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High Risk Clients: Effectively Handle Five of the Most Critical Scenarios You’ll Face as a Clinician

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Objectives

  1. Complete a comprehensive mental health assessment that encompasses a multitude of clinical concerns including mental status, lethality, substance abuse and trauma.
  2. Identify signs of and risk factors for suicidal ideation in clients and effectively respond in order to ensure the safety of the client.
  3. Recognize indicators of substance intoxication, withdrawal and overdose in clients and establish protocol for responding appropriately.
  4. Assess for risk of violence in a clinical setting and develop skills to effectively and safely intervene during an acute crisis.
  5. Examine ways in which client responses to trauma are often misdiagnosed as mental health disorders and consider the clinical implications of this.
  6. Create accurate and comprehensive documentation of clinical crises to protect all.

Copyright : 04/18/2018

Suicide Assessment and Intervention: Assess Suicidal Ideation and Effectively Intervene in Crisis Situations with Confidence, Composure and Sensitivity

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Assess individuals at risk of suicide with a clinical approach that identifies both explicit and implicit expressions of suicidal thought.
  2. Ascertain key indicators of imminent suicide and develop a strategy for determining when and how to hospitalize clients.
  3. Formulate a CBT and DBT oriented case conceptualization that addresses how to effectively work with specific populations including veterans and the elderly.
  4. Employ a collaborative safety approach to help clients survive a suicidal crisis while avoiding the pitfalls of suicide contracting and the false sense of security and decreased clinical vigilance that can accompany their use.
  5. Connect suicidal clients with communication strategies that convey your compassion and support and effectively strengthen the therapeutic alliance.
  6. Reduce access to lethal means with tips and tactics for implementing a multi-systemic approach that incorporates the suicidal person’s social connections into their safety plan.

Outline

Suicide: Who, When, How and Where

Elicit Key Information from Suicidal Clients: Assessment and Level of Risk Formulate Treatment Plans that Help Clients Regulate Emotions and Make Them Feel Valued and Connected Confidently Handle Crisis Situations Suicide Grief Support and Innovative Suicide-Specific Care ReInvest in a Life Worth Living: Rekindle the Desires of the Heart

Please Note: PESI is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.

Copyright : 06/08/2018