Individuals receiving mental health services are referred to by an array of labels by staff and other inmates. Some of these terms are intended to be functional or supportive while others may be less so and tend to stigmatize. This interactive workshop explores the clinical and ethical implications of common labels in correctional settings as well as the potentially transformative power of language when providing services and discussing patients.
- Review commonly used labels and nomenclature
- Describe clinical and ethical ramifications of labeling
- Explore the creation of a personal plan to address stigma of labeling in one's practice setting
Kristina Disney PhD CCHP-MH, Regional Behavioral Health Director for Florida/Forensic Psychologist, Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc.
Rebecca Vauter PsyD CCHP-MH, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc.