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Treatment of Offenders with Mental Disorders
Edited by Robert M. Wettstein, MD
Guilford Press / Softcover / Jan 2000
9781572305526 (ISBN-10: 1572305525)
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438 pages
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This volume presents current treatment approaches for offenders with mental disorders in a variety of settings. After reviewing administrative and legal issues in the provision of care, the volume addresses therapeutic work with inpatients, outpatients, and incarcerated persons. Separate chapters cover special issues in treatment of sexual offenders, offenders with mental retardation, and juvenile offenders. Throughout, the approaches featured are interdisciplinary and eclectic, incorporating biological and psychological perspectives.

Table of Contents
1. Administration of Treatment Programs for Offenders with Mental Disorders, Dvoskin and Patterson
2. Legal Aspects of the Treatment of Offenders with Mental Disorders, Hafemeister
3. Inpatient Treatment of Offenders with Mental Disorders, Maier and Fulton
4. Community-Based Forensic Treatment, Heilbrun and Griffin
5. Treatment in Jails and Prisons, Metzner, Cohen, Grossman, and Wettstein
6. Treatment of the Sexual Offender, Barbaree and Marshall
7. Treatment of Offenders with Mental Retardation, Gardner, Graeber, and Machkovitz
8. Treatment of the Juvenile Offender, Gordon, Arbuthnot, and Jurkovic

"This book is very useful in that it combines the clinical, legal and administrative issues involved in the treatment of offenders. The chapters are written by people with extensive experience in their special areas of expertise....Chapters have extensive bibliographies and can serve as a source for further research."
-Psychiatric Times

"There is a great need in the mental health field for a compilation of state-of-the-art, practical principles and techniques for treating mentally ill offenders. It is a complex subject that differs significantly from what nonforensic mental health professionals do in their daily work. This book, in my opinion, fills this need for both forensic and nonforensic mental health professionals."
-Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

"[This] text provides a noteworthy menu of treatment options....It is required reading for anyone who wants to know what has been accomplished in the treatment of this unique population."

"Serves as a strong introduction for any reader working in or interested in the field....The authors provide a thorough review of the development of treatment services for mentally ill offenders, and they also define the dual mandates of treating the individual and protecting society."
-Psychiatric Services

"There are more incarcerated individuals than ever in this country, and most states have well- developed treatment programs....This book will be very helpful to both the administrative and clinical staff who work in these programs, as well as attorneys and others who have an interest in offenders with mental disorders."
-Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

"A serious, comprehensive, detailed collection....Some of these essays may very well become classics and will surely be useful for graduate-level courses; they are imperative reading for professionals who work with mentally disordered offenders."

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