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Personality Pathology within Community Corrections: Epidemiology, Risk and Treatment Implications

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4/3/2012 11:55 AM
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Friends of the UNH Library Present a Lecture on Community Corrections Programs

University of New Haven: community corrections, psychologyUniversity of New Haven: W. Amory Carr, events W. Amory Carr

What:

The Friends of the UNH Library will host a presentation by W. Amory Carr on personality disorders and their risks and treatments within community corrections programs on Thursday, April 19.

Who:

W. Amory Carr is an assistant professor of psychology at UNH and a licensed clinical psychologist. Carr has published several articles on the rehabilitation of the mentally ill offender, both in institutional and community settings.

He also serves as a consulting psychologist at the Bronx Mental Health Court in New York, where he evaluates criminal defendants for their suitability for of being transitioned into community treatment. Carr holds a B.A. in psychology from Morehouse College, an M.A. in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fordham University. He completed his doctoral internship at North Central Bronx Hospital.

When:

Thursday, April 19, 3 p.m.

Where:

Marvin K. Peterson Library

Details:

Community corrections encompass a variety of supervisory, corrective and therapeutic interventions designed to reduce the societal burden of incarceration. The number of individuals supervised by probation, parole and the multitude of alternative-to-incarceration programs has grown significantly over the past two decades.

One of the common practices in making decisions about who and how to supervise these individuals is an overall assessment of their level of risk and an identification of the risk factors that must be addressed in community settings. While risk assessments often focus on the potential for violence, risk for community treatment failure is becoming a common goal.

Carr will discuss personality disorders and personality pathology with regard to their applicability in legally-mandated community supervision and treatment settings.