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Activity Dates: 04/17/2023 - 04/17/2026

AAPP 2023 registration is closed.

Session Time and Location

The live session is complete.

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner, or other health care professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of individuals living with mental health and/or substance use disorders, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Session Summary

Since the closing of many state-run facilities in the United States in the 1960s, there has been a significant increase in the number of mentally ill in the jail and prison systems. This, coupled with the strengthening of the US’s criminal justice system, has led to a significant increase in the number of incarcerated individuals nationally, with our jails and prisons now acting as the largest mental health facilities in the country. Calls for criminal justice reform have included goals of identifying methods of reducing the incarceration of the mentally ill. These goals include an evaluation of ways in which mental health crises are managed within communities; provision of safe, affordable housing; interventions to reduce criminal recidivism among justice-involved patients; and the application of the ACT model to justice-involved individuals to allow for better community integration.

Published Research Related to this Session: 

  • Lamberti JS, Weisman RL.  Essential elements of forensic assertive community treatment.  Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 29:278-297, 2021.     
  • Lamberti JS, Katsetos V, Jacobowitz D, Weisman RL.  Psychosis, mania and criminal recidivism:  Associations and implications for prevention.  Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 28:179-202, 2020.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for this session, you must:

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  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date.
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by AAPP to CPE Monitor.

Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported within 24 hours to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online in their ACPE Transcript.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Review why people with serious mental illness are over-represented throughout the criminal justice system.
  2. Describe current pharmacological and psychosocial approaches to preventing criminal justice system involvement among individuals with serious mental illness.
  3. Discuss forensic assertive community treatment (FACT) as an emerging best practice for serving justice-involved adults with serious mental illness.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/17/2023 - 04/17/2026
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-23-031-H99-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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