2022 ACA New Orleans Program Book_152nd Congress of Correction

evidence-based skills to identify the risk factors, develop prevention strategies and build the tools to begin immediately reducing the incidence of professional misconduct in their agencies. Learning Objectives: 1.Participants will be able to describe the psychological factors involved in risk for professional misconduct. 2.Participants will be able to identify the conditions and risk factors that contribute to professional misconduct. 3.Participants will be able to recognize the warning signs for individuals at risk for professional misconduct. 4.Participants will be able to explain what works in reducing the risk for professional misconduct. Moderator: Thomas Reimers , Health Services Director, Florida Department of Corrections, Tallahassee, Florida Speakers: Dean Aufderheide , Ph.D., Director of Mental Health, Office of Correctional Health, American Correctional Association, Alexandria, Virginia; Chris Hendry , National Director, Warden Exchange, Prison Exchange, Tallahassee, Florida

C-3F Breaking Bad: Why Good Correctional Staff Do Bad Things — Identifying Risk Factors and Implementing Prevention Strategies (CE-RN, Y CE) Room 255 Track: Multi-Disciplinary Service Team Sponsored by the Behavioral Health Committee Staff misconduct is a growing concern for correctional officials across the nation. As research on the effects of workplace stress on employee misconduct advances, authorities are recognizing correctional staff are especially vulnerable to making poor decisions that can lead to doing bad things. Experts in clinical and forensic psychology and corrections will examine the conditions that make correctional officers and other staff at risk for professional misconduct. Using video clips and case studies, these experts will explore the organizational influences and psychological factors for how good correctional staff becomes vulnerable to bad behavior. The critical role of leadership and supervisory staff in deterrence will be discussed and the utility of positive psychology and mindfulness will be examined. Participants will acquire


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