2014 Mental Health in Corrections Conference
The school of professional psychology at Forest Institute and new partner Burrell Behavioral Health are pleased to announce the program for its annual Mental Health in Corrections Conference. This year’s conference will bring together a diverse group of individuals dedicated to helping persons involved with the criminal justice system, namely offenders and their families. A wide variety of services are needed to help with the reentry process, including healthcare, housing, employment, resources provided by the faith community and many others.
This year we are pleased to bring the conference for the first time ever to our home. It will be held April 10-12, 2014 at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Missouri. This MHCC is for anyone interested in providing care for individuals and families involved with and impacted by the criminal justice system. We endeavor to bring together the many entities working to help the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, and their families achieve successful reentry.
Attendees to the MHCC include mental health and healthcare professionals, attorneys, correctional staff, administrators, substance abuse specialists, and representatives of faith-based organizations working in a criminal justice setting. Graduate students preparing for a career in the area of corrections are also frequent participants.
The Mental Health in Corrections Conference has grown steadily over the past 20 years and we are confident that the MHCC 2014 will continue this trend. MHCC is one of the pre-eminent national conferences devoted to correctional mental health and it is our belief and hope that 2014 will be both exciting and educational.
In addition to the conference, half and full day, pre-conference workshops will be available on Thursday, April 10th. Don’t miss this opportunity to join with many other providers in the criminal justice system for education, networking and fellowship.
Jennifer L. Baker, PsyD, LMFT
conference director president
Mark Skrade, PsyD
forest institute president
Todd Schaible, PhD