About the course
This is a one-day interprofessional course aimed at psychiatric nurses, support workers, psychologists, social workers and all allied health professionals who are required to undertake assessments and perform mental state examinations as part of their role.
The course aims to revisit the important parts of history taking and refresh mental state examination skills, including how to ask difficult questions about a persons experiences and symptoms.
Participants will be involved in a series of simulated scenarios using actors as well as a mini teaching sessions to refresh their knowledge of assessment and mental state examination. Debriefing models are used to assist participants to learn positively and constructively from the experience.
What you will learn from taking this course:
- to carry out a comprehensive assessment, including thinking about a patients strengths
- to accurately identify and document a range of psychopathology, suggestive of different mental illness
- to develop communication strategies helpful in asking challenging or sensitive questions
- to increase confidence in conducting a mental state examination
- to increase confidence in conducting a suicide risk assessment
- to practice communication using the SBARD model
Assistant psychologist, Clinical psychologist, Clinical support worker, RMN, Social worker
Lunch & Refreshments Provided
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The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.