Therapeutic Community in a correctional setting

Paper on the topic of Therapeutic Community in a correctional setting.


The paper should include the following:
1)A biopsychosocial description of the problem or population including recent research findings.
2)A discussion of the social impact of the problem or population (why is this an important problem or why is this population important?)
3)A review of treatment methods with special attention paid to empirical evaluations of treatment outcomes, individualization of the treatment process, ethical issues relevant to the problem or population, and special family issues, including issues of relapse, addiction prevention, and program planning of the problem or population you are discussing.

Criteria for evaluation of papers will include clarity, organization, synthesis of material, and overall mastery of content. A good organization will enhance your grade (hint – subheadings will help you organize material). The introduction section should clearly outline what will be covered in the paper. Summarize your thoughts in the concluding paragraph. The paper must be typed and properly formatted using APA style; the use of proper APA style will be a component of your grade. The paper should be 8-12 pages long. At least 4 primary peer-reviewed sources must be used.


Possible sources…

•Obstbaum, Y., & Tyni, S. (2015). Who receives substance abuse treatment in the ‘real world’ of the prison? A register-based study of Finnish inmates. Journal Of Scandinavian Studies In Criminology & Crime Prevention, 16(1), 76-96. doi:10.1080/14043858.2014.1003709


•Proctor, S. L. (2012). Substance Use Disorder Prevalence among Female State Prison Inmates. American Journal Of Drug & Alcohol Abuse, 38(4), 278-285.


•Johnson, K. W., Young, L., Shamblen, S., Suresh, G., Browne, T., & Chookhare, K. W. (2012). Evaluation of the Therapeutic Community Treatment Model in Thailand: Policy Implications for Compulsory and Prison-Based Treatment. Substance Use & Misuse, 47(8/9), 889-909.


•Lanza, P. V., García, P. F., Lamelas, F. R., & González-Menéndez, A. (2014). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Versus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorder With Incarcerated Women. Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 70(7), 644-657.


•Olson, D. E., Rozhon, J., & Powers, M. (2009). Enhancing prisoner reentry through access to prison-based and post-incarceration aftercare treatment: experiences from the Illinois Sheridan Correctional Center therapeutic community. Journal Of Experimental Criminology, 5(3), 299-321. doi:10.1007/s11292-009-9080-x


•Prendergast, M., Farabee, D., & Cartier, J. (2001). The Impact of In-Prison Therapeutic Community Programs on Prison Management. Journal Of Offender Rehabilitation, 32(3), 63.


•Olson, D. D., & Lurigio, A. J. (2014). The Long-Term Effects of Prison-Based Drug Treatment and Aftercare Services on Recidivism. Journal Of Offender Rehabilitation, 53(8), 600-619.


•Shively, R., Simpson, M., & Nunes, P. (2016). The Importance of Therapeutic Relationships in Correctional Programs. Corrections Today, 78(1), 46.


•de Leon, G., Melnick, G., Thomas, G., Kressel, D., & Wexler, H. K. (2000). Motivation for treatment in a prison-based therapeutic community. American Journal Of Drug & Alcohol Abuse, 26(1), 33.


•Burdon, W. M., Farabee, D., Prendergast, M. L., Messina, N. P., & Cartier, J. (2002). Prison-Based Therapeutic Community Substance Abuse Programs–Implementation and Operational Issues. Federal Probation, 66(3), 3.


•Prison-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Groups. Substance Use & Misuse, 51(7), 902-911. Kelly, C. E., & Welsh, W. N. (2016). Examining Treatment Climate Across




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