CBT with Justice-Involved Clients: Interventions for Antisocial and Self-Destructive Behaviors

CBT with Justice-Involved Clients: Interventions for Antisocial and Self-Destructive Behaviors

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Grounded in science and clinical experience, this treatment planner provides essential tools for conducting cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with justice-involved clients in a wide range of settings. Guidelines are presented for assessment, case formulation, and intervention to alter criminogenic thinking and destructive lifestyle patterns. With a focus on reducing recidivism, the book demonstrates ways to enhance clients' motivation for change and elicit prosocial values and life priorities. Practitioner-friendly features include case examples, recommended assessment instruments, over 35 sample scripts, and 27 reproducible forms and worksheets; the large-size format facilitates photocopying. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Winner--Significant Contribution Award, Criminal Justice Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462534937
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 04/23/2018
Series: Treatment Plans and Interventions for Evidence-Based Psychotherapy
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 307
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Raymond Chip Tafrate, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Central Connecticut State University. He co-chairs the Forensic Issues and Externalizing Behaviors special interest group for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, is a Fellow and Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Dr. Tafrate frequently consults with criminal justice agencies regarding difficult-to-change problems such as anger dysregulation and criminal behavior. He has presented his research throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and books.
Damon Mitchell, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Central Connecticut State University. As a criminal justice consultant, Dr. Mitchell has developed and delivered training workshops related to forensic assessment and treatment and has conducted evaluations of criminal justice programs. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters as well as a coedited book.
David J. Simourd, PhD, CPsych, is in private practice in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and has been involved in forensic psychological assessment and treatment since 1992. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Simourd has published articles, delivered training workshops, and served as a consultant on offender assessment and treatment to a variety of correctional organizations throughout North America, Asia, and the Caribbean. He is on the editorial board of Criminal Justice and Behavior and is a member of the Ontario Review Board, the civil commitment board for mentally disordered offenders in Ontario.

Table of Contents

I. Forensic Basics
1. The Forensic Treatment Landscape 
2. An Integrated Forensic Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach
II. Engagement
3. Successfully Engaging Justice-Involved Clients 
4. Clarifying Values and Life Priorities 
III. Assessment, Case Formulation, and Focus
5. Assessing Criminal Risk Domains
6. Case Formulation 
7. Establishing Collaborative Goals and Focusing Conversations
IV. Detailed Treatment Plans for Criminogenic Thinking and Antisocial Orientation
8. Connecting Criminogenic Thinking to Decision Making in Criminal Risk Domains
9. Monitoring and Restructuring Criminogenic Thinking
V. Detailed Treatment Plans for Harmful Lifestyle Patterns
10. Developing New Routines: Leisure Activities and Employment/Education
11. Restructuring Relationships: Friends and Family
12. Managing Destructive Habits: Substance Use and Anger Reactions
VI. Practice Management
13. Documentation and Report Writing
Appendix A. Standardized Test Recommendations
Appendix B. Resources for Practitioners


Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, counselors, psychiatric nurses, case managers, and other professionals working with justice-involved clients in day reporting centers, halfway and transitional housing programs, drug courts, probation/parole systems, prisons, and outpatient mental health settings. May serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.

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