The psychology services department at the institution consists of psychologists and drug treatment specialists. During the admission and orientation program, each inmate will have a chance to be interviewed individually by a member of the psychology staff. During this screening psychology staff can get to know each inmate and inmates may ask questions about services of the department. Psychology services provide crisis intervention and brief counseling. Any inmate can request a consultation by submitting an inmate request to staff member, form. Counseling sessions are ordinarily confidential unless there is an indication of harm to others, harm to self or any security violation.
A full range of drug treatment services are also available. The residential drug abuse program (DAP) is a nine month 500 hour drug treatment program. The inmates in this program are housed separately for treatment purposes. The non-residential drug program is a 12-24 week program that meets 1-2 hours a week. The drug education program provides basic information on drug addiction. Self-help groups to include smoking cessation are also offered and the schedule can be found in psychology services. Final drug treatment decisions are made by a DAP coordinator.
Any inmate experiencing adjustment problems, emotional difficulty or personal/family concerns, should consider seeking assistance from psychology services before the problem causes significant stress.