USP Coleman I Mental Health of Prisoners

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In Psychology Services there are clinical psychologists who provide assessment and treatment for problems such as depression, anxiety, and interpersonal issues. Treatment is offered through individual and group psychotherapy, as well as several self-help programs which utilize self-help books.

This department also offers Drug Abuse Education, Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment, CODE, and referrals to the Residential Drug Abuse program.

Consultations with psychiatrists are arranged through Psychology and Medical Services staff to meet the needs of inmates who may require their services.

Psychology Services: All inmates will be screened by Psychology Services staff during the institution’s Admission and Orientation (A&O) Program. Screening includes an individual interview. Psychologists are available for individual and/or group psychotherapy as needed. Inmates interested in services can submit an Inmate Request to Staff Member (Cop-out) to Psychology Services. Mental health services are offered in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as for other behavioral or emotional problems, sexual assault prevention, and the CODE program.

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