The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies
Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal Justice System Conference
Jillian Peterson, PhD, Steve Carlson, PsyD, Rachel Tiede, MA, and Janae Olson, MA
Seminar Date: October 18, 2013 8:30am-4:30pm
6.0 hours of continuing education credits
This training conference will explore the complexities of working with individuals in the criminal justice system that live with the challenges of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. This conference is for criminal justice, educational, family, medical health, and mental health providers and will be of particular value to professionals who work with clients involved in the criminal justice system. A section of this conference will focus on intervention strategies and evidence based practices. Particular focus will be placed on the role of criminal recidivism and sexual offending. Special topics of discussion will include the role of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), diabetes, homelessness, sleep disorders, seizure disorders, and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) in clients with co-occurring disorders. The conference will be concluded with a panel discussion involving the presenters' of this event.
1. Acquire knowledge between the relationship of mental health and substance use disorders in criminal justice involved clients
2. Understand how co-occurring disorders in the sex offender population differ from other forensic populations
3. Explore different treatment modalities for sexual offenders with co-occurring disorders
4. Learn about effective Evidenced-Based Practices for offenders with co-occurring disorders
5. Learn about the integration of the EBP’s Illness Management and Recovery with the principles of Integrated Treatment for Dual Disorders for offenders
6. Understand how co-occurring disorders increase the risk for recidivism in a forensic population
7. Explore ways to effectively reduce the risk of recidivism among offenders with co-occurring disorders
Jillian Peterson, PhD, has a doctorate degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. She specializes in psychopathology and psychology-law.
Steve Carlson, PsyD, has been employed with Spectrum Community Mental Health since 2000 and currently is the Director of Supportive Housing Programs. Steve has been working in the mental health field for over thirty years in a variety of settings, particularly in Community Mental Health Centers.
Rachel Tiede, MA, is employed at Pathways Counseling Center as a Mental Health Practitioner. She is part of the Forensic Mental Health and the Illness Management of Recovery (IMR) team. Rachel has a Master’s degree in Education and is pursuing her second Master’s degree in Counseling from Adler Graduate School.
Janae Olson, MA, received her Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology with a concentration in sex offenders from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is currently a full time therapist at a residential sex offender treatment program in Minneapolis, and treats a wide variety of sexual offenses, deviant sexual behavior, and co-occurring mental health disorders.
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