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Ethical Decision Making for the Use of 1013s
Thursday, September 10, 2020, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM EST
Category: LPCA Sponsored NBCC approved

Many people are confused about what to do in the face of a mental health emergency. What constitutes a mental health emergency? As with any medical emergency, a mental health emergency can be life threatening. Most of the time mental health emergencies are those involving the threat of suicide or the occurrence of an actual suicide attempt. Other types of mental health emergency may involve the threat of harm to another person. 5.5 Hour LIVE webinar

LPCA and Riverwoods Behavorial Health are pleased to present:

Ethical Decision Making for the Use of 1013s

Learning to assess mental health emergencies and intervene appropriately during a crisis can prevent a patient from following thorough with the threat of harm to self or others. School Counselors, Licensed Professional Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and others often encounter people under the influence of a mood altering substance or violent person. Police Officers, Sheriffs and State Patrol Officers often will encounter individuals with unusual/bizarre behavior or under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Learning to identify a crisis and to be able to ethically navigate the mental health system is critical to the care of the patient and ensures the safety of the people around the patient.

This seminar will include tips on assessing mental health emergencies.  The participant will learn how to conduct a suicide and homicide risk assessment, conduct a mental status exam and a substance abuse evaluation.  There will also be a discussion of the common diagnosis for people presenting in the emergency room in crisis and the types of psychotropic medications commonly used for these diagnosis.  Other topics will include ethical issues related to the care of the patient while in the emergency room, duty of warn (if any for your state) according to the law of the state and the Tarasoff court case (The original 1974 decision mandated warning the threatened individual, but a 1976 rehearing of the case by the California Supreme Court called for a "duty to protect" the intended victim.)The discussion will also include involuntary commitment, what treatment looks like (inpatient/outpatient) and some discussion around insurance.

Date:  September 10, 2020

Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 PM (1 hr Break at Noon for Lunch)

CE Hours: 5 Ethics Hours

This is an LPCA and NBCC Approved Workshop

Registration Fee:  Free

Register for this event below.



Ralph Menard, LPC

 Director of Risk

Ralph has been a part of the Riverwoods team since 2014. He has worked as a utilization review coordinator, inpatient therapist, and emergency room assessment coordinator. Ralph earned his B.A. in Psychology from Auburn University and M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision and leads the mobile assessments team as the Director of Mobile Assessments for Riverwoods. Ralph is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and is credentialed as a Nationally Certified Counselor.