Mindfulness Meditation as an Adjunct Approach to Treatment Within the Correctional System

  title={Mindfulness Meditation as an Adjunct Approach to Treatment Within the Correctional System},
  author={Terra Dafoe and Lana E. Stermac},
  journal={Journal of Offender Rehabilitation},
  pages={198 - 216}
Cognitive-behavioral therapy and relapse prevention represent the correctional gold standard in treatment, while the principles of risk, need, and responsivity are widely recognized as essential for reducing recidivism. Addressing responsivity has become difficult as the number of inmates with mental health diagnoses continues to rise, complicating treatment programming and highlighting the need for adjunct, complimentary therapies. Mindfulness has been shown to be effective across a number of… 
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