Self-Renewal for Correctional Psychologists: Common Challenges and Successful Solutions
Professional psychologists practicing in corrections assume a wide range of roles. They deliver psychological services to inmates whose treatment and reentry needs are numerous and varied. They facilitate security and custody in a public safety/law enforcement practice setting that is equally complex and demanding. Ultimately, correctional psychologists engaged in this work must be able to balance the competing demands from within the system, and—while applying their knowledge of psychology—assure that they are also taking care of themselves.