- Provides a clear and comprehensive picture of current approaches for treating and rehabilitating correctional clients
- Fits major paradigms of psychotherapy to the unique needs of offenders
- Describes tools and skill sets essential for the correctional counselor
- Includes key concepts and terms and discussion questions in every chapter
Features a new chapter on treating women offenders based on the authors' considerable expertise in that area
Patricia Van Voorhis, Ph.D., is Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. Van Voorhis has published extensively, including two books and many articles in the leading criminology and criminal justice journals. She has provided expertise to federal, state, and local agencies on topics pertaining to correctional effectiveness, program implementation, evaluation techniques, women offenders, risk assessment, and correctional classification. She has directed numerous federal- and state-funded research projects on inmate classification, gender-responsive assessment, program implementation, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and correctional effectiveness, and recently concluded a federally funded, multi-site study of the risk factors for female recidivism. Van Voorhis is the 2011 recipient of the prestigious American Society of Criminology's August Vollmer Award, which recognizes a criminologist whose research scholarship has contributed to justice or to the treatment or prevention of criminal or delinquent behavior.
Emily J. Salisbury, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. She earned an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from Castleton State College (Vermont) and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. Emily's research specializations include correctional rehabilitation, risk/needs assessment, and women's offending pathways. Her recent research focuses on identifying juvenile victims of sex trafficking in detention in an effort to triage them to advocacy and victim resources.