Screening and Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System: Executive Summary and Key Issues in Screening and Assessment

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About the Course:

This course examines the intricacies of assessing and screening prison inmates for co-occurring disorders. The course materials will provide the reader with a clearly presented set of information that should contribute valuable knowledge to any health care professional interested in the mentally ill criminal justice population. References are also included for those seeking additional information.

Publication Date:

HHS Publication No. (SMA)-15-4930 2015

Course Material Authors

Roger H. Peters, PhD

Dr. Peters is a Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the University of South Florida, where he has served as a faculty member since 1986, and as Department Chair from 2004-2011. Dr. Peters has pursued research, consultation, and training initiatives involving substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, and behavioral health treatment within the criminal justice system.

Elizabeth Rojas, MA

Elizabeth Rojas is a post-doctoral fellow at the VA in Palo Alto.

Marla G. Bartoi, PhD

Dr. Bartoi is a Licensed Psychologist and Assistant Professor (Clinical) in the Department of Psychology. She oversees special projects, supervises graduate students in psychotherapy and assessment, and provides clinical services. Her research interests are in cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders and depression, effects of sexual abuse on emotional and sexual functioning, intellectual assessment and substance abuse treatment.

Course Creator

Sandi Cardaman

Sandi Cardaman is a Licensed Mental Health counselor who has been working in the field for 13 years. In that time she has worked as a counselor and provided supervision to interns. Sandi has worked with clients struggling with eating disorders, domestic violence and mood disorders as well as those dealing with the dependency system.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about screening and assessing incarcerated individuals with co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for intermediate and above levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Differentiate between screening, assessment, and diagnosis of co-occurring disorders in the criminal justice system population.

  2. Identify key clinical issues regarding co-occurring disorders in the justice system population.

  3. Identify challenges with treating co-occurring disorders in the justice system population.

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Course Number 102330
4 credit hours
Online Article
Exam Fee: $27.88
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