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