CPI News Brief Volume 13 Issue 3 * February 2024

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Registration is Now Open for CPI Webinar Entitled “Navigating Crisis Situations with Justice-Involved Individuals”

Scheduled for February 27 at 3PM

Please join us for this important webinar, “Navigating Crisis Situations with Justice-Involved Individuals”, led by Elizabeth Ford, MD scheduled for Tuesday, February 27 from 3pm - 4pm.

Please note that this event requires preregistration. Please click here to register.

Capacity is limited, so please register soon.

The focus of this session will be on identifying ways in which contact with the criminal justice system can impact individuals with mental health disorders in the community and their responses to crisis service interventions in a variety of clinical settings, including mobile community treatment, emergency rooms, and inpatient units.

You will earn a certificate for participating in this webinar. CEUs will not be provided.

Elizabeth Ford, MD is the Clinical Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Chair and Co-Founder of the Justice-Involved Behavioral Health Workgroup in the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. She specializes in the mental health care of, and advocacy for, individuals who are currently or formerly incarcerated, and in the education of multi-disciplinary providers about the complex interface between the behavioral health and criminal justice systems. Most of her almost 20-year career has been in direct care and leadership roles at Bellevue Hospital and Rikers Island. Dr. Ford continues to publish in peer-reviewed academic journals, chairs the American Psychiatric Association’s workgroup on the care of individuals in jails and prisons, and wrote a critically acclaimed narrative about working on Bellevue Hospital’s jail psychiatric service.

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