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Dr. Don Kamin

Monroe County Office of Mental Health
Chief, Clinical & Forensic Services
Rochester, NY, USA


DON KAMIN, Ph.D. is the Chief of Clinical and Forensic Services for the Monroe County Office of Mental Health and a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  He collaborates with law enforcement and others in the criminal justice system to address the needs of individuals with mental illness through system reform and training initiatives. Dr. Kamin helped develop the first Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) in New York (in the Rochester Police Department) and continues to provide consultation and training for that Department and other law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in Monroe County including the Mental Health Court.  A former Police Academy Instructor, he is currently a Master Instructor for the NYS Office of Mental Health and the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services and trains trainers to deliver police-mental health curricula. Past consultation work has involved training for both the NYS Office of Court Administration and the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice.

A graduate of Vassar College, Dr. Kamin received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Ohio University. He completed pre-doctoral training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine / University Hospitals of Cleveland and post-doctoral training in forensic psychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
 

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