Correctional Mental Health Care Conference

July 20 - July 21, 2014

Join hundreds of forward-thinking correctional mental health professionals for a two-day exchange of thought leadership and inspiration across a wide range of mental health topics. You will learn about best practices, emerging legal issues and practical approaches to care delivery — and get actionable insights, techniques and tools you need to improve care in your facility. The program and agenda are now available for download. See you at the beautiful Omni Interlocken in July!

This program is supported by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association and the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals. We also thank the County Sheriffs of Colorado for their support.

Session Abstracts and Schedule
Continuing Education
Exhibitor List
Presenter Guidelines
About Denver
Exhibitor Information

Seeking Solutions, Making Connections

The growing number of incarcerated individuals with mental illness has become a crisis for correctional facilities. Patients in jails, prisons and juvenile facilities require treatment to meet health care standards and to improve their chances of successful reentry. 

This sharply focused gathering features two days of concurrent sessions, along with special networking events to enable participants to learn from each other. 

Download the final program in PDF. 

• 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
• Learn about outcome measurement, DSM-5 for corrections, traumatic brain injury, suicide prevention, involuntary medication hearings and more

"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, please download this registration form.

 Registration Rates

Extended through June 20!

6/21 through 7/15

Registration for Correctional Mental Health Care Conference* 



Registration for both the Correctional Mental Health Care Conference and the Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes* 







* Members of the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals and the Society of Correctional Physicians receive a $25 discount on early, regular and on-site rates. For details, visit www.correctionalhealth.org or www.societyofcorrectionalphysicians.org. These groups 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 15. 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 July 4 will be refunded less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after July 4. 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.

Targeted Education

The conference will feature 30 concurrent sessions in three educational tracks and special networking events to help participants make lifelong connections. Download the schedule at a glance in PDF. 

Sunday, July 20
Concurrent Session 1 — 8:15 AM–9:15 AM

Involuntary Medication Hearings: Understanding Federal and State Due Process Requirements
Speaker: Deana Johnson, JD, MHM Correctional Services, Inc.
Involuntary medication administration is fraught with risk. To ensure protection for both the patient and provider, it is critical to follow and document each step of the required due process hearing. This presentation walks through the federal and state requirements and then explores complicating factors such as medical guardians and incompetent patients.

Managing Delayed Detoxifying Inmates
Speaker: Svoboda Holt, LMHC, Corizon - Brentwood Regional
Inmates are using a wider variety of street drugs and the nature of detoxification has changed in recent years. These inmates present special challenges to staff and peers when they enter a correctional facility. Harm to self and others is a high risk. Detoxification is frequently delayed and tends to last longer than in the past or when inmates were using less toxic substances. The speaker will discuss issues surrounding these illegal substances and management strategies for detoxification.

Using a Big Picture Perspective to Fully Evaluate Inmate Suicide Risk
Speakers: Scott Eliason, MD, CCHP-MH, Corizon – Boise; Ashley Dowell, LCPC, MA, CCHP-MH, Idaho Department of Correction
Too often practitioners focus on the immediate presentation of suicidal inmates to make a determination of suicide risk without looking at the big picture. This presentation will identify statistics and risk factors for suicide, focus on the need to look at both historical and current data, describe how to assess the level of risk for suicide, review the documentation of assessment and discuss special issues surrounding difficult cases.

Concurrent Session 2 — 9:30 AM–10:30 AM

Implementing PREA Standards in the Context of Inmates With Severe Psychopathology
Speaker: Dianna Kucera, PsyD, Illinois Department of Corrections
Inmates with severe psychopathology present a unique challenge for correctional mental health professionals upon report of sexual assault. This presentation will provide an overview of the presenting symptomology as well as the factors of psychotropic medication, environment, cognitive deficits and patient background that complicate effective implementation of the PREA standards in such cases.

Will the Real Bipolar Disorder Please Stand Up?
Speaker: Glenn Treisman, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Bipolar disorder has been a well-validated, stable concept throughout the history of medicine. Debate persists about the distinction among bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia due to overlapping symptoms and complicated cases, but Kraepelin’s concept of manic-depressive insanity is still mostly intact. Several pressures have changed the diagnosis in recent years, with an accelerating tendency to overdiagnose and treat, while many true cases go undetected. This talk will present the disorder’s core features, the evidence for overdiagnosis and current ideas about treatment.

Guided Self-Change: An Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Program for Jails
Speakers: William Beverly, PhD, CCHP, Maricopa County Correctional Health Services; Jeannette Goldsberry, MA, Maricopa County Correctional Health Services

The guided self-change treatment for substance use disorders integrates cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing and relapse prevention techniques to help individuals functionally analyze their drug or alcohol problems and develop effective plans for changing. This is an innovative, evidence-based program that enables the use of outcome measures in a correctional setting.

Concurrent Session 3 — 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Excess Morbidity and Mortality in Serious Mental Illness: Pathways and Prevention
Speaker: John Wilson, PhD, CCHP-MH, MHM Correctional Services, Inc.
The workshop describes five pathways to excess morbidity and mortality among inmates with serious mental illness and the interventions needed to address this excess. Individuals with serious mental illness live 10 to 25 years less than those without serious mental illness. This gap may be widening. Strategies to support enhanced care for this population are provided.

The Evolution of the DSM and Its Impact on Correctional Mental Health
Speaker: Thomas Fulks, PsyD, Corizon; Sonya Khilnani, PhD, Corizon
A major paradigm shift has occurred. It's called the DSM-5. The breakneck speed at which we must assess our patients has created anxiety among clinicians struggling to adopt the new manual. This presentation will explore the struggles clinicians are facing with the DSM-5, examine how the new organizational structure will benefit correctional clinicians and discuss the limits and treatment considerations for using the DSM-5 in corrections.

Planning and Implementing Effective Mental Health Services in Jails
Speaker: David Stephens, PsyD, University of the Rockies School of Professional Psychology
This presentation will describe the process for planning and implementing mental health services in jails. The mental health needs of jail inmates are different from those of prison or DOC inmates, and providers need know how to appropriately respond to these needs. The speaker will identify specific issues related to mental health services in jails and discuss how to effectively provide those services.

Educational Luncheon — 12:15 PM–1:30 PM

Perspectives on Hepatitis C Infection and Depression
Glenn Treisman, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Chronic hepatitis C infection affects 12% to 35% of inmates nationally. Practitioners providing treatment in corrections need up-to-date information about treatment options and patient safety. This engaging lecture will share information on the latest recommended treatment regimens as well as the psychiatric complications that make reatment more challenging for many patients. Dr. Treisman will help attendees understand the assessments and treatments for psychiatric complications using patient examples.

Concurrent Session 4 — 1:45 PM–3:15 PM

Serious Mental Illness and Segregation: Recommendations for a System That Works
Speaker: Joel Andrade, PhD, LICSW, MHM Correctional Services, Inc.; Jeffrey Metzner, MD, CCHP-A, University of Colorado School of Medicine
The use of segregation is a contentious topic. Courts have consistently ruled that the placement of inmates with serious mental illness in long-term segregation (i.e., 23 hours/day lockdown) is unconstitutional. This presentation will review two professional associations' responses, discuss clinical aspects that need to be addressed and conclude with recommendations for a clinically informed approach to the successful management of this issue.

Creating an Evidence Base: Measuring Outcomes of Mental Health Treatment in Corrections
Speaker: Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH, MHM Correctional Services, Inc.; John Wilson, PhD, CCHP-MH, MHM Correctional Services, Inc.
This workshop explores the value of measuring mental health treatment outcomes for individual clients and our field as a whole. Differences between evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence are explained, emphasizing the value of the latter with nonpharmacological interventions. The importance of creating an evidence-base for mental health is discussed. Options for measuring outcomes are presented, including those within DSM-5.

Treating the Adolescent Male Psychopath
Speakers: Mark Fleming, PhD, CCHP-MH; Peter Lee, PharmD, MBA, CCHP; Chuck Jones, DrPH, CCHP
The presentation will focus on differentiating between diagnostic criteria between psychopathy and sociopathy in adolescent males and examine both genetic and environmental influences. It will explore cultural issues and end with treatment recommendations for adolescent males residing in a correctional environment.

Concurrent Session 5 — 3:45 PM–4:45 PM

The Nature of Suicide Behavior Disorder and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury
Speaker: Wayne Popowski, MA, CCHP, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Self-mutilation can be one of the most anxiety-producing events for both clinical and administrative staff in a prison setting. This presentation will discuss spectrum behaviors of self-mutilation and distinguish true suicidal intent from those behaviors within the nonsuicidal spectrum.

CCHP-MH: Specialty Certification for Correctional Mental Health Professionals
Speaker: Matissa Sammons, CCHP, National Commission on Correctional Health Care; Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH, MHM Correctional Services, Inc.; Mark Fleming, PhD, CCHP-MH, Corizon - Brentwood Regional
Correctional mental health professionals must provide effective, efficient care to a high-need, high-acuity population while navigating strict security regulations, crowded facilities and myriad legal and public health considerations unique to this specialty. To meet these challenges, continual professional growth is essential. Specialty certification provides formal recognition for practitioners who have engaged in ongoing, focused and targeted professional development. CCHP-MH specialty certification is a validation of your dedication to continuing competence and quality service delivery.

Operating Expenses for Mental Health Services
Speaker: William Kissel, MAS, MS, CCHP, Correct Care Solutions
This program will focus on the key budgetary issues and management areas that encompass a correctional behavioral health care program. Specific area of study will include staffing, medications, medical costs and proactive actions that will ensure quality care while reducing financial risk.

Monday, July 21
Concurrent Session 6 — 8:15 AM–9:15 AM

Applying the Adverse Childhood Experiences Research to Trauma-Informed Care
Speaker: Lisa Drogosz, PhD, MTC Medical
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study has significant implications for correctional mental health care. The speaker will discuss applications of this research to the diagnosis and treatment of persons in the criminal justice system, and provide suggestions for interventions and implementation strategies addressing trauma histories for men, women and juvenile offender populations.

DSM-5 Diagnosis and Treatment of Aggression, Attention and Mood in Adolescents in Corrections
Speaker: Kim Nagel, MD, Wexford Health Sources Inc.
This talk will address treatment of adolescent disorders of aggression, attention and mood with respect to overprescribing and misdiagnosis. It will discuss the research that led to the creation of the diagnosis of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder and review the DSM-5 criteria for bipolar, ADHD, ODD and DMDD. Best practices for prescribing psychotropics and psychotherapy in these disorders in corrections will be reviewed.

The Recovery Plan: Facilitating Inmate Reentry
Speaker: David Stephens, PsyD, University of the Rockies School of Professional Psychology
This presentation will describe the process of reentry from jails and prisons, differentiating between the needs of those reentering society from both types of settings. It will examine what has been done to help inmates with reentry, and the strengths and weaknesses of previous efforts focused on reentry. Finally, it will present the Recovery Plan, a document and process that has been used effectively to help inmates avoid recidivism and a return to incarceration.

Concurrent Session 7 — 9:30 AM–10:30 AM

Differentiating Between Mental Illness, Aberrant Behaviors and Neurological Diseases in Aging Inmates
Speaker: Kori Novak-Tennyson, PhD, The Mellivora Group; Jason King, PhD, The Mellivora Group
This presentation will describe the differences among mental illness, aberrant behaviors and aging neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Following a brief overview of these issues, the focus will turn to differences in these elements, how to educate staff on early identification and how to deal with aging and mental illness issues in the incarcerated environment.

Parental Support and the Relationship to Health and Lifetime Experience of Abuse
Speaker: Elizabeth Hoener, MA, ComCor, Inc.; Barbara Joyce, PhD, RN, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
This study describes parental acceptance/rejection of women in a community corrections setting to determine if a relationship exits between parental acceptance and rejection, lifetime experience of violence and documented health status.

Managing Behavioral Health Risk: A Rikers Perspective
Speaker: Neil Leibowitz, JD, MD, Rikers Island Correctional Facility; Jesika Asaro, MEd, CCHP, Corizon - Dover Regional
Mental health providers are often asked to evaluate and manage patients at high risk for self-harm. Through case vignettes from Rikers Island, this presentation will provide a paradigm for managing difficult patients and situations in correctional health care settings. Topics to be discussed include effective use of the therapeutic relationship, suicide watch, group programming, medication management and appropriate medico-legal documentation.

Concurrent Session 8 — 11:00 AM—12:00 PM

Program Development for Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Treatment in a Prison
Speaker: Wilson Howe, PhD, CCHP, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Development and implementation of a day treatment program for incarcerated individuals with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance abuse is presented. The use of evidence-based treatment programs from the community is considered, including identifying changes to content or procedures critical for adapting the program to a correctional setting.

Dealing With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Speaker: Carolyn Szetela, PhD, Meharry Medical College; Roger Zoorob, MD, MPH, Meharry Medical College
Recent studies suggest a prevalence rate for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders among prison inmates at about 10% or higher. This talk will address medical, behavioral and ethical aspects of FASDs so that attendees may better recognize and respond to this disorder in their populations.

Correctional Health Care Accreditation: Benefits to Your Mental Health Program
Speaker: Tracey Titus, RN, CCHP, NCCHC
A well-managed, organized health and mental health care system empowers administrators, and staff to minimize risks to individuals and the facility. NCCHC’s Standards for Health Services are widely recognized as the benchmark for establishing and measuring a correctional health services system. Attendees will better understand the importance and benefits of correctional health care and correctional mental health care accreditation.

Educational Luncheon — 12:15 PM–1:30 PM

Gender Dysphoria: Clinical and Legal Aspects
Joel Andrade, PhD, LICSW, MHM Correctional Services; Robert Diener, MD, MHM Correctional Services
This presentation will review the diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria, with focus on incarcerated individuals, as well as the current World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People. The courts rely heavily upon these standards in making decisions on gender identity issues. Drs. Andrade and Diener will provide insights into the clinical and legal aspects of working with transgendered individuals in a correctional setting. Clinical examples will illustrate key points.

Concurrent Session 9 — 2:15 PM–3:45 PM

Efficacy of Group Therapy in Corrections Settings
Speaker: Shama Chaiken, PhD, CCHP, California Correctional Health Care Services; Brittany Brizendine, PsyD, MBA, CCHP, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
The speakers will review literature related to the use of group therapy in corrections settings and share information regarding selection of participants, therapist core competencies and management of issues unique to the forensic population. Structured approaches for treatment of specific forensic populations and SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices will be described.

Turning Involuntary Antipsychotic Medication Policies Into Practice
Speaker: Michael Stanfill, PhD, King County Correctional Facility
This session is an overview of current practices and policies surrounding the use of involuntary antipsychotic medications in correctional settings. Following a brief review of relevant judicial findings, the session will focus on the application and implementation of such policies in both pre-adjudication and post-adjudication settings. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and problem-solve issues with the group.

Negligence or Deliberate Indifference? How to Avoid Civil Liability
Speaker: Joseph Goldberg, JD, Weber Gallagher
Medical professionals who render treatment to inmate-patients are subject to civil liability under both state and federal law. Risk management techniques that apply to the private sector become more important in a correctional setting. Even if the treatment meets professional standards of care, the medical professional can be held civilly liable if found to be in deliberate indifference to the patient’s rights or safety. The speaker will discuss issues commonly raised in lawsuits and ways to avoid legal liability.

Concurrent Session 10 — 4:00 PM–5:00 PM

Efficacy of Higher Dose Decanoate Antipsychotics for Inmates With Severe Psychotic Disorders
Speaker: Robin Belcher-Timme, PsyD, CCHP, Delaware Department of Corrections; Rhonda Montgomery, MSN, APN, Delaware Department of Corrections; Troy Thompson, MD, Delaware Department of Corrections;
The Delaware Department of Correction has begun to aggressively treat severe and persistent mental illness, guided by research on antipsychotics and rapid metabolizers. This presentation will describe how the use of depot medications, specifically high doses of haloperidol decanoate, has resulted in improved management of this difficult population. It also will discuss ethical considerations, policy issues, guiding research and case studies.

The Intersection of Traumatic Brain Injury, Substance Abuse, Mental Illness and Criminality
Speaker: Jennifer Gafford Daugherty, PhD, CCHP, Denver Health; Brad McMillan, PhD, South Middlesex Correctional Center, Kim Gorgens, PhD
The State of Colorado, the Denver Sheriff Department and the University of Denver have collaborated to provide free neuropsychological and traumatic brain injury screening to a population otherwise not served by those services, and to develop programming to meet the needs identified in the assessment. This presentation will describe this collaborative program and review its outcomes.

Benefits of Dog-Assisted Therapy and Music Therapy for the Mentally Ill
Speaker: Christy Simpson, LCSW, CCHP, Gwinnett County Detention Center; Alexandra Pajak, MSW, CCHP, Corizon - Brentwood Regional
The presenters will provide a research literature review and discuss practical implementations of two group therapy models for incarcerated individuals with mental illness. Specifically, they will present the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy and music therapy as affordable and effective therapeutic interventions that contribute to decreasing symptoms and decreasing agitated behavior in mentally ill inmates.

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 #886452976-2611) for 15 Social Work continuing education contact hours.

Recognition of Your Expertise

Correctional mental health professionals make a difference every day. Your knowledge of how to work in a jail or prison setting was likely gained through hard-earned professional education, on-the-job training and direction from more experienced colleagues. How can you get recognized for the special expertise you've gained? Consider becoming a Certified Correctional Health Professional - Mental Health (CCHP-MH) in 2014.

Benefits 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

In addition to CCHP-MH, the CCHP and CCHP-RN exams will be offered as well. To learn more, visit www.ncchc.org/cchp.

The exams will be offered on Saturday, July 19. The application deadline is June 13. Learn more at www.ncchc.org/cchp-mh

Please note: your registration for the exam is completely separate from your conference registration and is not included in your conference fee (and vice versa).  

