Date & Time
Monday, November 1, 2021, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
419 Is It Behavioral or Mental Health: Understanding Mental Health Interventions*

Correctional mental health clinicians are routinely faced with highly complex clinical presentations and behavioral disorders that challenge traditional evidence-based psychotherapy approaches. Recent scholarship has produced curricula aimed at the especially complex correctional clinical patient population. This presentation will discuss the theoretical construct of "criminalness" as a therapeutic target and review new curricula that support effective treatment programs. Combining theory and real-life experiences, the presenters will report on "lessons learned" from implementation of these curricula.

Educational Objectives:

Define "criminalness"

Summarize the "Changing Lives, Changing Outcomes" and "Stepping Up, Stepping Out" curricula

Discuss lessons learned in implementation

Level: Intermediate

Mental Health