Correctional Psychology
Practice, Programming and Administration
Editor: Barbara K. Schwartz, Ph.D.

“Useful, readable, and thought-provoking overview of the field … a valuable resource…”
—Margery Gans, Ed.D., from a review in Psychological Services

This ‘one-stop’ reference addresses the full range of issues faced by correctional psychologists and other mental health service providers who offer programs and services within correctional institutions—from critical program development and management issues to specific treatment options for special populations.

  • How to set up and administer an effective mental health program in a correctional facility
  • How to operate safely and effectively and accomplish meaningful change in a harsh environment where both inmates and staff may resist the therapist’s work
  • How to select and implement the best treatment therapies for adults and juveniles, male and female offenders, and special populations such as inmates with mental disorders, developmental disabilities, and serious personality problems

An authoritative team of contributors provides practical guidance and answers to the problems behavioral health providers face in this unique practice environment:

  • How much treatment must correctional administrators provide for offenders with mental disorders?
  • How can the different missions of corrections, security and rehabilitation programming be reconciled?
  • How is correctional psychology different from forensic psychology?
  • What is the proper mission of a mental health unit in a correctional institution?
  • Why is it important to match the personality of a mental health professional with a given institution?
  • What programs are proving successful in rehabilitating offenders?
  • What is the state-of-the-art treatment for sex offenders?
  • How can one help angry, aggressive inmates control their behavior?
  • What programs can you offer beyond classes and self-help groups to address the problems of substance abusing offenders in prisons?
  • Can psychopaths be treated and, if so, how?
  • What can be done to help developmentally disabled offenders?
  • What are the differences in treatment needs between female and male offenders?
  • How can you minimize burn-out and prevent high turnover among mental health staff working in prisons?

Related Publications:
Correctional Mental Health Report

Correctional Psychiatry
The Sex Offender




Table of Contents (PDF)
Format: Hardcover Book
© 2003 514 pp.
ISBN: 1-887554-36-X
Price: US $135.95
Product Code: CPSY



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