Substance Abuse Treatment and the Adult Offender on Probation or Parole
II Screening & Establishing a Working Relationship
A) Guidelines for working with offenders
B) Obtaining and evaluating records
C) Client interview
D) Screening instruments
A) Special considerations
B) The assessment process with adult offenders
C) Treatment choices and considerations
D) Completing the assessment
IV Treatment Planning
A) Choosing primary treatment
B) Additions to the treatment plan
V Treatment Participation
A) Promising community based treatment approaches with criminal offenders
B) Forced treatment and the criminal justice client
C) Cultural Considerations
VI Aftercare and Relapse Prevention
A) Aftercare as an after-thought
B) Making the most of aftercare
VIII Female Offenders
A) Offender statistics by gender
B) Implications for treatment providers
C) Adapting programs for female offenders
Goal: Participants will learn how to more effectively provide substance abuse treatment to adult offenders on probation and parole.
1) Participants will learn how to appropriately screen and assess offenders in a community based setting
2) Participants will learn about treatment approaches and considerations appropriate for offenders in a community based setting.
3) Participants will learn how to help offenders successfully make the transition from intensive treatment to aftercare.
Methods: Home study course, 40 post-test questions.
About the Authors
Linda Martin, LSW, LICDC began her career as a counselor for adolescents in a psychiatric hospital. She then served with the Hamilton County, Ohio Probation Department for 27 years, where she managed a caseload of, and then supervised a unit for special needs felons. This unit included felons who were mentally ill, sex offenders, or found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Linda has also worked as a trainer and liaison who facilitates cooperation between criminal justice, substance abuse, and mental health professionals. Since retirement, she has continued to work part-time in various capacities as a substance abuse therapist. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
Bruce Ripley, MA, CADC worked with adolescent and adult offenders for 6 years as a counselor and supervisor. He has also trained counselors to work in community based settings for adult substance abusing offenders and has developed evaluation criteria for determining the effectiveness of treatment programs for criminal justice clients.
Bruce is currently the development director for a substance abuse treatment agency and a freelance writer. His portfolio includes three successful award nominations and book reviews published in Counselor: The Magazine for Addiction Professionals. He lives in Loveland, Ohio.
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