"There are countless “unsung heroes” in our correctional facilities around the country providing essential mental health services and improving and saving lives. Obtaining the CCHP-MH credential can help elevate recognition of the expertise required for these positions. 

Taking the exam turned out to be a pretty enjoyable learning experience. The exam questions required thoughtful answers – not an easy thing to pull off with a multiple-choice test!  Questions tapped my ability to think through sequences of alternatives and develop solutions to common, but often complicated, mental health situations.  

Now I have my CCHP-MH credentials and proudly put them behind my name.  I hope others pursue this step, too.  NCCHC has been a leader in developing standards, resources and training in correctional mental health services.  The CCHP-MH credential is another example of NCCHC raising the bar." -- John S Wilson, PhD, CCHP-MH, Senior Clinical Operations Specialist, MHM Services, Inc.



A Welcome Retreat

All events will take place at the Omni Interlocken, 500 Interlocken Drive, Broomfield, CO, just outside of Denver. Parking is free at this beautiful hotel and retreat. Refresh yourself on new findings in the field among breathtaking views and astonishing natural beauty. Guest rooms are available for $145 per night. Book by June 30 to receive the special rate. Reserve online or call (303) 438-6600.



Tabletop Exhibits:

Academy of Correctional Health Professionals


Certified Correctional Health Professional (CCHP)

Correct Care Solutions

Diamond Pharmacy Services

Marathon Engineering Corp.

MHM Correctional Services, Inc.

National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Wexford Health Sources, Inc.

Grants and Sponsors: 

Alkermes, Educational grant for session 302, Managing Delayed Detoxifying Inmates

MHM Correctional Services, Inc. for Perspectives on Hepatitis C Infection and Depression

Wexford Health Sources, Inc.: Attendee portfolios


Presentations are due: June 20, 2014

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 20-21, 2014, 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 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


Get away from it all, close to it all

The Omni Interlocken Hotel puts you near everything, including outdoor fun and a host of attractions. You’ll have a hard time staying indoors with such a gorgeous backdrop.

Denver boasts the nation’s largest park system, 90 golf courses and more than 650 miles of paved bike trails. Sports fans will love Denver’s seven professional sport teams and three downtown sports stadiums. Denver is also home to an impressive performing arts center, a wide collection of museums and galleries, a variety of restaurants and a growing music scene.

With so much to do, you’re sure to have a good time. Find more fun things to do in Denver.

Arts & Culture 
Collage Children’s Museum – 10 miles
Fiske Planetarium – 10 miles
Denver Art Museum – 15 miles
Denver Museum of Science and Nature – 15 miles
Denver Performing Arts Complex – 15 miles

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center – 3 miles
Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse – 10 miles
Celestial Seasonings Tea Company – 10 miles
Downtown Boulder – 10 miles
Coors Brewery Tours – 12.5 miles
Denver Aquarium – 15 miles
Colorado State Capitol – 15 miles
Denver Zoo – 15 miles
Downtown Denver – 20-minute drive
Black Hawk Casino – 40 miles
Central City casinos – 40 miles

Flatiron Crossing shopping and entertainment complex – walking distance
Pearl Street Mall (Boulder’s pedestrian mall) – 8 miles
16th Street Mall (Denver’s pedestrian mall) – 15 miles

Outdoor Recreation 
Scenic Arkansas, Clear Creek and Colorado Rivers (whitewater rafting) – 30-120 miles
Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park – 15 miles
Red Rocks Amphitheater, a world-famous natural amphitheater – 20 miles
Eldora Mountain Resort family ski resort – 25 miles
Gold Lake, a great location for horseback riding – 45-minute drive
Estes Park, gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park – 45 miles
Breckenridge ski resorts – 90 miles
Pikes Peak – 95 miles

University of Colorado, Boulder Campus – 10 miles
Coors Field, home of MLB’s Colorado Rockies – 15 miles
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, home of the NFL Denver Broncos – 15 miles
Pepsi Center, home of the NHL Colorado Avalanche – 15 miles
Colorado State University – 65 miles
Folsom Field, home of the CU Buffalo - 8 miles

Dining & Entertainment
Gordon Biersch – 0.5 mile
Benihana (family dining) – 0.5 mile 
Red Robin (family/casual dining) – 0.5 mile 
Village Tavern (family/casual dining) – 0.5 mile

Reach Your Customers and Prospects

Put your products and services in front of this dedicated audience of mental health professionals in a cost-effective easy set-up tabletop exhibit. They want to see you! 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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Sponsorship Opportunities


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For more information, contact Carmela Barhany, Sales Manager, at Sales@ncchc.org or 773-880-1460 extension 298.