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.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Quickly assess and triage mental health emergencies
- Assess and intervene with suicidal, psychotic and dangerous patients
- Assess and intervene with substance withdrawal
- Completing the mental status examination
- Understand when and how to involuntarily commit patients
- Inpatient vs. outpatient criteria related to your state and managed care
- Legal and liability issues, including duty to warn and your
responsibilities regarding EMTALA
- Patients at the greatest risk of suicide
- Precursors to suicide
- How to assess the risk for suicide and violence
- Which instruments to use to assess for suicide, violence, sexual
aggression and substance withdrawal
- When to hospitalize vs. utilization of the full outpatient continuum of
- Crisis interventions for suicidal and psychotic patients
- How to develop effective safety plans
- Which patients require detoxification from substances
- How to assess withdrawing patients, including use of the CAGE and CIWA
- Which psychotropic medications are often associated with which psychiatric
- How to perform a mental status exam, including the Folstein
- How to justify the appropriate level of therapeutic care to managed care
- The legal and liability implications of emergency mental health assessment
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
TIM WEBB, M.A.Ed., LPC,
is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 18 years experience who provides
emergency mental health assessment and treatment services in Winston-Salem,
North Carolina. Currently, he serves as the Assessment and Referral Center
Director for Old Vineyard Youth Services, an inpatient psychiatric treatment
facility for children and adolescents, where he is responsible for developing
comprehensive assessment and intervention programs for youth and their families.
Mr. Webb has extensive experience training clinical and residential direct care
staff and has provided emergency mental health services in a variety of settings
including emergency rooms, jails and outpatient clinics. During the provision of
outpatient evaluation and therapy services, Mr. Webb has encountered a number of
suicidal, homicidal and psychotic clients for whom emergency services became
Mr. Webb has developed unique treatment strategies including "The Relapse
Prevention Song" and "The Cliff," a unique schema for assisting clients in
understanding the interplay between their risk factors. He has spoken at the
Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina's annual
conference as well as the Sexually Aggressive Youth conference in Greensboro,
North Carolina. Mr. Webb receives enthusiastic reviews from seminar participants
for his practical, interactive presentation style.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE
"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." - Renee Rostan, 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."
- Brenda Brewer, Social Worker, Baltimore, MD
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Social Workers
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Case Managers
- Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
- Nurse Practitioners
- Clinical Directors
- Program Managers
- Primary Care Physicians
- Emergency Room Physicians
- Utilization Managers
- Physician Assistants
- School Nurses
- Emergency Room Practitioners
- Law Enforcement
- Correctional Staff
- Guidance Counselors
- Human Resources Staff
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SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in 7:30 AM; Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM