Cross-Cultural Issues

Chapter 3:      Assessment, Classification, & Treatment Planning

Chapter 4:      Rapport-Building, Person-Centered Techniques, & Goal-Setting

Chapter 5:      Common Theoretical Counseling Perspectives

Chapter 6:      Family Systems Therapy and Counseling

Chapter 7:      Group Therapy

Chapter 8:      Substance Abuse Counseling & Co-occurring disorders

Chapter 9:      Youth Counseling and Juvenile Offenders

Chapter 10:    Anger Management and Domestic Abuse Counseling/Facilitating

Chapter 11:    Female Offenders and Correctional Counseling

Chapter 12:    Sex Offenders

Chapter 13:    HIV/AIDS, Dying/Grief & Mourning, Older Offenders, & Suicide Issues

Chapter 14:    Evaluation, Effectiveness, Relapse, & Offender Recidivism

Features & benefits

For courses in Correctional Counseling, Correctional Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Corrections.

 

Written by practitioners in the field, Correctional Counseling offers a strong practitioner orientation, enabling students to become proficient in providing basic correctional counseling services to the offender population. The desire to provide a teaching-and-learning aid that will create practitioners in the field who are competent in offender treatment is the overarching goal of this text. Students are provided basic information on underlying theoretical perspectives among a variety of counseling approaches, and the text addresses the details of the counseling and treatment process itself, explaining exactly how correctional counseling is done in the field.

 

Hallmark Features:

 

Pedagogical features frame the concepts covered in the chapter and help make learning easier for students:

  • Chapter Objectives make the purpose and emphasis of the chapter clear to the student and instructor.
  • Section Summaries within each of the chapters provide an organized, structured presentation of the information and remind students of the main points to the content that they have previously read.
  • Learning Checks within the section summaries support the information presented throughout the section and reinforce chapter learning objectives.
  • Chapter Conclusions followed by Essay Questions foster students to further think about key topics in the chapter. 

Case Vignettes provide examples of how counseling techniques might be utilized:

  • The use of these vignettes creates both a strong counseling orientation as well as a criminal justice orientation to this text.
  • The use of teaching-and-learning aids that are familiar to most persons involved in the counseling field ensures that this text meets the needs and expectations of persons who seriously intend to work in the field of offender treatment.    

A treatment planning exercise is included at the end of most chapters:

  • These application-oriented exercises encourage students to apply the techniques that they have learned in each successive chapter of the text.
  • In many cases, students are required to use specific techniques that they have learned in chapters that cover counseling techniques and/or approaches.  

Offers a strong emphasis on assessment, classification, and evaluation:

  • Addresses a very important aspect of the correctional counseling process, helping students understand how to implement classification processes and assessments for treatment and security purposes typically required or strongly encouraged by most agencies.