BOP Psychology Treatment Programs –

Individual and Group BOP Psychology Treatment in Federal Prison – medical intervention including Sex Offender Treatment Sessions.

  • BOP Psychology Treatment Counseling Internship Programs are available at these participating facilities.

  • Life Connections Program (LCP) – a residential faith-based program, not religion specific.
  • Bureau Rehabilitation and Values Enhancement (BRAVE) Program – a cognitive-behavioral, residential psychology counseling treatment program for young males serving 1st sentence, to create a smoother adjustment to prison. Medium Security, 32 years or younger with a sentence of 60 years or more.
  • Female Integrated Treatment (FIT) Program- for female inmates with substance use and trauma-related disorders, along with other mental illnesses. There is also an RDAP pathway within the FIT Program.
  • Steps Toward Emotional Growth and Awareness (STAGES) Program – a program for those with a serious mental illness and/or a ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’. Must volunteer and have a willingness to engage in their treatment.
  • Challenge – a program for male inmates in a Penitentiary (High Security) facilities. Treats those with substance abuse and/or mental illness disorders (psychotic, mood, anxiety or personality).
  • Parenting Program – a program for providing inmates information and counseling through directed classes on how to enhance their relationship with their children even while incarcerated.
  • Mental Health Step Down Program – a program for those who do not require inpatient treatment – who lack the skills to function in the general population. Serious mental illness.
  • Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) – an intensive treatment program where offenders experience living in a pro-social community. Available in Spanish. 2018 Current RDAP Locations.
  • Nonresidential Drug Abuse Program – a program requirement for supervised released or through judicial recommendation; where there is substance abuse offense.
  • Drug Abuse Education (does not include treatment).
  • Resolve – a program for those with a Mental Health Diagnosis-related to trauma. Designed to decrease the incidence of trauma-related psychological disorders – to improve A persons (male or female) level of functioning.
  • Skills – a program for inmates with intellectual disabilities, neurological deficits and social deficiencies (ie: Autistic). Participation can be at the beginning of their incarceration but can be at any time and ongoing.
Sex Offender Crimes: Psychology and Psychiatric Treatment Programs – Attorney Preparation
  1. Before the Sentencing Hearing is the time to get your client a medical, mental health and psychosexual evaluation, confidentially if need be.
  2. A defendants PSF allows at minimum placement at a low-security institution, and they are definitely disqualified from minimum-security (camp) placement,
  • Sex Offender Treatment Program: Residential (SOTP ‐R) – a program for high-risk sex offenders, available during the last 36 months of their sentence. Have a history of: multiple sex crimes, excessive non-sexual criminal history, have a high level of sexual deviancy or hyper-sexuality.
  • Sex Offender Treatment Program: Nonresidential (SOTP ‐NR) – a program for low to moderate first-time sex offenders with a single history of an Internet sex crime. Intended to identify offenders who are likely to re-offend.
  • Sex Offender, ‘NEW Program’ – Butner’s Sex Offender Treatment Program  Replacement [Page 11] -(Butner Doctoral Psychology Internship 2018/2019)
    • Commitment and Treatment Program for Sexually Dangerous Persons –
      • FCI Butner’s SOTP was recently replaced by the Commitment and Treatment Program (CTP) for Sexually Dangerous Persons (i.e., treatment for civilly committed offenders), is responsible for the psychological treatment of the inmate, implementation of behavior management plans, and coordination of the multidisciplinary treatment team. Treatment is holistic and multidimensional with the ultimate goal of reducing sexual dangerousness and criminal recidivism potential.
      • The Forensic Evaluation Service conducts psychological evaluations and provides documentation pursuant to civil commitment hearings, subsequent progress reviews, and other reports.
  • Butner FMC Services-Healthcare in Federal Prison
    • Inpatient Forensic program at the FMC accepts inmates at the discretion of the federal courts for various pre- and post-trial forensic evaluations (e.g., competence, sanity, violence risk), for voluntary hospitalization for mental health treatment, or subject to federal quasi-criminal commitment. Staff, including interns (with supervision), provide expert testimony in federal courts throughout the United States when called upon to do so.
    • Behavioral Medicine program involves working with inmates who present with psychophysiological disorders, psychological factors affecting their physical conditions, and/or physical conditions that have psychological sequelae. Staff may provide group and individual treatment for psychophysiological disorders, including hypertension, chronic pain, tension and migraine headaches, anxiety disorders, etc., and inmates with terminal or severe diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, and AIDS. Staff also assist in the implementation of the Palliative Care Program for terminally ill patients nearing death.
Healthcare in Federal Prison:
Educational/Vocational training