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.
Summarize the "Changing Lives, Changing Outcomes" and "Stepping Up, Stepping Out" curricula
Discuss lessons learned in implementation
Ashley Jorgensen LCSW, Idaho Department of Corrections