Webinar: Stepping Up the Right Way: Best Practices in the Treatment of Persons with Serious Mental Illness who have Contact with the Criminal Justice System

Stepping Up the Right Way: Best Practices in the Treatment of Persons with Serious Mental Illness Who Have Contact with the Criminal Justice System

Date: July 19, 2-3:30 p.m. ET

Presenter: Dr. Keelin Garvey, InnovaTel Telepsychiatry
Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4711728765740354050

Keeping people living with serious mental illness out of criminal justice settings is a goal shared by many, yet our current clinical approaches and strategies don’t seem to be working.  Too many people with serious mental illness continue to cycle in and out of jail and treatment. Effective clinical interventions with this population require proper assessment that distinguishes between criminogenic and psychiatric illness and provides the appropriate level of support based on level of risk for reoffending.  This webinar will provide an overview of best practices and provide Community-based Behavioral Health Organizations with strategies for implementing these approaches. 

Topics include:

  • The role of mental health providers in jail diversion;
  • Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT);
  • Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) for substance abuse; and
  • Components of an effective re-entry program.

Our presenter is Dr. Keelin Garvey, director of forensic psychiatry at InnovaTel Telepsychiatry. Dr. Garvey has held a number of leadership positions in correctional psychiatry over the past seven years. She served as deputy medical director and statewide psychiatric medical director for the Massachusetts Partnership for Correctional Healthcare, and has chaired the Gender Dysphoria Treatment Committee for the Massachusetts Department of Correction. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and the Rhode Island Psychiatry Society.

This webinar is generously supported by InnovaTel Telepsychiatry, a national leader that provides quality telepsychiatry services to community mental health centers, primary care centers, senior living centers, correctional facilities and other outpatient settings around the country.