The jail and prison population is at an all-time high, and those inmates with a mental disorder constitute a rapidly growing proportion of persons involved with the criminal justice system. The challenge of assessing and treating these individuals has never been greater. Fortunately, Handbook of Correctional Mental Health is now available in a new, expanded and updated second edition that provides practical, up-to-date guidelines for mental health care providers who work in a correctional setting. In 20 state-of-the-art chapters, nationally recognized providers and correctional mental health experts address the most pressing issues facing clinicians on the frontlines psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other professionals who serve the inmate population. This new edition includes eight new chapters that include clinically focused guidelines on the assessment and treatment of inmates with substance use disorders, geriatric offenders, juvenile offenders, inmates with self-injurious behaviors, offenders who have experienced various traumas during their lives, and inmates housed on maximum security units and death row. Targeted to multiple disciplines, not just psychiatry, and reflecting current research and opinion, Handbook of Correctional Mental Health is an indispensable resource that assists the reader in understanding and providing the standard of care in a correctional setting.

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PublisherAmerican Psychiatric Publishing
BindingPaper Back
Publish YearJanuary 2010