This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
This course has been approved by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for 2.00 hours. CJA Lesson Plan #6121
This activity is approved for 2.00 STC credit hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Overview of Mental Illness A. What Is Mental Illness? B. Mental Illness in Corrections C. Meet Detainee Kiley D. Summary Section 3: Overview of Common Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness A. Be Aware of the Signs and Symptoms B. Hallucinations C. Delusions D. Mania E. Depression/Depressed Mood F. Disorganized Thinking G. Paranoia H. Motor Disturbances I. Negative Symptoms J. Sleep Disruption K. Communication about Self-Harm/Suicide L. Symptoms of Mental Illness Vary M. Review N. Sources of Information O. Additional Techniques for Gathering Information P. Summary Section 4: Supervising and Managing Inmates with Mental Illness A. Is it Manipulation? B. Let the Appropriate Authorities Decide C. Jeffrey’s Story D. Response and Referral E. Inmate Ron F. Documentation G. Exercise: Should They Be Referred? H. Influence of the Correctional Environment on Inmates with Mental Disorders I. Factors that Can Trigger or Exacerbate Symptoms of Mental Illness J. Guidelines for Interacting with an Offender Who has a Mental Illness K. Build Rapport L. Be Professional M. Maintain Open Communication N. Responding to Behaviors: Rule Violations O. Responding to Behaviors: Serious Incidents P. Exercise: Supervision and Inmates with Mental Illness Q. Review R. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resource D. References E. Exam F. BrainSparks
Malinda Lamb received her PhD in Social Work from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May 2005, with the emphasis in mental health. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), a Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP), an International Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (IAADC) and a Sex Offender Treatment Professional (SOTPI). She has worked in a variety of settings in the Midwest including a forensic psychiatric hospital, county jail and community based corrections judicial district. She has provided direct clinical care and treatment to individuals with mental health, substance use and/or sexually based offenses, however she is now in more of an administrative/oversight capacity. Disclosure: Malinda Lamb has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.