The confinement facility staff provides limited crisis intervention counseling and prisoner evaluation reports.
They require proper referrals for more specialized counseling and treatment when warranted. They also provide
more extensive counseling and evaluation with in-depth, long-range treatment programs. Whether you are
concerned with the in-depth counseling or just immediate crisis intervention counseling, the same basic
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Identify prisoners with problems and apply counseling techniques.
You will have this subcourse.
STANDARD: Demonstrate competency of this task by achieving a minimum passing score of 70 percent on the
final subcourse examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications: AR 190-
The success of correctional treatment depends upon the success achieved by correctional personnel and others
in counseling prisoners. Counseling should help prisoners identify and solve their problems and, in turn,
change their attitudes and behavior. Prisoner counseling involves a series of contacts with a prisoner in which
the prisoner is offered assistance in defining his problems, seeking solutions, and changing his attitude and
behavior. Counseling helps the prisoner to understand himself and his environment. It helps him assume the
responsibility for making his own decisions.
The student will be able to identify prisoners with problems and apply counseling techniques.
1. Correctional treatment is based on a plan and program of custody, employment, and training and treatment
adapted to meet the needs of the prisoner. It is based on discovery and analysis of the causes of the prisoner's
behavior and attitudes through professional evaluation and continued study of the individual.
2. Through custodial control and timely correctional treatment and counseling, a prisoner is guided towards
becoming a well trained, better educated, and more responsible individual. Counseling helps a prisoner to
understand, accept, and resolve his problems. An effective prisoner counseling program has numerous benefits
which include the following: