Correctional Mental Health Care Conference

July 12 - July 13, 2015

Join hundreds of forward-thinking correctional mental health professionals for a two-day exchange of thought leadership and inspiration. Learn about best practices, emerging legal issues and practical approaches to care delivery — and get actionable insights, techniques and the tools you need to improve care in your facility. 

This program is supported by the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association.

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Program Information
Continuing Education
Presenter Guidelines
About Long Beach
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pursuing quality to improve care

The growing number of incarcerated individuals with mental illnesses presents enormous challenges to mental health professional in correctional facilities—and to the correctional field as a whole. Patients in jails, prisons and juvenile facilities need mental health treatment to meet care standards and to improve their chances of successful reentry

This sharply focused gathering of mental health professionals features two days of concurrent sessions, along with special networking and information-sharing events.

• Get the latest information from correctional mental health experts
• Discover innovations in mental health care research, delivery and treatment
• Find out how facilities like yours are overcoming budget constraints while maintaining quality services

"This conference allowed me to take a step back from my daily routine and examine all of the ways I can provide better overall care to the population I serve, while protecting myself and the interests of my department and without sacrificing anything." 
– Allison Genberg, LCSW, CCHP


Register online to receive immediate confirmation and payment receipt. If you are new to our online registration system, you must first create your log-in and password. To register by mail or fax, download the registration form.

 Registration Rates

Through June 12

June 13 - July 7

Registration for Correctional Mental Health Care Conference* 



Registration for both the Correctional Mental Health Care Conference and the Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes*
Save $130 when you register early for both events!






* Members of the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals and the Society of Correctional Physicians receive a $30 discount on early and regular rates. Learn more about these groups at www.correctionalhealth.org and www.societyofcorrectionalphysicians.org. These organizations are independent of NCCHC and the discounts are offered as a courtesy.

To be considered preregistered, your registration with full payment must be received by July 7. After this date, all registrations must be processed on-site.

Registration includes breakfast and lunch each day and full access to the proceedings in electronic format.

Note: Registration for, attendance at or participation in NCCHC conferences and associated activities constitutes an agreement to permit NCCHC to use and distribute (now and in the future) the registrant's or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing. Cancellations received by June 19 will be refunded less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after June 19. Delegate substitutions are allowed at any time, but NCCHC must be notified in writing. Registrants who fail to attend the conference and do not notify NCCHC are responsible for full payment.

Questions? Call (773) 880-1460 or email info@ncchc.org.

The conference will feature two full days of focused mental health discussions, 30 educational sessions and special networking events to help you make lifelong connections.
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Conference Hours
Sunday, July 12 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Monday, July 13 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Roundtable Breakfast Discussions

Participate in roundtable discussions each morning and get energized for the day ahead. You’ll have your choice of topics and the chance to interact, ask questions and seek advice from peers. Light breakfast will be provided. Open to all attendees.

Conference Learning Objectives

• Demonstrate an increased understanding of pervasive as well as emerging mental health problems within correctional populations and related management issues

• Identify best practices in evaluation, treatment and management for incarcerated individuals with mental illness

• Enhance skills necessary to manage mental health care delivery in correctional settings

• Apply the NCCHC standards for mental health services to mental health programs in correctional facilities


CCHPs: Certified Correctional Health Professionals may earn up to 15 contact hours of Category I continuing education for recertification.

Nurses: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
NCCHC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 contact hours.

Physicians: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NCCHC designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PsychologistsThe National Commission on Correctional Health Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCCHC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This educational activity has been approved for up to 15 hours of credit.

Social WorkersThis program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (approval # 886452976-6197) for 15 Social Work continuing education contact hours.

Download instructions for claiming CE credits »

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All events will take place at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, 200 South Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802. To receive the special conference rate of $155 (single or double), make your reservation by June 19. Call 800-233-1234 and tell the agent that you are attending the NCCHC Correctional Mental Health Care Conference to receive the discounted rate. Or reserve your room here »

This upscale waterfront hotel offers views of the Pacific, stylish rooms and first-rate conference facilities. The city of Long Beach, 22 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, features a historic landmarks, upscale shopping, fine dining and a beautiful oceanfront. 

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Recognition of Your Expertise

Correctional mental health professionals make a difference every day. Your specialized knowledge was likely gained through hard-earned professional education, on-the-job training and direction from more experienced colleagues. Get recognized for the special expertise you've gained by becoming a Certified Correctional Health Professional - Mental Health in 2015.

