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Correctional Mental Health

Correctional Mental Health
From Theory to Best Practice

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November 2010 | 432 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This contributed book provides a broad-based, practical guide to treating criminal offenders in a correctional mental health practice. By virtue of a wide selection of readings, this book will offer a solid grounding in theory, current research and professional literature, and highlights aspects of clinical experience as presented by current practitioners.
Thomas Fagan, Dyona Augustin
1. Criminal Justice and Mental Health Systems: The New Continuum of Care System
Robert Powitzky
2. Comparison of Correctional and Community Mental Health Service Delivery Models
Peter M. Carlson
3. Managing the Mentally Ill from a Correctional Administrator's Perspective
Daryl G. Kroner, Jeremy F. Mills, Andrew Gray and Kelly O. N. Talbert
4. Clinical Assessment in Correctional Settings
Donald A. Sawyer, Catherine Moffitt
5. Correctional Treatment
Corinne N. Ortega
6. Issues in Multicultural Correctional Assessment and Treatment
Gollapudi S. Shankar
7. Clinical Psychopharmacology in Correctional Settings
Dean Aufderheide and John D. Baxter
8. Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Correctional Practice
Rebecca L. Bauer, Robert D. Morgan and Jon T. Mandracchia
9. Offenders with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
Ann Booker Loper and Lacey Levitt
10. Mental Health Needs of Female Offenders
David J. Stephens
11. Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders among Criminal Offenders
Shelia M. Brandt and Michael Thompson
12. Assessment and Treatment of Incarcerated Sex Offenders
Debra DePrato and Stephen W. Phillippi
13. Juvenile Offenders
Steven J. Helfand
14. Managing Disruptive Offenders: A Behavioral Perspective
Alix M. McLearen and Phillip R. Magaletta
15. Understanding the Broad Corrections Environment: Responding to the Needs of Diverse Inmates
Robert K. Ax
16. Correctional Mental Health: A Best Practices Future

An interesting text that provides a trans-altantic perspective on the treatment and supervision of mental health issues within the secure estate. Readers are introduced to the clinical and actuarial aspects of managing risk through assessment protocols and supervision. A good source of reference that has potential to generate comparative debates in UK practice.

Dr Paul Taylor
Social Studies and Counselling, Chester University
April 11, 2011

Thomas J. Fagan

Thomas J. Fagan, Ph.D., is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Division of Social and Behavioral Science at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For 23 years he was a psychology practitioner and administrator with the Federal Bureau of Prisons where he was an active participant in developing correctional mental health programs, creating mental health policies and procedures, and training professional, paraprofessional, and correctional staff. Dr. Fagan was also the Bureau’s Chief hostage negotiator and coordinator of its crisis negotiation training program. Over the years, he has... More About Author

Robert K. Ax

Robert K. Ax, Ph.D., received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and practiced in state and federal corrections for more than 20 years. He is a licensed clinical psychologist (Virginia), a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), a member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), and a former President of the APA Division of Psychologists in Public Service (18). He has twice been the recipient of Division 18’s Distinguished Service Award, and in 2009 received its highest honor, the Harold Hildreth Award. He was the training director of the Federal Bureau of... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412972567