Dealing with the Mentally Ill in the Population You Serve

Cert # 4561-043072

This course is a vital ingredient of any law enforcement training program today!


One of the most pressing issues facing the criminal justice system today is the overwhelming number of mentally ill offenders. The rates are high for the adult population, and skyrocketing in the juvenile population.

Unfortunately, despite this national trend, staff members in institutions as well as probation staff are not trained to deal with the mentally ill.


"In this day long training, law enforcement staff are given what they need, to more effectively deal with mentally ill inmates or offenders in the field, allowing more safe and effective interactions,"Dr. Broder said.


This comprehensive  course familiarizes participants with the psychiatric disorders that affect offenders in their custody or on their caseload. Participants are also given tools to help them deal with this population.

This course covers mental disorders seen in adolescents and adults including the following: Oppositional Defiant Disorder; Conduct Disorder; Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-ADHD; Bipolar Disorder; Depression; Anxiety ; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder-OCD; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-PTSD; Psychosis (including Schizophrenia); The Personality Disorders (Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial, Paranoid, Histrionic) and Substance Use Disorders.

Participants learn signs and symptoms of each disorder, medications used for each and which illicit drug effects mimic mental illness. Participants learn what is meant when someone receives a DSM V diagnosis. Case studies are used to illustrate what different mental illnesses look like and what these individuals experience. Plenty of resources and directions for further inquiry are provided.

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