This practical workshop offers a psychiatric format for conducting mental status exams when working with children as well as adults. A variety of clinical components are carefully explored, which may enrich assessment and optimally guide treatment. Rating scales, as well as the current strategy of “Treatment to Target,” is included in this fascinating presentation. Several issues related to professional / client boundaries which may occur during these exams will also be reviewed from an ethical standpoint. Role play demonstrations will be employed to illustrate how various components of the exam are best recorded. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and examples of ethical and logistical issues they have experienced while using Mental Status Exams in their respective clinical settings.
Includes One Hour of Ethics
Snow date: April 25, 2018
The Masters Series in Mental Health is a 5 part series taught by Kim Masters, MD, a Harvard trained, innovative Psychiatrist with more than 40 years of experience in providing compassionate, individualized care to children, adolescents and adults. Clinical mental health providers will find his 3-hour seminars to be insightful and empowering. Practical, evidence-based skills are offered, to enhance and enliven any mental health practice, with a breath of fresh air. Dr. Masters gracefully presents a variety of mental health topics, designed to improve understanding, initiate dialogue among practitioners, promote compassionate care, enhance expertise, and optimize well-being. A true master in the art and science of psychiatry, Dr. Masters has been providing "whole person care" for more than four decades.
The links below explore more topics offered in this series. Join us for any combination of the 5 seminars.*
01/17/18 Masters Series – Childhood Disorders: Path to Violence
02/14/18 Masters Series – Conversion Disorder and other Somatoform Disorders: Historical Context, Diagnostic Features, and Current Treatment
03/14/18 Masters Series – Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment throughout the Life Span
*Receive discounted registration fees when registering and paying for all 5 sessions at the same time
Your target audience will consist of mental health professionals including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, school counselors and other professionals interested in this subject.
- Describe how to complete a psychiatric mental status exam for children and adults
- List and describe at least two rating scales as well as the main tenets and benefits of “Treatment to Target”
- Discuss ethical issues related to professional boundaries which may occur during mental status exams and how they may be best addressed
Full Series/ Single Session
The Masters Series in Mental Health - ENTIRE SERIES (I would like to register/pay for all 5 classes in this series!)
4/18 1:00 PM–4:15 PM
The Masters Series in Mental Health - How to Complete a Psychiatric Mental Status Exam: Clues to Psychopathology
4/18 1:00 PM–4:15 PM
3.000 Contact Hours
3.000 NBCC Hours
3.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
15.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
15.000 Contact Hours
15.000 NBCC Hours