Justice and mental health training offered at Northwestern

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Justice and mental health training offered at Northwestern

January 18, 2011

More than 100 individuals will be attending a justice and mental health training at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Jan. 25 and March 1 at Northwestern-Enid, 2929 E. Randolph.

The objective of this training program is to provide community-based collaborative services to persons who have been diagnosed with mental illness and who are either on probation or parole.

Instructor Bryan Bell, training specialist with the Division of Training and Staff Development at the Department of Corrections, will be on hand to provide his expertise on motivational interviewing, adult offender standardized assessment protocol and evidence based practice and transitional case planning.

Tammie Vail, regional housing facilitator at Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and training instructor, has a diverse background in mental health and social services. Vail will provide instruction to mental health professionals during the training sessions.

Funding for the program is provided by the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program.

For information on programs in the mental health field, contact Dr. L.R. DeSecottier, associate professor of psychology, at lrdesecottier@nwosu.edu or (580) 213-3136.