FMC Butner Mental Health of Prisoners

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The Psychology Services Department at FMC Butner consists of a Complex Chief Psychologist, a Deputy Chief Psychologist, eight Staff Psychologists, Psychology Interns, a Drug Treatment Specialist, and a Psychology Technician. The Cadre and Med/Surg Units each have at least one assigned psychologist and intern. Other staff psychologists are assigned to the inpatient psychiatric unit. We offer individual and group counseling on an as-needed, voluntary basis and coordinate treatment with psychiatry services, when indicated. Group therapies may focus on anger management, stress management, coping skills, grief/loss, depression, and support for various medical problems. FMC-Butner does not have a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP); however, we offer drug education classes as well as non-residential substance abuse counseling on a voluntary or mandatory basis. As new groups become available, information fliers will be posted in the housing units. Psychology Services also provides part-time employment as a suicide watch inmate observer and voluntary work in palliative care. If you are interested in any of these programs, please fill out an “Inmate Request to Staff” form, commonly known as a “copout” and send it to Dr. Reardon (Cadre Units/Suicide Watch Prevention) or Dr. Williams (Med/Surg Units/Palliative Care), or Dr. Landis, Deputy ChiefPsychologist. FMC-Butner does not have a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP); however, if you are interested in learning more about RDAP and eligibility requirements, you may submit a Cop-Out to Dr. Landis or to Ms. Mitchell, Drug Treatment Specialist.

DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS There are currently three different drug programs at this facility.

They are:

I. Forty-hour Drug Education Class
Transitional Drug Treatment
Non-residential Drug Treatment

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