Informing Therapeutic Treatment and Practice: A Study of Recovery Histories of Non-recidivists

Therapeutic practices in prisons are almost non existant as the inmate population tends to mistrust counselors in the psychological field.  The system of penology, too, is not an environment that tends to be conducive for learning good decisions as inmates are not permitted to make many.  By the time pre-release is scheduled, therefore, many inmates re-offend (recidivate) and cannot seem to break the cycle of returning to prison.  Parolees, after having lived at least three years on the outside of prison contribute their own lived experiences and provide an overwhelming amount of data sets regarding ways that ex-prisoners can make a successful transition from incarceration to freedom.  

 

Abstract: 

This study examines non recidivists, persons out of custody for three or more years, and their recovery histories, to uncover theoretic approaches to inform current therapeutic treatment practices to improve the situation. Further, there is a brief overview of the following: the history of penology; criminalization and deinstitutionalization; attachment theory; Adler’s social interest; Piaget’s sensorimotor stages and cognitive theories (including language and thought) as it relates to current correctional systems; and therapeutic treatment effectiveness. In addition, the study explores various models that are commonly used in therapeutic communities (TC’s), such as behaviorism. Moreover, additional approaches, including CBT’s (cognitive based therapy) and the diathesis-stress model that support Kegan’s qualitative differences in the cognitive development of inmates. 

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Authors: 
Jenkins, Sandra S.
Year of Publication: 
2009
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database.
Pages: 
1346
Publisher: 
ProQuest Database
Date Published: 
Monday, March 9, 2009
Place Published: 
Capella University
Publication Language: 
English
ISSN Number: 
UMI 33447342

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