Date of Submission
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Robert A. DiTomasso, Ph.D., ABPP
Frederick Rotgers, Psy.D., ABPP, Chairperson
Virginia Salzer, Ph.D.
John Cacciola, Ph.D.
Substance abuse and substance dependence are complex disorders that affect millions of people in the United States. Two notable consequences of these disorders are increased criminality and higher rates of recidivism. This archival data study of 94 parolees admitted to the Day Reporting Center, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley in Camden, New Jersey examined the influence of substance abuse severity, of treatment motivation, and of criminal thinking factors on treatment retention in a correctional aftercare treatment program for parolees with a history of substance abuse or dependence. The extent to which parolees were deceptive in reporting information was also examined.
Henkel, Loretta Joan, "Substance Abuse Severity, Treatment Motivation, and Criminal Thinking Factors : Predictors of Treatment Retention with Substance Abusing Parolees in a Correctional Aftercare Program" (2007). PCOM Psychology Dissertations. 61.