Clinicians must deal with mental health emergencies at an alarming rate and it is not a question of if a crisis will occur, but when.
Emergencies in mental health happen every day in all types of settings. Sadly, crisis intervention remains a neglected component of education, training and supervision in clinical preparation programs.
Now more than ever it is critical for all helping professionals to correctly assess and “triage” various types of mental health emergencies and the attendant ethical and legal ramifications of crisis intervention. Knowing practical strategies for crisis management ensures the safety of both clients and therapists. This seminar will give you these strategies.
As a seasoned clinician with years in the mental health field, Harry Keener, PhD, LPC, LMFT, will provide you with invaluable tools for assessing, triaging and managing clients in crisis. This seminar will provide the skills you need to effectively assess and safely manage crises of lethality and will improve your knowledge regarding crises due to illicit and licit medication usage.
Dr. Keener will explore the legal and ethical issues related to crisis intervention in such clinical issues as mandated reporting, psychotic decompensation in clients, and the duty to warn.
You will come away with new confidence and a reputation with your colleagues that you can:
This online program is worth 5.75 hours CPD.
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Harry Keener, PhD, LPC, LMFT, is currently the clinical supervisor at the Richmond Southside Treatment Centers and the Richmond Private Methadone Clinic which are medication assisted treatment center working with opioid addicted clients. He maintains a small private practice focused on counseling couples and families. Since 2008, he has provided clinical supervision for residents seeking licensure as licensed professional counselors and marriage and family therapists in the state of Virginia. Dr. Keener has been an adjunct instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the graduate program in Rehabilitation Counseling since 2007 and teaches courses on Crisis Counseling, Counseling Theories and Marriage and Family Therapy.
He has worked in the mental health field for over 19 years, providing individual, group and family counseling in a variety of settings to adolescents and adults. These setting include outpatient counseling centers, adolescent residential treatment, schools, a crisis stabilization unit, and in community mental health centers. He has presented on the local, regional, state, and national levels on topics such as male depression, clinical supervision, family counseling, and crisis counseling. Dr. Keener received his doctorate in Counselor Education (cognate family counseling) from The College of William and Mary and a Master’s of Community Counseling from Loyola University of New Orleans. Dr. Keener has been a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Virginia since 2006.
Financial: Harry Keener is in private practice. He has an employment relationship with Richmond Southside Treatment Center and Richmond Private Methadone Clinic. Dr. Keener receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Harry Keener is a member of the American Counseling Association; and the International Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Legal and Ethical Obligations in Crises Situations
Clinical Assessment of Psychiatric Disorders
Psychotropic Medication and Mental Health Crises
Risk Assessment in Suicidal Clients
Homicidal and Violence Risk Assessment
Emergencies from Substance Abuse
Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma: Therapists in Crisis
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