Speaking Engagements

Dr. Barboza has been invited and accepted to present at venues across the United States and internationally.  Below is a sample of recent and upcoming speaking engagments. She provides training on behavioral health topics and inspirational speaking on self-care and living to one’s fullest potential.   Upcoming Events August 1-2, 2022 NCCHC Correctional Mental Health […]

Custody and Clinical Training

Across all disciplines, staff who work in correctional setting require training specific to working with offenders who have mental illness and behavioral disorders.  Correctional systems were not intended to provide care and treatment to the mentally ill.  Further, the seriousness and acuity of our mentally ill patients has grown over the past decade, as have […]

Clinical Consultation

Challenging clinical cases are present in all correctional facilities.  Whether patient needs are related to significant psychiatric symptoms, behavior dysregulation, frequent and intractable self-injury or suicide prevention, I can offer support.  I review each case through a lens of down-to-earth experience and evidence-based practices, to support patient improvement, staff education and provide a foundation for […]

Facility-Specific Consultation

Unique challenges and risks faced by individual facilities related to self-injurious behavior, suicide, mental health needs that exceed current capacities, and deficits in staff training are addressed through individualized, tailored, specific (and realistic) recommendations and supports. Treatment and management of mentally ill offenders requires an understanding of the needs of the facility as well as […]

Correctional System Consultation

Constitutional law requires that all correctional systems provide adequate and necessary healthcare services to offenders.  Mental health services, including psychiatric and non-psychiatric care, are part of required treatment.  Given the growing number of individuals with serious mental health needs entering and remaining in our facilities, correctional systems, both large and small, are struggling with how […]

Court Monitoring

Legally binding court orders require detail-oriented, efficient and practical monitoring for compliance.  I offer monitoring for compliance with court orders, consent decrees, settlement agreements and other legal arrangements to simultaneously address constitutional issues while moving toward compliance using real-world experience and knowledge.  My career has been dedicated to improving the provision of mental health services […]

Expert Opinion

Constitutional law requires that all correctional systems provide adequate and necessary healthcare services to offenders. Mental health services, including psychiatric and non-psychiatric care, are part of required treatment. National standards, state laws and federal statutes exist to address “how” services are to be delivered. Given the complexities of the correctional environment and the demands of […]