Correctional mental health and behavioral health services. They are required by law, governed by statutes and standards, and fraught with complexities and legal risks. Effective programming requires planning, development, training and measurement. Correctional systems cannot meet legal and clinical expectations without expert consultation. Dr. Barboza, a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the development, delivery, and measurement of programs for the mental and behavior health needs of incarcerated individuals, can help.
Dr. Barboza was awarded the 2018 B. Jaye Anno Award of Excellence in Communication from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC)! Read about it here.
Recent Postings on Jail Medicine.com
Dr. Barboza is available for speaking engagements related to correctional mental health services, general mental health issues as well as personal development topics. She is well-versed in a number of topics and is often described a very engaging, down-to-earth, and able to connect with audiences of all kinds. For recent and upcoming speaking engagements, please visit her Speaker page.
Click on the link below to hear Dr. Barboza's interview regarding Correctional Stress hosted by Lorry Schoenly on Correctional Nurse.net
Sound, legal opinions based on best practices and national standards.
Dr. Barboza's years of expertise in providing correctional behavioral health services, monitoring programs, and working on the development of national correctional healthcare standards makes her an excellent candidate for expert witness services related to behavioral health care in correctional settings. Dr. Barboza is available to provide her expert opinion on individual or programmatic concerns. Regardless of the source of fees or referral, Dr. Barboza operates as an independent evaluator and consultant. Her conclusions and recommendations are offered in an unbiased, ethical and professional manner utilizing a best practices approach based on national standards for correctional healthcare.
Needs of the chronically and seriously mentally ill and suicide prevention
Mental health program development and review