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P&C/SBM - Mental Health Issues Before, During, and After Incarceration

Time: June 2, 2018
Location: Lansing, MI

The Prisons and Corrections Section of the State Bar of Michigan is hosting a conference on June 2, 2018 on “Mental Health Issues Before, During, and After Incarceration.” Attendees will hear from professionals about mental health assessment and screening, evaluations and competency examinations, the treatment of the mentally ill in jails and prisons, and unique issues related to individuals with a mental illness who are on parole and attempting to reintegrate back into the community. 


8:30am - Registration & Breakfast

9:00am - Mental Health Assessment & Screening
Erin Comartin, PhD, MSW, Wayne State University School of Social Work

Presentation and discussion on the need for uniform screening and intake following arrest, and options following screening, including diversion and intervention.

10:00am - Evaluations & Competency
Dr. David Im & Dr. Donna Rinnas, Center for Forensic Psychology

Presentation and discussion on the process when someone is sent for evaluation at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry, including the timeline, standards, restoration, and delays.

10:30am - Break

10:40am - Treating Mental Health in Jails & Prisons
Dr. Carmen McIntyre, Wayne State University School of Medicine-Department of Psychiatry & MDOC

Presentation and discussion on jail and prison treatment options and innovative programs.

11:10am - 12:30pm - Reentry & Mental Health
Jeni Coxon, LMSW, Professional Consulting Services

Presentation and discussion on the varying degrees of mental health treatment needs, access to medication and treatment, housing, employment, family dynamics, and recidivism concerns.

Online registration, visit here
Flyer available, here