This presentation helps practitioners and others understand what happens when an individual with SMI is arrested. The presentation will walk through the arrest and also focus on the mental health care that might or might not be readily available to them, or pathways in the forensic system that these individuals might take. Additionally, it will focus on the importance of continuity of care and the challenges that this can present at various times. The presentation will also review how families can assist their loved ones who might be arrested and can also help practitioners understand what questions to ask when their patients return to the community. There will be a walk through of basic steps of criminal justice involvement to demonstrate also how communities are attempting to enhance diversion opportunities.
FREE - $0
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1H79SM080818-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
- Discuss basic elements of forensic systems
- Describe the steps from arrest to court to incarceration to release
- Describe how to enhance potential continuity of care for persons with SMI in the criminal justice system
Counselor, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Physician (non-psychiatrist), Physician Assistant, Psychologist, Social Worker, Peer Specialist/Peer Support
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: November 21, 2019
Program End Date: November 21, 2020
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, nursing continuing professional development contact hours (NCPD, formerly CNE), CE credit for psychologists, or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course, including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 75% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians), NCPD certificate (nursing), CE certificate (psychologists), or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned.
Continuing Education Credit
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Psychiatric Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Debra Pinals, MD, serves as the director of the Program in Psychiatry, Law, and Ethics and a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is also a clinical adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School. Dr. Pinals reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Amy N. Cohen, PhD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, University of Texas at Austin. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities
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- Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
- Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+
- Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher
- Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
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