Medical and Mental Health Professionals’ Role in Segregation: Creating Policies to Ensure Quality Care

May 31, 2018

11 am PDT  ǀ  12 pm MDT  ǀ   1 pm CDT  ǀ   2 pm EDT

Medical and mental health professionals play an important role in all areas of corrections, but especially in high-risk areas like segregation. Due to potential risks and documented bad outcomes, the use of segregation has received increased attention over the past several years.

This webinar will review the various forms of segregated housing, the current use (and overuse) of segregated housing nationally, and the short- and long-term risks patients face when placed in segregation. It also will focus on how correctional health care administrators and providers can improve outcomes, effectively advocate for patients in segregation and work with correctional departments to decrease the use of segregation.

Duration: 1 hour

Registration fee: $49

Educational Objectives

  • Describe how segregated housing is used (and often overused) in corrections
  • Examine the risks patients face when placed in segregation
  • Discuss how to improve services to and effectively advocate for patients in segregated housing

Continuing Education Credit

1.0 hour of credit is available (ACCME, ANCC, APA, CCHP)

About the PresenterLoris Hwang

Dr. Andrade holds a PhD and MSW from Boston College. He has worked in correctional mental health since 1997 and is the Director of Clinical Operations for MHM services. He has presented and published on numerous correctional health care topics including psychopathy, violence risk assessment, self-injurious behavior and designing alternatives to segregation units for correctional systems.