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Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders among Men on Probation or Parole

Course #: 06-263

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CE Course Description

This brief continuing education course provides an overview of the impact of mental health issues and substance abuse disorders among adult men on probation or parole.  The course was developed using information from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality and presents data and findings pertaining to this population, which has grown significantly in recent years. Rates of substance use and behavioral health disorders are discussed as well as treatment options and outcomes and efforts made at the federal, state, and local level to provide resources to aid released offenders as they reenter their communities.

 CE Course Objectives

1. Evaluate data summarizing mental health disorders such as serious psychological distress, major depressive episode, and other mental illness among adult males on correctional supervised release.

2. Describe trends in the use of illicit drugs and alcohol dependence or abuse among male probationers or paroles aged 18-49.

3. Identify current treatment strategies for these populations and discuss unmet treatment needs.

4. Review recent efforts at the federal, state, and local levels that have focused on assisting those offenders who have been released into supervised community living.

5. Determine the ongoing need for broader implementation of effective treatment and re-entry services for men on parole and probation.


Instructor Notes
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.

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We will disclose, in advance, any proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service, or material to be discussed during the learning event, as well as the source of any third-party compensation related to the presentation. This policy applies to both our organization and contractors. If such proprietary/financial interests exist, we will publish a disclaimer in marketing or instructional materials for a course.

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