Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify the administrative, organizational, and ethical issues relevant to Mental Health Services in a correctional setting.
  2. Identify typical offender problems in many correctional systems and how they are customarily managed.
  3. Explain various clinical and consultative activities offered by mental health professionals within correctional settings.

Objectives

  • Explore similarities between addiction and criminogenic thinking
  • Identify purpose, sources of information and areas of concern for screening
  • Explore the pitfalls of diagnosis in the CJ system
  • Identify preferred screening and assessment instruments and what they measure
  • Examine placement strategies based on criminality, mental health and addiction issues
  • Discuss general treatment issues in CJ including the purpose, intervention and alternatives
  • Consider barriers to effective treatment in the criminal justice system
  • Highlight unique needs of special populations including women and the elderly in the CJ system
Learner Objectives
  • Examine the rates of substance-involved inmates in the criminal justice and identify rates of arrests, convictions, and recidivism for these populations.
  • Evaluate the role of race and ethnicity, and how social factors such as income, education, age, and family history impact substance abuse among criminal offenders.
  • Identify particular populations and problems needing special services in criminal justice settings
  • Identify components of effective substance abuse treatment within criminal justice settings.
  • Determine how to overcome barriers to treatment within prison populations
  • Recognize practical steps that government and criminal justice systems can take to combat substance abuse.
Learner Objectives
  • Identify the administrative, organizational, and ethical issues relevant to Mental Health Services in a correctional setting.
  • Identify typical offender problems in many correctional systems and how they are customarily managed.
  • Explain various clinical and consultative activities offered by mental health professionals within correctional settings.
  • Learn about professions in correctional mental health
  • Differentiate between level 1, 2 and 3 services in correctional mental health
  • Identify common challenges for mental health professionals working in the corrections field
  • Define and learn to identify malingering and the reasons/benefits for it

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the need for continuity of care for the offender from substance use treatment facility into the community.
  2. Identify different criteria included in the offender’s needs assessment upon entering treatment.
  3. Define principles and criteria of transition plans.
  4. List commonly used sanctions.
  5. List commonly used rewards.
  6. Describe events in the criminal’s developmental life that could have led to their particular way of thinking and acting.
  7. Define criteria included in discharge planning.
  8. List indicators of treatment success.
  9. List services that are important to incorporate into the life of an offender being discharged from inpatient treatment.
  10. Identify special issues or circumstances that require additional services or attention.
  11. Define confidentiality guidelines and regulations.

TIP 44: Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System Contact Hours:30 Hours Facilitator: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC,

Based on the Text: Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 44. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 2005. Report No.: (SMA) 05-4056

Objectives
Screening and Assessment
    Definitions of Terms
    Screening Guidelines
    Assessment Guidelines
    Key Issues Related to Screening and Assessment
    Areas To Address in Screening and Assessment
    Selection and Implementation of Instruments
    Screening and Assessment Considerations for Specific Populations

Triage and Placement in Treatment Services
    Treatment Levels and Components
    Potential Barriers to Triage and Placement
    Creating a Triage and Placement System
    Compiling Information To Guide Triage and Placement Decisions

Substance Abuse Treatment Planning
    Assessing the Severity of Substance Use Disorders
    Assessing the Severity of Co-Occurring Disorders
    Criminality and Psychopathy
    Client Motivation and Readiness for Change
    Implementing an Effective Treatment Planning Process

Major Treatment Issues and Approaches
    Clinical Strategies
    Program Components and Strategies
    Conclusions and Recommendations

Adapting Offender Treatment for Specific Populations
    Treatment Issues Related to Cultural Minorities
    Women's Treatment Issues
    Men's Treatment Issues
    Working With Violent Offenders
    Treatment Issues Based on Client's Sexual Orientation
    Treatment Issues Based on the Client's Cognitive/Learning, Physical, and Sensory Disabilities
    Treatment Issues for Older Adults
    Treatment Issues for Clients From Rural Areas
    Treatment Issues for People With Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders
    People With Infectious Diseases
    Sex Offenders
    Conclusions and Recommendations

Treatment Issues in Pretrial and Diversion Settings
    Characteristics of the Population
    Treatment Services in the Pretrial Justice System
    Trial and Postverdict Periods
    Diversion to Treatment
    What Treatment Services Can Reasonably Be Provided in the Pretrial Setting?
    Treatment Issues
    Developing Pretrial Treatment Services
    Resources
    Conclusions and Recommendations

Treatment Issues Specific to Jails
    Treatment Services in Jails
    Description of the Population
    Key Issues Related to Treatment
    What Treatment Services Can Reasonably Be Provided in a Jail Setting?
    Coordination of Jail Treatment Services
    Examples of Jail Treatment Programs
    Research Related to Jail Treatment
    Recommendations for Treatment Providers

Treatment Issues Specific to Prisons
    Overview
    Description of the Population
    Treatment Services in Prisons
    Key Issues Affecting Treatment in Prison Settings
    What Treatment Services Can Reasonably Be Provided in the Prison Setting?
    In-Prison Therapeutic Communities
    Specific Populations in Prisons
    Systems Issues

Treatment for Offenders Under Community Supervision
    Overview
    The Population
    Levels of Supervision
    Treatment Levels and Treatment Components
    What Treatment Services Can Reasonably Be Provided for People Under Community Supervision?
    Treatment Issues for People Under Community Supervision
    Treatment Issues Specific to People on Parole
    Treatment Issues Specific to Probationers
    Strategies for Improving System Collaboration
    Sample Programs

 Key Issues Related to Program Development
    Overview
    Reconciling Public Safety and Public Health Interests
    Interdependence of Criminal Justice and Treatment Systems
    Program-Level Coordination
    Research and Evaluation
    Cost Issues

Contact Hours: 4

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

Objectives

  • Learn criminal justice theories and discuss their application in terms of punishment, rehabilitation, restorative justice, and deterrence
  • Apply these theories to criminal justice as well as addiction
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each theory in terms of prevention and recidivism reduction in the offender with addiction or co-occurring disorders.
  • Define criminogenic thinking patterns
  • Compare and contrast criminogenic and addictive thinking patterns
  • Identify behaviors employed because of these thinking patterns
  • Explore the benefits to these behaviors and thinking patterns
  • Identify interventions to address these patterns