FMC Lexington Mental Health of Prisoners

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The Psychology Services Department at FMC Lexington, provides a number of treatment and programming options for inmates.

Each housing unit will have a psychologist or intern psychologist assigned to it. The unit psychologist provides an initial psychological screening during the Admission and Orientation program as well as crisis intervention, brief counseling, and individual psychotherapy as necessary. In addition, unit psychologists frequently conduct psycho-educational group programs addressing topics such as Stress Management, Anger Management, Sexual Abuse Survivor Issues and Values Clarification.

Furthermore, several housing units have particular missions, for example Residential Drug Treatment, Forensic Studies, or Behavioral Medicine. For inmates housed in these units, FMC psychology staff provide specialized services, including the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), forensic evaluations (for court ordered pre-trial and pre-sentence inmates), and behavioral medicine programs (such as weight loss/ control, chronic pain management, biofeedback).

Lastly, FMC psychologist staff are also involved in the coordination of numerous inmate programs, including Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, Drug Education Program, Suicide Prevention Program, Hospice Volunteer and Companion program, and HIV/AIDS Education.

Inmates experiencing a severe crisis (such as suicidal thoughts or behavior) should contact a psychology staff or their staff immediately. However, for inmates interested in receiving any other psychology service, or who seek additional information regarding a psychology service, may submit an Inmate Request to Staff to their unit psychologist.

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