PsychiatryOnline Book of the Month: March
Handbook of Correctional Mental Health, Second Edition
Edited by Charles L. Scott, M.D.
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. The 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.
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You’ll have access to Handbook of Correctional Mental Health, Second Edition as a PDF download for the month of March.