Drug Court is the most exciting and fastest growing part of the many efforts of the criminal justice system and the treatment community to treat substance abuse. A whole new approach to how the courts approach individuals convicted of substance abuse offenses, Drug Courts work with clients—supporting them with regular and positive interventions in addition […]
A blog for therapists, counselors, psychologists and social workers. Specializing in treating court-referred clients.
Success with court-referred clients Facilitating groups for court-referred clients can be hard work: The truth is, of course, that they are criminals, an indication that they may have lousy attitudes and rebel against authority — not qualities that make them stellar group members. But running groups can be enjoyable and rewarding. Many clients get with […]
As therapists, we are often so consumed with our day-to-day practices that we fail to analyze the sources of our client base and our pattern of responses to them. Lynn Grodzki has been a mentor to many, providing insight into the machinations of referral sources while advocating that therapists make conscious decisions about their practices. […]
When you use client worksheets in domestic abuse treatment groups with court-referred clients, you provide opportunities for increased focus on topics, more interchange between the facilitator and group members, and individual as well as group exploration of thinking and behavior. Harm and Consequences of Domestic Violence In batterer intervention groups, your most important and most […]
There’s a revolution in the criminal justice system: less jail and more counseling. The result of innovative programs such as Drug Court is a substantial increase of court-referred clients available to therapists and counselors. For many counselors who have struggled with creating successful counseling practices in this economic crisis, the increase in new clients is […]
Twenty years ago, Janet Reno sparked a revolution when she initiated the first Drug Court in Dade County, Florida. Her revolutionary action was born out of frustration with recidivism and overcrowding in prison facilities. Since then, the revolution has spread, leading to a transformation in how the courts handle certain types of offenders. The concept […]