Introduction to Behavioral Health

Introduction to Behavioral Health provides a basic overview of behavioral health systems so that criminal justice and mental health professionals can share an understanding of the needs of their common clientele and ensure that treatment and court supervision are coordinated.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the components of the mental health and substance abuse systems
  2. Understand the symptoms and basic terminology of mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders (CODs)
  3. Describe the principles of effective treatment for mental illnesses and CODs

Presentation

Presentation

Covers the key concepts of this module in depth. Presentations consist of 35-45 slides. You control the pace of the Presentation by clicking from one slide to the next. You will need access to a computer to complete this step, and you must have Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer to play the Presentation’s audio and video features. Estimated completion time: 45-60 minutes.

Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Suggests further reading—including articles, books, and examples of programs—to supplement what you’ve learned in this module.