Book: Core Correctional Skills

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This manual explores
… the most important competencies in offender rehabilitation: relationship skills, pro-social modelling, problem solving, motivational interviewing and cognitive restructuring. Each skill is described from both a theoretical and a practical perspective and is developed through different exercises, reflection points, practice tips, scales and questionnaires. Readers are also advised on further reading or video resources.

It is an invaluable guide for

  • probation officers and all prison staff involved in offender rehabilitation, either as an introduction into rehabilitation work or as a support for continuous training;
  • students and teachers aiming to develop knowledge and skills in engagement and rehabilitation;
  • researchers designing studies on skills or occupational cultures;
  • volunteers and mentors aiming to develop professional skills for working with offenders.

Prof. Dr. Ioan DURNESCU

Ioan Durnescu is also co-editor of the European Journal of Probation, a journal published by the University of Bucharest in partnership with SAGE Publishing.

He is also member in a number of prestigious organizations: he is an honorary member of the Confederation of European Probation (CEP) and also the vice-president of the Collegium of Social Workers of Romania.