March – May 2024 | Therapeutic Interventions for People Involved in the Criminal Legal System



Therapeutic Interventions for People Involved with the Criminal Legal System

March 13 | March 27 | April 10 | April 24 | May 8
*all session dates are Wednesdays 8:30am-12:30pm*

The goal of this five-part webinar series is to provide participants with a detailed examination of therapeutic interventions for this adult population in institutional and community settings in order to enhance treatment practices and coordination with corrections. In each session we’ll hear from series creator Hartwell Dowling as well as multiple subject matter experts from across the state. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the first introductory session if they are interested in any/all of the following sessions.

Session Objectives:

  • March 13: Introduction & Overview
    • The place of  treatment in court, institutional, and community corrections settings
    • The Sequential Intercept Model
    • Ethical issues
    • Special populations
  • March 27: Intercept 0 (Community Services) & Intercept 1 (Law Enforcement)
    • Best treatment practices with criminal legal-involved adults
    • Role of community services in diversion to treatment
    • Police-mental health collaboration
    • The role of a crisis intervention team
  • April 10: Intercept 2 (Initial Detention/Initial Court Hearings)
    • Understanding how courts function
    • Pretrial services and other diversion options
    • Deferred disposition/bail
  • April 24: Intercept 3 (Jails/Courts) & Intercept 4 (Re-Entry)
    • Screening/assessment instruments
    • Culture comparison: correctional vs. treatment vs courts
    • How to engage the correctional client
    • Treatment and recovery courts
    • Risk/need/responsivity model
  • May 8: Intercept 5 (Community Corrections)
    • Probation and parole
    • Supervised community confinement program
    • Outpatient treatment with pretrial and probation clients

Contact Hours
up to 20 Category I contact hours for Psychologists. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
up to 20 contact hours for CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
Certificate of attendance for up to 20 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.
up to 20 contact hours for Alcohol & Drug Counselors pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

Note: contact hours will be provided in increments of 4 hours (per session attended). Attendance at all five sessions is encouraged but not mandatory.

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