The Staff Psychologist is responsible for performing diagnostic, therapeutic, research, educational and evaluation functions related to psychology. The Psychologist plans, organizes, participates, and provides professional expertise for counseling programs. This includes assessing your needs and designing corresponding programs for you. The Psychologist is available by submitting an Inmate Request to Staff Member, or in an emergency, by alerting a staff member. Psychology services perform a variety of functions for the inmate population. Some of these functions include presenting psycho-educational classes on Anger &Stress Management, Drug Education, Sexual Abuse/Assault Prevention and Intervention, and programming related to the Comprehensive Residential Drug Treatment Program.
There are many counseling alternatives for inmates who have personal problems, and desire to correct them. These options include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, People In Prison Entering Sobriety, Anger Management, self image groups and other voluntary groups. Inmate participation in these activities will be encouraged upon the staff’s assessment of inmate needs, but participation in such activities is voluntary. Unit staff are available for informal counseling sessions and they also conduct formal group counseling activities.