Your first contact with a Psychologist will come during the Admission and Orientation Program. You will be asked to complete a Psychology Service Questionnaire (PSIQ)and participate in a brief interview. The information from the interview, PSIQ, and PSI will be used to complete a short intake screening report that will be included in your Central File and used in planning your program at FCI Phoenix.
UNIT TEAM MEETINGS
A Psychologist will attend classification team meetings and 90 day reviews as needed.
Psychologists will be available for individual psychotherapy on an as needed basis. Inmates may request an appointment by submitting a Cop-Out to the Psychology Department. An appointment will be scheduled on the call-out sheet.
GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT GROUPS
Psychologists will be conducting various groups and workshops for the inmates in the facility. When offered, the group will be posted on the bulletin boards in the units, Education, and the Psychology Department.
The Psychologists are available for discussion of any personal problems. If you have a serious problem of an emergency nature that limits your ability to cope with day-to-day activities, a Psychologist will see you as soon as possible, usually the same day. Please ask your detail supervisor or unit staff member to notify the Psychology Department as soon as possible. Non-emergencies will be scheduled on the call-out sheet on a timely basis.
DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM/SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMMING
Inmates with histories of drug and/or alcohol abuse during the past five years should discuss their interest in and need for drug abuse/substance abuse programming with their Unit Team and Psychologist during the intake screening. Individualized programs will be designed to meet each inmate’s needs and may consist of one or more of the following: group therapy or counseling, personal development groups, individual therapy or counseling, correctional counseling, crisis intervention, prerelease counseling, and voluntary groups.