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Managing Dangerous Situations in Mental Health


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Counseling / Social Work / Psychology
Contact Hours:   
Registration Fee:   $179

1. Discuss the FOCUS method of increasing client, clinician, and community safety
2. Assess for suicide, violence, and clinician safety
3. Manage volatile and/or armed clients in the session, clinic, or facility
4. Demonstrate effective techniques to de-escalate clients and design panic systems
5. Explain how to use body proxemics, spacing, and verbal de-escalation
6. Recognize the nonverbal "tells" of client stress

Target Audience
• Social Workers • Licensed Professional Counselors • Psychologists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors • Mobile Crisis Teams • School Counselors • Intake Coordinators • Case Managers • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners • Psychiatrists • Nurses • Administrators • Law Enforcement • Pastoral Counselors/Clergy • Corrections Officers • Emergency Medical Technicians

Confirmation Notes
Receive unlimited access from the time of purchase through completion and submission of the online exam. Once the exam is taken the seminar will be available for 30 days before course access expires.
CE Information: Click on the "purchase" button for CEU details.

Is My Client Safe? Am I Safe?
Client, clinician, and community safety should be the ultimate goal of every mental health professional. Daily, we encounter suicidal and violent clients. Sometimes, these clients even become aggressive during assessment, therapy sessions, or on inpatient, detox, or residential treatment units or may even engage in spree shootings or other mass violence. Accurate and rapid assessment are vital as well as a rapid and effective response. Encountering such dangerous clients often induces the fight or flight response in clinicians.
This practical, interactive seminar will introduce the clinician to the FOCUS method of intervening with dangerous clients. Clinicians will learn to rapidly assess and respond to these clients with effective interventions and crisis planning that improve client and community safety while protecting the clinician's liability. Participants will leave the course with powerful verbal de-escalations skills, knowledge of how to design a safe facility, and ways to manage armed clients. Instruction will be provided regarding the clinician's ethical responsibilities, especially related to the duty to warn and protect.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM