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Counseling in Corrections - University Heights
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When: Friday, February 23, 2018
9:00 AM
Where: United States

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Counseling in Corrections Ohio’s prisons currently house about 50,000 inmates—of which approximately 20% receive mental health treatment while serving a court-imposed term of incarceration. By law, every inmate is afforded the opportunity to receive mental health services based upon their symptoms and diagnostic impression. As you can imagine, challenges arise when dealing with this forensic population. This workshop will look at the similarities and differences between community versus correctional counseling. Further, we will have an in-depth discussion about the challenges dealing with this population as it pertains to personality disorders and those deemed “malingering”. Lastly, we will explore evidence-based theories and techniques commonly used to treat incarcerated offenders when preparing them to return to society. 1. Participants will be given an opportunity to learn what services are available to mental health caseload inmates within the institution as opposed to those receiving inpatient and outpatient services in the community. 2. Participants will gain knowledge of some of the more difficult personality disorders to treat in a correctional setting and the potential reasons why. 3. Participants will learn how “Malingering” is identified and diagnosed in a correctional setting. 4. Participants will be able to identify which evidence-based theories, techniques, programs and/or curriculum are most commonly used to counsel those seeking treatment while incarcerated. Vincent Giammarco, MA, LPCC-S, LCDC III is a Clinical Forensic Counselor who has worked extensively with adolescents and adults who have been incarcerated, on Probation/Parole, or otherwise had been court-ordered for alcohol/drug, mental health, and/or sex offender treatment and rehabilitation. Over his 19-year career to date, he has worked at a variety of entry-level, mid-management, and upper level positions for local government agencies. Vincent has held positions as an Alcohol/Drug Counselor in Lorain County; a Probation Officer with the City of Cleveland Municipal Court; a Social Worker Supervisor and Mental Health Administrator for the Ohio Department of Mental Health; a Parole Officer and Parole Services Supervisor with the Ohio Adult Parole Authority; and currently is the Mental Health Administrator for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction at the Lorain Correctional Institution. Vincent received his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Psychology in 1994 with a minor concentration in Criminal Justice and his Master’s Degree of Arts in Community Counseling in 1999—both from John Carroll University. He is currently a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with the Training Supervision Designation and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Ohio.

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John Carroll University

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Venue Name
John Carroll University - Dolan 202-203

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1 John Carroll Blvd

Venue City
University Heights

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