Managing those that Suffer from Mental Health Issues in Jail and/or Prisons~Noblesville, IN

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Date(s) - 04/10/2017
All Day

Hamilton County Sheriff Office




“Prisons and jails have become America’s “new asylums”: The number of individuals with serious mental illness in prisons and jails now exceeds the number in state psychiatric hospitals tenfold. Most of the mentally ill individuals in prisons and jails would have been treated in the state psychiatric hospitals in the years before the deinstitutionalization movement led to the closing of the hospitals, a trend that continues even today” Treatment Advocacy Center Report, April 2014


This fast paced one day seminar is presented by Dr. Robert Cipriano, Jr. who is currently a Florida Licensed Psychologist for the past 12 years. He is board certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and for the past decade had also worked as a Police Psychologist for Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) 

SEMINAR OVERVIEW:  Strategies For Relating and Working with those that suffer from mental health issues can be quite challenging and have the potential to pose danger for correctional professionals at times if not dealt with appropriately.  Such challenges include attempts at managing those who experience homicidality/suicidality and in managing those who suffer from Axis I conditions such as (i.e. psychosis, depressive/affective conditions, and personality disorders to name a few).  This course is designed not to replace the specific institution’s safety techniques and training but to be an adjunctive aid in dealing with this specialized population.

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