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Mental Health Emergencies: Breakthrough Strategies for Crisis Intervention


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Category:
Clinical Psychology and Psychiatric
Faculty:
Tim Webb
Duration:
5 Hours 47 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
23 Mar, 2016
SKU:
POS046545
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

In November, 2014 a 68-year old male was hospitalized near Minneapolis because he was suffering from paranoia and episodes of confusion. Hours later, the man assaulted multiple nurses when he chased them out of their station, furiously swinging a metal pole. One nurse suffered a collapsed lung and another fractured her wrist, along with bruises and cuts. The man then fled the hospital and ran for blocks until police could finally take him down.

As a clinician, you will inevitably be faced with moments of crisis.

Preparing for the worst is vital to the safety of your client, yourself and others in the community. What would you have done in that scenario? In hindsight, were there warning signs hospital workers missed during intake?

As an in-take director for an inpatient psychiatric treatment center and over 20 years’ experience, Tim Webb, MAEd, LPC, will teach you the skills you need to quickly assess, triage, manage and treat clients in crisis.

Leave this seminar with new confidence that you can:

  • Protect your liability through proper documentation
  • Develop a state-of-the art safety plan
  • Identify the latest street drugs your client may be using and the dangerous side effects
  • Rapidly assess for violent, suicidal or homicidal clients
  • Teach your staff and colleagues how to respond

OUTLINE

Ethical Responsibilities and Legal Obligations in Emergency Situations

  • Tarasoff court case- duty to protect
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTLA)
  • Reporting abuse and neglect
  • Documentation
    • Justify appropriate level of care to insurance companies
    • Covering yourself and avoiding the courtroom

Mental Status Exams

  • Evaluative tools and exams
  • Differentiate signs, symptoms and behaviors
  • Learn which psychotic symptoms correlate to psychiatric vs. organic issues
  • Substance influence on mental status
  • Spot signs of delirium
  • Role of trauma and substances in diagnosis

Suicide Risk Assessment

  • High risk populations: Elderly, teens, veterans
  • Contract of Safety
  • Evaluation: 2 vital questions to ask
  • Interview strategies and techniques
  • When to hospitalize
  • Case examples

Violent or Homicidal: Assessment & Intervention

  • Identify clients most at risk
    • PTSD vs. Conduct Disorder/Anti-social Personality Disorder
    • Important time frames
    • Significant stressors
  • Interview Strategies
    • Triggers for violence
    • The power of choice
    • Physiological states
  • Handling threats to their workplace, school and home
  • Next steps to help protect others
  • Case examples

Danger in the Chemically Dependent: Alcohol, Street Drugs & Prescriptions

  • Warning signs to look for when client has used:
    • Alcohol
    • Prescription drugs
    • Synthetics
    • Heroin, Cocaine, Meth Amphetamines
  • Bizarre behaviors, lowered inhibitions and loss of body control
  • Need for detoxification
  • Keeping yourself safe- who to contact now
  • Case examples

OBJECTIVES

  1. Examine legal and ethical implications in emergency situations.
  2. Complete a mental status exam to better assess for psychotic symptoms.
  3. Demonstrate strategies to assess for suicidal, threatening, or dangerous clients.
  4. Describe proper documentation to avoid legal actions and insurance disputes.
  5. Develop effective safety plans and crisis interventions for suicidal and psychotic patients.
  6. List current street drugs and their effects on client’s mind and body.
  7. Recognize which psychotropic medications a client is using for their diagnosis.

 

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CEUs


General Credits

This course is available for 6.0 total CPDs. 

The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.

As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


*Ethics (Self-Study)

This self-study activity includes 1.0 hours of General ethics instruction. Not all boards allow ethics credit for self-study products. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services{CustomCreditField1} skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 credits.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

 

**FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to CE Broker, while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please answer YES to the question: “Do you need your hours reported to FL CE Broker?” and include your complete license number when you are prompted (i.e. MH1234, RN9876543, OT159, etc.). After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, your information will automatically be sent to cepesi@pesi.com to be reported. If you forget to answer yes, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours.


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

**FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to CE Broker, while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please answer YES to the question: “Do you need your hours reported to FL CE Broker?” and include your complete license number when you are prompted (i.e. MH1234, RN9876543, OT159, etc.). After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, your information will automatically be sent to cepesi@pesi.com to be reported. If you forget to answer yes, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.


