The Psychology Services Department provides a variety of services. You are encouraged to use these services as you need them. Some of these include evaluations, crisis intervention, psycho educational groups, individual therapy, and chronic care clinics for inmates with mental illness. Evaluations are done on each person as he enters the Federal Prison System for the first time. They are also performed frequently for RRC placement, Supervised Release recommendations, and at the request of the Unit Team, Education, or Medical.
Sometimes an emergency arises and causes personal difficulties. Psychology Services can provide assistance at these times.
Inmates considering suicide should report this to the nearest staff member, who will inform Psychology staff of your situation. The Psychology A&O handout lists available programs and provides more detailed information. You are encouraged to read it to familiarize yourself with what we have to offer, and to become informed about limits of confidentiality. If you have questions about this, please discuss them with your treatment provider. Psychologists work with the Unit Team and are readily available for crisis intervention.
The preferred method to request psychological services is to complete an Inmate Request to Staff Member (Cop-Out). After reviewing your copout, Psychology staff will place you on the call-out sheet for an appointment.