Benefits of CCHP-MH certification include:

  • Elevating your basic CCHP certification with specialty certification in your field
  • Demonstrating a foundation of expertise in your specialty
  • Assisting correctional facilities in identifying your specialized knowledge
  • Encouraging the field at large to recognize mental health care in corrections as a specialty

The exam will be offered on Saturday, July 11, followed by the Correctional Mental Health Care Conference. The exam application deadline is June 4. Learn more at www.ncchc.org/cchp-mh

Apply at www.ncchc.org/cchp-mh-applying or download the application

Please note: Registration and fees for the CCHP-MH exam are separate from conference registration and fees.


Presentations are due: June 22, 2015

Please use the Powerpoint template provided here.

Speaker disclosure form

Your presentation for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care is one of the most important means of exchanging information among correctional health care professionals. These guidelines will help make your presentation as effective as possible.


The time allotment for most sessions is one hour. Please do not go over your allotted time because it will disrupt the program schedule. Plan your talk to allow 10 minutes for questions. (Adjust accordingly if your session is more than one hour.) If you have special needs for your presentation that have not already been accounted for, contact Deborah Ross, Director of Meetings, in advance - at deborahross@ncchc.org.

Plan to speak slowly and clearly so that everyone can understand you, especially if you discuss a topic not covered in your visual presentation materials. As a rough guideline, you should allow for approximately 2-3 minutes per slide that you use for your talk. Therefore, we recommend that you plan for approximately 12-20 slides, maximum, for a 50-minute talk. An introductory slide should show the title of your presentation, your name with credentials and your affiliation.

Because the session rooms can be much larger than typical conference rooms, use large, well-spaced type on your slides and allow space for the border around the image. The maximum number of lines on your slide should be 8-10 lines of type that is preferably 24 pt size or larger for most text and never smaller than 18 pt for any text. Please use the provided template. 

The organizations that allow NCCHC to offer continuing education require that NCCHC keep copies of presentation materials. In addition, conference attendees are entitled to receive presentation materials for every session, so you MUST provide an electronic copy of your slides. This must be sent to NCCHC by the requested deadline. Otherwise, it is your responsibility to provide presentation handouts, typically 100 copies per session. A copy of the handout also should be provided to NCCHC.


Arrive at your session room 10 minutes before the talk begins to discuss any special arrangements or problems with the session moderator. Please check the audiovisual equipment you will be using. A laptop will be provided.

Before your talk, the moderator will introduce you, giving, at minimum, your name, professional affiliation and presentation title. If you would like additional information to be shared with the audience, please communicate that to your moderator.

Always speak into your microphone, and when someone asks a question, please repeat it succinctly. Please refrain from making comments that could be perceived by others to be disparaging to the profession of correctional health care or the patients we serve.

Remember, you typically will have a maximum of 50 minutes for your entire presentation plus 10 minutes for questions and answers. Your moderator will signal you when you have approximately 10 minutes remaining. Your moderator may interrupt you, if necessary, to allow adequate time for questions from the audience.

  • Update your email signature to include a message such as “See you at the Correctional Mental Health Care Conference, July 12-13, 2015, www.ncchc.org/mental-health-conference."
  • Provide information about the event and your presentation in your organization’s newsletters as well as other communications.
  • Place the conference banner or logo on your organization’s website and/or as part of your e-mail signature. It’s available on the conference site under “exhibitor information.”
  • Include the Correctional Mental Health Care Conference on your company calendar on your website, if applicable.
  • Add information about the conference to your organization's intranet calendar.
  • Use social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to publicize your plans to present. 
  • Develop and distribute a press release.
  • A PDF of the conference preliminary program is available for distribution to your professional contacts. 
For more information, email: Deborah Ross, Director of Education & Meetings, tel: (773) 880-1460 x 286


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The ultimate combination of luxury and convenience is yours at one of the best beachfront hotels in Long Beach. Boasting spectacular ocean views and lavish amenities, Hyatt Regency Long Beach is a unique urban retreat perfect for business and pleasure.

Take advantage of the hotel's unparalleled location near Aquarium of the Pacific and the Long Beach Convention Center. Challenge yourself with championship golf on a variety of courses, with special rates arranged by the concierge. Spend a day visiting the famous Southern California landmarks and amusement parks - including Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm – only 30 minutes away.

Hop on the Passport Shuttle to wander through the shops and sights of the city, complimentary for transportation to select locations within one mile of the hotel. Whether you prefer to walk along the beach, meander through the Aquarium or experience history aboard the Queen Mary, everything you could want to explore is within reach.

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Put your products and services in front of this dedicated audience of mental health professionals in a cost-effective easy set-up tabletop exhibit. For more information on sponsorships, advertising or exhibiting, contact Sales Manager Carmela Barhany at Sales@ncchc.org or 773-880-1460, ext 298.

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