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Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributor B. About this Course C. Learning Objectives Section 2: Overview of Co-Occurring Disorders A. Meet James B. Co-Occurring Disorders (COD) C. Severe Mental Illness D. Substance Related Disorders E. Prevalence of COD among Offenders F. Problems Caused by COD in a Correctional Environment G. What These Percentages Mean to Your Facility H. Which Disorder Precedes the Other? I. Interactive Effects of COD J. Risks for Offenders with COD K. Section Summary Section 3: Motivation for Treatment A. General Barriers to Treatment B. Criminal Justice Barriers to Treatment C. Motivational Interviewing D. Principles of Motivational Interviewing E. Meet Beth F. Section Summary Section 4: Treatment A. Unique Treatment Needs B. Treatment Methods C. Integrated Treatment D. Meet Juan E. Section Summary Section 5: Relapse Prevention A. Relapse Prevention Planning B. Obstacles to Effective Relapse Prevention Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. References
Kathryn Lawson, Ph.D. has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Lawson currently runs a treatment program for inmates with severe mental illness at an adult prison, and has over eleven years of experience in correctional mental health care. As an adjunct faculty member, she taught undergraduate psychology to a diverse group of nontraditional students. She was active in developing in-person trainings for a variety of audiences before she expanded her training experiences to the e-learning environment. Disclosure: Kathryn Lawson, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.