Social Workers (Clinical/Ethics) (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 5.25 (Clinical) and 1.0 (Ethics) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test.


Social Workers - Canadian (Clinical/Ethics) (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 5.25 (Clinical) and 1.0 (Ethics) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.

**FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to CE Broker, while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please answer YES to the question: “Do you need your hours reported to FL CE Broker?” and include your complete license number when you are prompted (i.e. MH1234, RN9876543, OT159, etc.). After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, your information will automatically be sent to cepesi@pesi.com to be reported. If you forget to answer yes, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.
Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Handouts

Faculty

Tim Webb's Profile

Tim Webb Related seminars and products: 1

M.A.Ed., LPC, CEO

The FOCUS Group, PLLC - Clinical training and consultation


Tim Webb, M.A.Ed., LPC is the founder and CEO of The FOCUS Group, PLLC, a Clemmons, North Carolina based clinical training and consultation agency specializing in developing comprehensive programs for mental health crisis management. FOCUS Group helps systems ensure clinician safety; improve treatment of trauma and sexual aggression, performance enhancement and manage facility growth. His professional experiences include intake director and managing crisis services in the community, clinics and emergency rooms. As a clinical director, he has been responsible for program development, hiring/supervising clinicians and direct care staff, and all clinical operations for residential facilities. His unique combination of clinical and management experiences allow him to understand both the needs of administrative and front-line staff as he speaks to professionals in various settings.

In addition to holding Masters in Counseling from Wake Forest, Mr. Webb is a 2nd degree black belt in Mu Duk Kwan and an instructor in that martial art. He has provided clinical services in a number of jail settings and also has a background in firefighting. Mr. Webb’s unique combination of martial arts, teaching, emergency services and clinical experience have allowed him to develop the Stay Safe system of managing physically aggressive clients in a non-violent but safe and effective system.

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Tim Webb is the Founder/CEO and author for The FOCUS Group, PLLC. He has an employment relationship with Daymark Recovery Services. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Tim Webb has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

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Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Nurses, Marriage and Family Therapists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Directors, Other Mental Health Professionals

Objectives

  1. Examine legal and ethical implications in emergency situations.
  2. Complete a mental status exam to better assess for psychotic symptoms.
  3. Demonstrate strategies to assess for suicidal, threatening, or dangerous clients.
  4. Describe proper documentation to avoid legal actions and insurance disputes.
  5. Develop effective safety plans and crisis interventions for suicidal and psychotic patients.
  6. List current street drugs and their effects on client’s mind and body.
  7. Recognize which psychotropic medications a client is using for their diagnosis.

Outline

Ethical Responsibilities and Legal Obligations in Emergency Situations

  • Tarasoff court case- duty to protect
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTLA)
  • Reporting abuse and neglect
  • Documentation
    • Justify appropriate level of care to insurance companies
    • Covering yourself and avoiding the courtroom

Mental Status Exams

  • Evaluative tools and exams
  • Differentiate signs, symptoms and behaviors
  • Learn which psychotic symptoms correlate to psychiatric vs. organic issues
  • Substance influence on mental status
  • Spot signs of delirium
  • Role of trauma and substances in diagnosis

Suicide Risk Assessment

  • High risk populations: Elderly, teens, veterans
  • Contract of Safety
  • Evaluation: 2 vital questions to ask
  • Interview strategies and techniques
  • When to hospitalize
  • Case examples

Violent or Homicidal: Assessment & Intervention

  • Identify clients most at risk
    • PTSD vs. Conduct Disorder/Anti-social Personality Disorder
    • Important time frames
    • Significant stressors
  • Interview Strategies
    • Triggers for violence
    • The power of choice
    • Physiological states
  • Handling threats to their workplace, school and home
  • Next steps to help protect others
  • Case examples

Danger in the Chemically Dependent: Alcohol, Street Drugs & Prescriptions

  • Warning signs to look for when client has used:
    • Alcohol
    • Prescription drugs
    • Synthetics
    • Heroin, Cocaine, Meth Amphetamines
  • Bizarre behaviors, lowered inhibitions and loss of body control
  • Need for detoxification
  • Keeping yourself safe- who to contact now
  • Case examples

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