The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies - Webinar
Distinguishing Features of Autism from Defiance: Understanding ASD in Custodial Settings (MEMBERS ONLY)
Presented by Harmony Goorley
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- Recognize key features of high functioning autism in the prisoner population.
- Recognize how aspects of the built environment exacerbate features of autism.
- Differentiate Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from personality disorders.
- Provide autism-specific intervention strategies for correctional staff.
Harmony Goorley obtained her Masters of Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a concentration in corrections. She later became a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider, and Certified Correctional Health Professional. In 2005, she began working with individuals on the autism spectrum and speaks nationally on the effective management of inmates on the autism spectrum. She remains focused on elevating care for severely mentally-ill and special needs populations. She has 10 years of jail and civil commitment experience, is a dedicated corrections clinician well-versed in treatment team management, suicide prevention, and is highly specialized in the treatment of Sexually Violent Persons and the supervision of severely personality disordered prisoners. She has held supervisory positions in civil commitment, corrections, and inpatient residential treatment facilities, as well as serving clients in addiction recovery. Harmony is also a member of the American Correctional Association’s Staff Wellness Committee, dedicated to bringing awareness to the emotional, psychological, and physical challenges experienced by correctional professionals today. Harmony currently works for Falcon Inc., an innovative team of highly experienced and progressive correctional mental health specialists aimed at solving the biggest challenges faced by correctional behavioral healthcare. http://www.falconinc.com/
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