Learn how to quickly assess and triage mental health emergencies. Information will be provided on performing suicide and homicide risk assessments, mental status examinations, and evaluation of the need for detoxification.
Emergency Mental Health
Mental health emergencies occur daily. They present themselves in emergency rooms nationwide. They present themselves in schools, primary care offices, jails, the workplace, churches, and most anywhere. The majority of people who commit suicide see their primary care physician during the month prior to their death; however, the symptoms of the suicidal patient are often overlooked. Many have spoken with pastors, counselors, or others about their despair. Learning to assess and appropriately intervene can often prevent the patient from attempting suicide. School counselors, managers, and others often encounter the chemically dependent or violent individual. Law enforcement personnel often encounter persons with bizarre behavior and those under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Learning to recognize the symptoms of mental health emergencies and how to address them is often vital to the safety of the individual and others.
In this hands-on and practical seminar, participants will learn how to quickly assess and triage mental health emergencies. Information will be provided on performing suicide and homicide risk assessments, mental status examinations, and evaluation of the need for detoxification. Mr. Webb will discuss recognizing likely diagnoses based on knowledge of the patient's psychotropic medications. Other topics will include the practitioner’s liability regarding emergency mental health, including the practitioner's duty to warn and protect per the Tarasoff court case. The value of "contracts for safety" will also be discussed. Involuntary commitment, inpatient, and outpatient treatment criteria will be discussed in relation to both your state’s statutes and third party payment.
Vyne Education (formerly known as Cross Country Education) was formed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals with clinical, skill-based continuing education. Since 1995, we have been providing training and continuing education to more than a million professionals in the fields of physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, behavioral health, nursing, long-term care, coding and billing, regulatory compliance, dentistry, health information, and healthcare administration. We are approved providers of continuing education with over 35 professional healthcare associations and work with numerous reputable national and state boards and associations. Our mission is to bring high quality education to the professional so he/she can provide better care and outcomes for their patients and clients.
In 2015, we became a non-profit organization and changed our name to Vyne Education, allowing us to better serve the growing healthcare community. We are dedicated to the educational growth, improvement, and skill development of students and professionals by providing learning opportunities nationwide; through more than 4,500 live educational events each year, over 1,200 hours of online learning courses, and an extensive catalog of educational products. Vyne Education continues to lead the way in providing quality continuing professional development for healthcare professionals.
Very knowledgeable—great information, accurate and assistive for those in the crisis field regardless of their role. This has been the best training I have been to…great materials!
Counselor from Rogers Counseling Center
Tim Webb is an excellent presenter—one of the best I have ever heard! His case examples were great and helpful. I learned a lot today and I plan to use what I've learned.
Social Worker, Morganton, NC
Tim was a dynamic, energetic and knowledgeable speaker with an excellent sense of humor. This seminar should be a requirement for all social workers.
Social Worker, Baltimore, MD