Stephen Swan has more than 30 years of experience in corrections. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in counseling from the University of Memphis. Mr. Swan worked for more than 20 years in one of the largest county correctional systems in the United States. He began his career as a counselor and adult education instructor and also served as supervisor of classification and diagnostic evaluation, programs manager, and deputy administrator of correctional treatment services before being appointed as correctional administrator at the largest prison in Tennessee (3,500 beds).
Mr. Swan has been with Correctional Counseling since 1994. He has served as a MRT-Moral Reconation Therapy® trainer, consultant and researcher of cognitive-behavioral programming for both public (local, state and federal) and private criminal justice agencies. He has served as editor of the quarterly publication The Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Review for the last 10 years.
He has co-authored a number of journal articles on outcome results of cognitive programming and has presented at the American Correctional Association Training Conference; International Community Corrections Association Research Conference; Southern States Correctional Conference; California Parole, Probation, and Corrections Association Annual Conference; Oklahoma Criminal Justice Association Research Conference; Texas Association of Residential Service Providers; New Jersey Drug Court Providers; Tennessee Substance Abuse Treatment Conference; Missouri Juvenile Justice Association; and a number of other regional conferences and workshops on criminal justice treatment and programming.