Date & Time
Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
321 Brokenness, Darkness, and Light: Effects of the Correctional Environment on Mental Health Staff
Correctional environments can have powerful effects on everyone within the walls. This talk will present the findings of a recent study on the effects of the correctional environment on mental health professionals with a focus on interdisciplinary relationships, trauma, countertransference, and supervision. Recommendations on how to improve the experience of correctional mental health staff will be offered, as well as suggestions for future research.
- Review key theoretical explanations related to the experience of correctional mental health professionals
- Explore ways in which the study findings relate to the experiences of correctional mental health professionals
- Describe concrete suggestions for enhancing the professional experiences of correctional mental health professionals