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Correctional Mental Health Handbook

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ISBN-10: 0761927530

ISBN-13: 9780761927532

Edition: 2002

Authors: Tom J. Fagan, Robert K. Ax

List price: $195.00
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This book is the first of its kind in a growing field that is sorely in need of such a reference work. Written by and for professionals, it is a comprehensive review of all aspects of mental health care in prison settings.
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List price: $195.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/2/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

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 served as a consultant to numerous federal, state, and…    

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 Prisons' first APA-accredited internship program at…    

Mental Health in Corrections: A Model for Service Delivery
The Mentally Disordered in Prisons and Jails: A Historical Perspective
Metal Illness in Prisons and Jails: Current Status
Mental Health Services in Prisons and Jails: A Conceptual Model
Correctional Mental Health Professionals
The Correctional Mental Health Professions
General Professional Considerations
Social Workers
Other Mental Health Professionals
Treatment Teams
Mental Health Professionals - Common Correctional Challenges
The Challenge of Limited Knowledge
The Challenge of Limited Resources
The Challenge of Patience in an Action-Oriented Environment
The Challenge of the Joint Mission
Self-Care for Mental Health Professionals
Correctional Mental Health Ethics Revisited
The Correctional Context
Treatment vs. Security: A False Dichotomy
Who is the Client?
Who is the Provider?
Ethical Issues
Privacy and Confidentiality
Dual or Multiple Relationships
Clarification of Role
Boundaries of Competence and Maintaining Expertise
Summary and Conclusion
Basic Mental Health Services: Services and Issues
Typical Mental Health Problems Exhibited By Offenders
Basic Mental Health Services
Acute Crisis Intervention
Therapeutic Services
Special Mental Health Evaluations
Mental Health Records
Liability Issues and Basic Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in Prisons and Jails
Current Issues Related to Drug Offenders in Prisons and Jails
Policy Trends Affecting the Incarceration of Substance-Involved Offenders
The Need for Correctional Treatment
History and Scope of Correctional Treatment Services
Standards for Substance Abuse Treatment Services in Prisons and Jails
Legal Standards
Professional Standards
Correctional Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Florida Department of Corrections
Oregon Department of Corrections
Correctional Treatment Outcome Research
Treatment Approaches for Special Populations
Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
Treatment of Female Inmates
Future Directions and Trends in Correctional Substance Abuse Treatment
Linking Correctional and Community Treatment
Expanding Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration
New Directions in Correctional Treatment Research
Managing and Treating Mentally Disordered Offenders in Jails and Prisons
Current Issues, Problems, and Trends
Mental Illness: Movement from Hospitals to Prisons and Jails
Obstacles to Effective Treatment in Prisons and Jails
Serious Mental Health Disorders Found In Prisons and Jails: Management and Treatment Issues
Psychotic Disorders
Mood Disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder
Antisocial Personality Disorder and Psychopathy
Substance Abuse Disorders
Best Practices
Mental Health Treatment Units
Mobile Assessment Teams
Suicide Prevention and Interventions
Future Trends in the Treatment of the Mentally Ill in Corrections
Management and Treatment of Female Offenders
Female Offenders: A Brief Historical Overview
Characteristics of Female Offenders
Demographic Data
Responses to Incarceration
Special Management, Treatment and Program Considerations
Utilization of Health and Mental Health Services
Obstetric and Gynecological Needs
Dietary and Nutritional Needs
Sleep Disturbance
Pain and Pain Management
Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Treatment Needs
Trauma and Abuse
Family Relationship and Parenting Issues
Mental Health Services
Treating and Managing Sexual Offenders and Predators
Legislative Trends
Sexually Violent Predator Laws
Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws
Internet Child Pornography
Sexual Offenders in Prisons and Jails: Clinical Description
Child Molesters
Offender Typologies: A Cautionary Note
Other Sexual Acts
Sexual Offenders in Prisons and Jails: Management Considerations
Sexual Assault in Prison
Sexual Offender Treatment Programs
Sex Offender Treatment Outcome Studies
Best Practices
Future Directions
Identifying Juvenile Offenders with Mental Health Disorders
Identification of Juveniles with Mental Health Disorders
Self-Report Information
Family History
Screening and Assessment Instruments
Improving the Accuracy of Self-Reported Information
Collateral Sources of Information
Behavior or Symptom Checklists
Common Mental Disorders Found Among Juvenile Offenders
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Conduct Disorder
Major Depression
Dysthymic Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Suicidal Behavior
Mental Retardation
Learning Disorders
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Psychotic Disorders
Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Cultural Issues
Other Special Offender Populations
Military Offenders
Foreign-Born Offenders
Elderly Offenders
Terminally Ill Offenders
HIV Infected/AIDS Offenders
Offenders with Mental Retardation
Staff Services and Programs
Employee Assistance Programs: Intervention Models
Stress and Employee Mental Health in the Correctional Environment
In-House Model
Mixed Model
The Independent Model
Other EAP Considerations
Workplace Violence: From the Individual to the Institution
Actual Examples of Correctional Workplace Violence
Responses to Workplace Violence Examples
Other Examples of Workplace Violence
Interventions for Workplace Violence: Defusing and Debriefing
Debriefing: What to do when the workplace goes wrong
The Debriefing Process
Debriefing Procedures and States
The Defusing Process
Staff Training: Multiple Roles for Mental Health Professionals
Correctional Trends and their Training Implications
Rapid Growth in the Correctional Population
Diversity in Both Offenders and the Workforce
Changing Technology
Training Roles for Mental Health Professionals
Trainer and Audience Issues
Developing Mental Health Paraprofessionals
Training in Particular Skill Areas
Trauma Inoculation/Individual Factors in Coping with Stress
Training the Next Generation of Correctional Mental Health Professionals
Mental Health Professionals as Institutional Consultants and Problem-Solvers
Assessing Institutional Climate
Consultation Within The Institution
Case Management/Unit Teams
Detail/work supervisors
Disciplinary Proceedings
Conflict Resolution
Staff Screening and Selection
Program Development and Evaluation
Crisis: Prevention and Response
Post-Incident Response
Mental Health Professionals as Correctional Administrators
Research-based Practice in Corrections: A Selective Review
Research Frameworks
The Person-centered Perspective: Offender Characteristics
The Situation-centered Perspective: Policies and Programs
The Interactionist Perspective: Tailored, Selected Interventions
Research in Offender Assessment and Classification
Risk Assessment
Assessment for Treatment
Treatment Outcomes Research
Meta-analysis and Correctional Outcomes
The Role of Theory
Other Evidence of Effective Programs
Research on Special Populations and Issues
Psychopathic Traits as a Special Risk/Needs Factor
Malingering: Detection and Response
Ethical Issues in Correctional Research
Constraints, Recommendations, and Future Issues to Consider
Extending Professional Capacity
Mental Health Professionals as Managers
Commitment to Correctional Research
Implementing Best Practices and Maintaining Therapeutic Integrity
Research with Female Offenders
Research in Jail Settings
A Viable Future for Correctional Mental Health Care
Framing the Future
Public Health
Citizens as Consumers
Globalization: American Correctional Mental Health in a Connected World
Building a Viable Future: Changes in Health Care Delivery
Psychotropic medication
Programming, Assessment and Provider Issues
Staff Issues
Role Transformations: Toward a biopsychosocial scope of practice and self-concept
About the Authors