BCJ 582 Correctional Counseling

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BCJ 582 Correctional Counseling

3 Semester Units

Correctional Counseling offers a strong practitioner orientation, enabling students to become proficient in providing basic correctional counseling services to the offender population. This course provides basic information on underlying theoretical perspectives among a variety of counseling approaches and addresses the details of the counseling and treatment process itself, explaining exactly how correctional counseling is done in the field.

Course Objectives

  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Compare and contrast the various means of training and supervision associated with correctional counseling.
  • Examine the stages of supervision and treatment planning process.
  • Analyze the basic rights of offenders who may be engaged in the correctional counseling process.
  • Examine the topics that should be covered when delivering culturally competent interventions to offenders.


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