Risk Assessment & Treating Clients in Crisis – David Nowell
- Discover a systematic strategy for evaluating suicide risk assessment
- Identify traits associated with violent or suicidal behavior
- Strategies to improve interview and mental status exams
- Six techniques to increase validity in the risk assessment interview
- Avoid malpractice claims
This seminar recording is guaranteed to increase your skills and raise your confidence as you encounter high risk clients and situations. You will walk away with the tools needed to meet the current professional and legal standards of care to accurately assess and treat clients in crisis.
- Integrate worksheet (provided) for best-practice documentation of current risk, clinical reasoning and safety planning
- Strategies to perform interviews and mental status exams in adversarial situations
- Manage acute risk versus chronic risk
- Guidelines to determine appropriate level of intervention based on current risk
- Follow-up protocol for high-risk circumstances
- Identify cultural factors in determining severity of stressful events
- Role of the mental health clinician in threat assessment
- Document nuanced clinical decision-making with greater confidence
- Discover the single most important principle of risk assessment.
- Implement best practices regarding documentation of risk assessment.
- Develop strategies for performing interview and mental status exams in adversarial situations.
- Provide distinct approaches for managing acute risk versus chronic risk.
- Discuss guidelines for determining appropriate level of intervention based on current risk.
- Identify appropriate steps to avoid malpractice claims.
High Risk Clients
- Suicide risk
- Risk-potentiating stressors
- Identify protective factors
- When to conduct and document risk assessment
- Frequency of assessment with your high risk clients
- Variables that contribute to increased violence
Clinical Skills Specific to Risk Assessment
- A comprehensible risk assessment protocol
- Best use of Mental Status Exam
- Strategies for eliciting key clinical data
- 6 techniques to increase validity in risk-assessment
Managing Clinical Risk
- Manage acute risk vs chronic risk
- Safety planning vs “safety contracts”
- Involving clients in safety
- School or workplace “threat assessment” versus self-harm assessment
- The 3 P’s of effective clinical documentation: Parsimony, Payment, and Protection
- Documentation principles which drive excellent clinical care
- Avoiding malpractice claims
- Examples of effective clinical notes
- Risk-assessment worksheet
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