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Mental Health Issues In The Forensic Setting

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This course examines the evolution of national perspectives and current strategies regarding offenders with mental health issues. Students explore the challenges related to assessment and treatment within the system, as well as transition and continuity of care after release from custody.

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

Course details:

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

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    History of Mental Illness in Crime

    • Describe the evolution of treatment perspectives based on the assessment of mental illness.
    • Describe the theories of causes of mental illness
    • Explain the relationship between mental illness and crime.

    Assessment of Mental Illness in Corrections

    • Analyze the assessment instruments used as screening tools in the correctional setting.
    • Determine the appropriate assessment instruments for a specific case.
    • Identify the challenges involved in assessing inmates with mental illness.
    • Identify special issues related to assessing and treating inmates of different cultural backgrounds.

    Treatment Options and Interventions

    • Identify the challenges associated with using medication as treatment in the corrections setting.
    • Determine treatment interventions for inmates with mental illness.
    • Describe special considerations for maintaining after care.

    Diverse Populations

    • Explain possible causes for mental health issues in female inmates.
    • Describe treatment interventions for mentally ill female inmates.
    • Describe common areas of concern for mental illness in juveniles.
    • Describe treatment goals and strategies for mentally ill juvenile inmates.
    • Identify special issues that may arise in managing and treating diverse inmates.

    Special Topics in Treating the Mentally Ill in Corrections

    • Analyze considerations for treating inmates with co-occurring disorders.
    • Identify strategies for handling disruptive inmates.
    • Analyze ethical issues in the assessment and treatment of mental illness in the corrections setting.
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