Correctional Psychology AssociatesChanging Corrections

Changing Corrections

Mental Health
Offenders arrive in treatment with a variety of mental health needs. Untreated, these issues often contribute significantly to the offenders’ initiation into, and maintenance, of the criminal lifestyle. We utilize a wide range of assessment methods to diagnose and treat offenders, including: initial intake interviews, formal psychological assessments, and ongoing behavioral observations. In addition, offenders are often exposed to a combination of treatment modalities and providers, who work collaboratively to develop and continually re-evaluate diagnostic impressions and treatment goals. Our assessments and interventions are empirically driven in order to provide the most efficient and cost-effective services. After an assessment of criminogenic factors (e.g., criminal history, antisocial personality traits, nature/level of affiliation with antisocial individuals, substance abuse, history of (non)compliance with supervising agents and treatment providers), the offender is prescribed a treatment regimen designed to manage current risk and reduce future risk.