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Who Benefits From Gender Responsive Treatment?

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Credit Value: 2
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This course is based upon material published in the journal Criminal Justice and Behavior by Sage Publications on behalf of the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP).  This course, including the continuing education credits are offered free of charge as a benefit to all IACFP members. 

 

Abstract: This study explores outcome variation among women offenders who participated in gender-responsive substance abuse treatment (GRT). In  order to identify subgroups of participants that may differentially benefit  from this treatment, secondary analyses examined the interaction between  randomization into GRT and a history of abuse (physical/sexual) on  depression and number of substances used post- treatment. The sample consisted of 115 incarcerated women assessed at baseline and 6- and 12-  months post parole. Longitudinal regression showed that women reporting abuse randomized into GRT had significantly reduced odds of depression  (OR = .29, p < .05, 95 percent CI = .10 – .86) and lowered rates of number of  substances used (IRR = .52, p < .05, 95 percent CI = 0.28–0.98), in comparison  to those who reported abuse and were randomized to the non-GRT group.  GRT for women offenders who have experienced prior abuse would maximize the benefits of the trauma-informed, gender-sensitive intervention.

 

Forensic and clinical psychologists can benefit from this course.  In addition, this course is appropriate for social workers and professional counselors, especially those interested in forensic psychology or those who work within the criminal justice system. This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to enhance their knowledge of gender responsive treatment for substance abuse in women prisoners.

 

Authors: Saxena, Messina, and Grella

 

Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding gender responsive treatment for substance abuse in women offenders.  Specifically, a professional will:

  • Identify key treatment issues for women with substance abuse disorders.
  • Distinguish significant factors in the effective treatment of substance abuse for women in prison.
  • Describe the effectiveness of gender responsive treatment for women with substance abuse problems.

 

Citation:   Saxena, P., Messina, N.P. and Grella, C.E.  (2014). Who Benefits From Gender Responsive Treatment?  Accounting For Abuse History On Longitudinal Outcomes For Women In Prison. Criminal Justice and Behavior Vol 41 No 4

 

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