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Involuntary Hold - What's the Emergency?
Tuesday, August 04, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: LPCA Sponsored

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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.  In a situation where a patient is decompensating or becoming psychotic and is being guided by audio/visual hallucinations it is sometimes possible that there is a threat posed to another person..  One-hour LIVE webinar.

Date:  August 4, 2020  Tuesday

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CE Hours: 1 CORE

This is an LPCA and NBCC Approved Workshop

Registration Fee:  $39.00 for Non-Members
                              $19 to members

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 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.

Presenter:  Mamie Jones, M.A., LPC, MFT, PhD – Candidate

  • 10 years of experience working in emergency medicine
  • Private practice  
  • Active Board Member for the Licensed Counseling Association of Georgia and was instrumental in lobbying for the right of LPC’s in Georgia to author a (1013/involuntary hold).
  • Advisory Board at Clark Atlanta University.
  • Graduate of The University of West Alabama with a B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing an M.A. in Community Counseling with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy and currently in the dissertation phase of a doctorate in Organizational Leadership program at Argosy University.
  • Ms. Jones has conducted several seminars on topics related to mental illness and crisis intervention at conferences and seminars around the state of Georgia.
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Date:  August 4, 2020  Tuesday

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 

CE Hours: 1 CORE

This is an LPCA and NBCC Approved Workshop

Registration Fee:  $39.00 for Non-Members
                              $19 to members


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