Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for Serious Mental Illness in High Security Settings

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 08:00 AM until 09:00 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Website
Cost Range
Funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Host And Instructor

NW Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Sarah L. Kopelovich, PhD
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Training Overview Description

Individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI) are at least three times more likely to be treated in a forensic setting than in a mainstream mental health setting, effectively making high-security settings the primary frontier for SMI treatment. Recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, person-centered, and evidence-based practices can and should be delivered in a way that is responsive to both therapeutics and security.

Event-specific Details

This one-hour presentation will provide a brief overview of empirically-supported treatments for forensically-housed individuals with SMI, with a focus on cognitive behavioral therapies.

1. Learners will become familiar with national and international guidelines on the provision of care to individuals with serious mental illness who are housed in high-security settings.
2. Learners will be able to list the evidence-based psychosocial interventions indicated for this population.
3. Learners will hear about empirically-supported benefits of recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, person-centered, and evidence-based care to both the individual and system.
4. Learners will be able identify core considerations and strategies for delivering person-centered cognitive behavioral therapy to adults with a serious mental illness in high security settings.

This is the third of a three-part webinar series related to forensic mental health. Participants interested in this topic are encouraged to attend the series, but each presentation can be viewed independently and participation in one is not dependent on participation in other lectures in the series.