Practical Tips for Working With Offenders With Mental Health Diagnoses

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Practical Tips for Working With Offenders With Mental Health Diagnoses


Time:On Demand
Duration:  1 hour

The webinar will provide participants with a brief overview of mental health diagnoses/symptoms they may face when dealing with the public and offenders, plus it will cover:


  • An introduction to the sequential intercept model and how the criminal justice system can be categorized in regards to possible intervention opportunities 
  • A discussion of a few case studies and key points to consider when working with individuals with mental health concerns or diagnoses
Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize key components of mental health concerns/diagnoses
  2. Identify the different intercepts in the sequential intercept model
  3. Use the examples and key points discussed in reference to case studies and apply them to their interactions with clients and offenders with mental health concerns
Please note: this webinar is a free event, and no CEUs or certificates of participation are provided. All registrants will receive a copy of the recorded webinar and slides if you cannot attend the live event.




Clinical Services Director
Sixth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services


Malinda received her PhD in Social Work from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May 2005, with the emphasis in mental health. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), a Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP), International Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Sex Offender Treatment Professional (SOTPII). She currently works for the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services (DCS) in Iowa. Previous to her current employment, she was the Coordinator of a Jail Alternatives Program, where she designed and implemented this program to address the growing population of individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders within the county jail setting as well as a social worker within a secure forensic hospital setting. She has also been active in other state and community organizations, boards and committees focusing on various treatment needs of correctional clients.