How to Assist Individuals with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders with Transition from Incarceration

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This educational course covers SAMHSAs publication: How to Assist Individuals with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders with Transition from Incarceration. The training provides behavioral health, correctional, and community stakeholders with examples of the implementation of successful strategies for transitioning people with mental or substance use disorders from institutional correctional settings into the community. Highlights prevalence of mental and substance use disorders in correctional settings. This education covers the Clinical Intake and Screening, Treatment Planning, and Case Managements skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of the clinical assessment in the development of a client treatment plan;
  2. Plan for the treatment and services required to address the individual’s needs while in custody and upon reentry;
  3. Identify required community and correctional programs responsible for post-release services.

 

 

AuthorSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Guidelines for Successful Transition of People with Mental or Substance Use Disorders from Jail and Prison: Implementation Guide. (SMA)-16-4998. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2017.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C