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SJPA: Forum for Collaborative Exchange and Developing Pathways toward Mutual Serving of the Community Mental Health Needs
Friday, November 17, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Category: Affiliate Programs

South Jersey Psychological Association
Forum for Collaborative Exchange and Developing Pathways toward Mutual Serving
of the Community Mental Health Needs

Presenter: Ange Puig, PhD,
NJ: 35SI 00180800, PA: PS-0037380-L
With Edward Dobleman,
New Jersey State Crisis Intervention Director

When : Friday, November 17, 2017,
beginning at 8:00 am (Breakfast 8:00-8:30 am,
Presentation 8:30- 11:30 am)
Where: Ponzio’s Diner, 7 West Route 70,
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Registration Fee : $50
Students – free with school ID
3 CE credits:
Free NJPA sustaining members
$10 NJPA members
$20 Non-NJPA members


RSVP by November 10, 2017

Established in 2007, the NJ CIT Center of Excellence supports and assists counties throughout the state in developing The Crisis Intervention
Team (CIT) program for their communities. CIT program is an innovative international police model that incorporates collaboration between the
community’s law enforcement system and mental health system to respond to the needs of those in psychiatric crisis. This partnership develops
and sustains a 40-hour CIT certification program for its police departments and mental health providers in order to provide them with knowledge
about mental illnesses, crisis resolution skills and access to community based services.
CIT is an innovative first-responder model of police-based crisis intervention with community, health care, and advocacy partnerships. The
CIT Model was first developed in Memphis and has spread throughout the country. It is known as the “Memphis Model.” CIT provides law
enforcement-based crisis intervention training for assisting those individuals with a mental illness, and improves the safety of patrol officers,
consumers, family members, and citizens within the community. CIT is a program that provides the foundation necessary to promote community
and statewide solutions to assist individuals with a mental illness. The CIT Model reduces both stigma and the need for further involvement with
the criminal justice system. CIT provides a forum for effective problem solving regarding the interaction between the criminal justice and mental
health care system and creates the context for sustainable change.
Psychologists will become better informed about CIT trained police officers in how they provide a mental crisis resource when dealing with
clients and their families experiencing Mental Health crises. Additionally opportunities for Psychologist be educated about the role of law
enforcement with the client and their families dealing with crises. This forum will facilitate a model how psychologists can collaborate with Law
Enforcement in providing services to individuals with Serious Mental Illness Challenges.

Learning Objectives
● Describing CIT: History and Collaboration
● Discussing how CIT is a powerful MH prevention
Approach
● Explaining Why, What and How’s of CIT
● Fostering Dialogue between Law Enforcement and
MH providers to support the needs of Mental health
consumers
This is an introductory level program for psychologists.
This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and South Jersey
Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American
Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and
its contents.