cpss410 | undergraduate

Overview Of Mental Health In Criminal Justice

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This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to theories and research concerning psychopathology. The course will address such topics the classification of abnormal behaviors into various diagnostic categories; the etiologies (causes) of psychological disorders; and an overview of major models of prevention, intervention, and treatment of mental health issues in the criminal justice system

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Theories and Perspectives of Abnormal Behavior

    • Identify the different theoretical models related to the development and treatment of psychopathology.
    • Explain the goals of clinical assessment and diagnosis in the correctional setting.
    • Examine the evolution of abnormal psychology as a science.

    Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System

    • Describe possible causes of mental health issues in the criminal justice system.
    • Identify the behavioral criteria of common mental health disorders seen in the criminal justice system.
    • Describe possible causes for common mental health disorders seen in the criminal justice system.

    Personality and Substance-Related Disorders

    • Identify the behavioral criteria of the major categories of personality disorders.
    • Describe possible causes of personality disorders.
    • Identify the behavioral criteria of the major categories of substance-related disorders.
    • Describe possible causes of substance-related disorders.

    Mental Health Treatment in the Criminal Justice System

    • Describe treatment approaches for common mental health disorders in the criminal justice system.
    • Examine potential issues faced regarding the use of pharmacological interventions in the criminal justice system.

    Issues and Challenges

    • Analyze issues and challenges related to trial and sentencing of offenders with mental illnesses.
    • Examine the factors that contribute to successful reentry into society.
    • Describe the effects of mental illness on recidivism.
    • Describe potential ethical issues related to working with offenders with mental illness.
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