Risk Assessment & Treating Clients in Crisis by 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
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
More information about Medical:
Medicine is the science and practice of establishing the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.
Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease,
typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others.
Medicine has been around for thousands of years, during most of which it was an art (an area of skill and knowledge) frequently having connections to the religious and
philosophical beliefs of local culture. For example, a medicine man would apply herbs and say prayers for healing, or an ancient philosopher and physician would apply bloodletting according to the theories of humorism.
In recent centuries, since the advent of modern science, most medicine has become a combination of art and science (both basic and applied, under the umbrella of medical science).
While stitching technique for sutures is an art learned through practice, the knowledge of what happens at the cellular and molecular level in the tissues being stitched arises through science.