Treating Clients in the Criminal Justice System (3 hours)

Ed Roberts


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This 3-hour course provides detailed information on how to best use the information obtained through the screening and assessment process as identified in the course “Screening and Assessment of Criminal Justice Clients” in order to match the offender to appropriate treatment services. It begins in the first section by examining triage and placement issues. Section 2 reviews substance abuse treatment planning.


By participating in this Distance Learning Course the trainee will:

Section 1: Triage and Placement in Treatment Services

1. Identify treatment levels and components

2. Explore potential barriers to triage and placement

3. Recognize steps in creating a triage and placement system

4. Examine steps in compiling information to guide triage and placement decisions

Section 2: Substance Abuse Treatment Planning

1. Identify methods for assessing the severity of substance use disorders

2. Identify methods for assessing the severity of co-occurring disorders

3. Define criminality and psychopathy

4. Examine issues related to client motivation and readiness for change

5. Recognize methods for implementing an effective treatment planning process

Your Course Instructor:
Ed Roberts, M.A., LCDC, CCJP

Ed Roberts is Director of Treatment Operations for CEC/Civigenics, Inc. – the largest “for profit” provider of correctional treatment programs in the country. He is the former Clinical Director for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, has authored numerous articles, and has collaborated with Dr. Stanton Samenow in the design and on-screen presentation of the video & DVD series “Commitment to Change”. Ed has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and received certification from the William Glasser Institute in the practice of Reality Therapy. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors, and the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors. Ed also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and has served as a trainer/consultant for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC).

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