The Practice of Correctional Psychology

  • Marguerite Ternes
  • Philip R. Magaletta
  • Marc W. Patry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Philip R. Magaletta
    Pages 1-7
  3. Tonia L. Nicholls, Amanda Butler, Lindsey Kendrick-Koch, Johann Brink, Roland Jones, Alexander I. F. Simpson
    Pages 9-37
  4. Marguerite Ternes, Stephanie Goodwin, Kathleen Hyland
    Pages 39-69
  5. Douglas P. Boer, Jack M. McKnight, Ashleigh M. Kinlyside, Joyce P. S. Chan
    Pages 71-101
  6. Kelly Taylor, Donna McDonagh, Kelley Blanchette
    Pages 103-126
  7. Robert D. Hoge
    Pages 127-142
  8. Mark E. Olver, Keira C. Stockdale
    Pages 143-172
  9. Jennifer Vitale
    Pages 173-196
  10. Sarah Moss, Maria Simmons, Sydney Trendell, Skye Stephens
    Pages 197-218
  11. Matthew R. Labrecque, Marc W. Patry
    Pages 235-257
  12. Eric G. Lambert, Nancy L. Hogan
    Pages 259-281
  13. Ashley B. Batastini, Joshua B. Hill, Alexandra Repke, Laura M. Gulledge, Zoe K. Livengood
    Pages 283-303
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 305-308

About this book


This highly accessible volume tours the competencies and challenges relating to contemporary mental health service delivery in correctional settings. Balancing the general and specific knowledge needed for conducting effective therapy in jails and prisons, leading experts present eclectic theoretical models, current statistics, diagnostic information, and frontline wisdom. Evidence-based practices are detailed for mental health assessment, treatment, and management of inmates, including specialized populations (women, youth) and offenders with specific pathologies (sexual offenders, psychopaths). And readers are reminded that correctional psychology is in an evolutionary state, adapting to the diverse needs of populations and practitioners in the context of reducing further offending.


Included in the coverage:

·         Assessing and treating offenders with mental illness.    

·         Substance use disorders in correctional populations.

·         Assessing and treating offenders with intellectual disabilities.

·         Assessing and treating those who have committed sexual offenses.

·         Self-harm/suicidality in corrections.

·         Correctional staff: The issue of job stress.


The Practice of Correctional Psychology will be of major interest to psychologists, social workers, and master’s level clinicians and students who work in correctional institutions and settings with offenders on parole or probation, as well as other professionals within the correctional system who work directly with offenders, such as probation officers, parole officers, program officers, and corrections officers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marguerite Ternes
    • 1
  • Philip R. Magaletta
    • 2
  • Marc W. Patry
    • 3
  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentSaint Mary’s UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.George Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.Psychology DepartmentSaint Mary’s UniversityHalifaxCanada

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