Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation by Patricia Van Voorhis, Michael C. Braswell, David Lester

By Patricia Van Voorhis, Michael C. Braswell, David Lester

This article offers foundations of correctional intervention, together with overviews of the main structures of healing intervention, analysis of psychological disorder, and correctional review and category. Its particular descriptions and cross-approach comparisons will help pros higher verify which of a number of thoughts should be in particular invaluable of their specific setting.Includes key strategies and phrases in addition to dialogue questions.

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Handling Excessive Paperwork. The written record is the single most important item in the criminal justice system. No matter how insignificant or important the event, everything that is done for, by, or to an offender either originates or culminates in some type of correctional report or record (Schrink, 1976). The exact nature and function of the reports and records and the kind of person responsible for developing and maintaining them vary somewhat depending on the stage of the criminal justice system involved.

3. Focus on offender’s contribution to problem/conflict. 4. Focus on current/relevant issues. 5. Solicit other group members’ reactions to offender’s resistance. Reframing: Encourage offender to adopt a different perspective re: the source of his/her resistance. 1. 2. 3. 4. Reversal of Responsibility: Reflect offender’s resistance back to him/her in a manner that assigns personal responsibility and demands accountability. 1. Paraphrase resistance with attention to its underlying (criminal) meaning.

Likewise, one of the most successful ways to cope with offender deception and manipulation is to reflect on the lessons to be learned from such victimization, laugh at oneself, and move on (Elliott & Verdeyen, 2002). 5 Ten Commandments for Prison Staff (Elliott & Verdeyen, 2002) 1. Go home safe and sound at the end of the day. 2. Establish realistic expectations (for self, offenders, and other staff). 3. Set firm and consistent limits. 4. Avoid power struggles. 5. Manage interpersonal boundaries.

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