Handbook of Correctional Mental Health

Handbook of Correctional Mental Health

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Clinicians who work on the frontlines of correctional mental health know that the challenges are only increasing. Not only is the proportion of inmates with mental disorders growing at a rate that exceeds that of the correctional population as a whole, but this group is expanding at both ends of the aging continuum, so that increasing numbers of both geriatric and juvenile offenders require assessment and treatment. Changing patient demographics and evolving treatment modalities make it essential that psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other professionals who serve the prison population have access to the most practical, up-to-date, and comprehensive resource. Handbook of Correctional Mental Health, now in an expanded, second edition, is that resource.This book addresses key concepts to ensure that the reader meets the current standard of care for inmates through all phases of the criminal justice system. In 20 state-of-the-art chapters, nationally recognized providers and correctional mental health experts address the most pressing issues facing clinicians. Unique to this edition, the Handbook:  Summarizes the literature regarding unique populations observed in a correctional environment, thereby assisting the provider in tailoring treatment to various target populations. Provides a clear overview of both malpractice law and the concept of "deliberate indifference" that aids the reader in understanding the legal requirements for providing care and minimizing risks of lawsuits. Educates clinicians on how to differentiate feigned versus legitimate mental health symptoms, and how to understand and interpret inmate motivations for psychiatric malingering. Discusses important administrative aspects regarding documentation issues, quality assurance, and practicing under a consent decree. Provides useful tables throughout the text with key summary points emphasized. Includes five new, clinically focused chapters 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. Other titles in the field are either out-of-date or limited in scope. By contrast, this new edition of Handbook of Correctional Mental Health includes everything mental health professionals need to provide the highest standard of care to this growing -- and complex -- patient population.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 646 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 40.64mm | 612.35g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 7 Line drawings, unspecified; 92 Tables, unspecified
  • 158562389x
  • 9781585623891
  • 1,377,138

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"With the dearth of literature on this patient population, this update is much needed and well done. This edition is another step forward in the understanding of inmates and their psychiatric treatment."-- "Steven T. Herron, M.D., Doody Enterprises", "2010"show more

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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.show more

About Charles L. Scott

Charles L. Scott, M.D., is Chief of the Division of Psychiatry and the Law, Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.show more

Table of contents

ContributorsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart I: Overview of Correctional Settings and Provision of CareCHAPTER 1. Overview of the Criminal Justice SystemCHAPTER 2. The Criminal Justice System and Offenders Placed in an Outpatient SettingCHAPTER 3. Legal Issues Regarding the Provision of Care in a Correctional SettingPart II: Clinical Evaluation and CareCHAPTER 4. The Mental Health Professional in a Correctional CultureCHAPTER 5. Conducting Mental Health Assessments in Correctional SettingsCHAPTER 6. Continuous Quality Improvement and DocumentationCHAPTER 7. Evaluating and Treating Substance Use DisordersCHAPTER 8. Managing the Disruptive or Aggressive InmateCHAPTER 9. Toward a Better Understanding of Suicide Prevention in Correctional FacilitiesCHAPTER 10. Assessment of Malingering in Correctional SettingsCHAPTER 11. Trauma and Incarcerated PersonsCHAPTER 12. Pharmacotherapy in Correctional SettingsCHAPTER 13. Creating Wellness Through Collaborative Mental Health InterventionsCHAPTER 14. Monitoring a Correctional Mental Health SystemCHAPTER 15. Clinically Oriented Reentry PlanningPart III: Special Inmate PopulationsCHAPTER 16. Supermax Units and Death RowCHAPTER 17. Female Offenders in Correctional SettingsCHAPTER 18. Individuals With Developmental Disabilities in Correctional Settings CHAPTER 19. Juvenile OffendersCHAPTER 20. Geriatric OffendersIndexshow more

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