Total CE Credit Hours: 5
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/100933
About the Course:
This course focuses on improving services for mentally ill individuals involved in or with a history of involvement in the criminal justice system. Information is given for mental health providers to review about the workings of the criminal justice system, how it impacts upon the needs of the mentally ill, and how services can be enhanced for those individuals. Specific topics addressed include changing the way the criminal justice system effects the mentally ill, components of the justice system, and cooperative efforts between mental health professionals and the criminal justice system. References are provided for those seeking additional information.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Working With People With Mental Illness Involved in the Criminal Justice System: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know created by Jackie Massaro, LMSW
Publication Date:February 2004
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about working with the mentally ill in criminal justice settings and learning more about the criminal justice process as it pertains to mentally ill individuals. It is appropriate for all level of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Describe how the criminal justice system impacts people with mental illnesses.
- Identify ways the criminal justice system can be changed to enhance services for the mentally ill.
- Explain the components of the justice system.
- Evaluate ideas presented regarding ways in which mental health service provision within the criminal justice system can be enhanced/improved.
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