Understanding the Criminal Justice and Correctional Systems for Substance Use Treatment Providers

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Understanding the Criminal Justice and Correctional Systems for Substance Use Treatment Providers

~ Learning Optimal Methods to Work With Individuals Within These Systems ~


The morning segment of this training will feature speakers from the court system, the probational system, and the parole system to help attendees learn the ways these systems play a role in the lives of criminally involved individuals with drug and alcohol issues.  The afternoon segment will help substance abuse professionals focus concurrently on substance use issues as well as criminogenic need areas.  Attendees will learn skills in identifying criminal thinking errors, their role in substance abuse treatment, and will begin to understand the intersection of criminogenic need areas and the DSM diagnosis for substance dependence.

Upon completion of this course, participants will (be able to):

  1. Understand the criminal justice systems of incarceration and re-entry supervision and how they interface with substance use disorder treatment.
  2. Explain why substance abuse professionals need to be focused not only on clients' substance use issues but also clients' criminogenic need areas.
  3. Learn how to work with criminal justice systems, recognizing and addressing barriers to coordinating substance use disorder re-entry, treatment and public safety supervision.
  4. Discuss the RNR model and why it matters to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment providers.
  5. Identify and interpret specific criminal thinking errors.
  6. Define SMART treatment planning.
  7. Design treatment plans that incorporate criminal thinking interventions.
Michael Coelho; Kevin Keefe; Claire Kilawee- Corsini; and John C Gramuglia
Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -
8:30am to 4:30pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Event Categories: 
Justice or Corrections
Courtyard by Marriott- Marlborough
75 Felton Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Contact Information
Courtney Lee
AdCare Educational Institute