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High Risk Clients: Effective Clinical Interventions for Client Emergencies Related to Suicide, Substance Abuse Disorder, Violence & More


Average Rating:
   10
Speaker:
Paul Brasler, LCSW, CAIP
Duration:
6 Hours 20 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Dec 15, 2022
Product Code:
POS049335
Media Type:
Digital Recording
Access:
Never expires.


Description

Crises are never scheduled, convenient or easy. But they do happen and you will face them. Clients at risk for crisis often present with so many symptoms and issues, it’s hard to know where to start. Many clinicians, anxious about how to proceed, often miss or avoid asking the right questions to effectively intervene and keep clients (and themselves) safe.

As a clinician, have you ever felt:

  • Worried about the safety of your clients, even feared for their lives, but felt unprepared to handle the situation?
  • Unsafe in the clinical environment, or unsure of how to handle situations where someone connected to your client might be in danger?
  • Caught off guard when you’re wrapping up a session and a client discloses suicidal thoughts?
  • Unsure if a client was using drugs, and ill equipped to identify the signs and symptoms of drug abuse?
  • Concerned that you’re doing more harm than good for traumatized clients, despite your best intentions?

Watch Paul Brasler, LCSW, as he navigates you through five of the most difficult scenarios in mental health today. Through real-life examples and live role plays, Paul will share the concrete strategies that he’s used over the last two decades to safely and effectively intervene in the challenging, urgent, and sometimes alarming situations that mental health professionals face.

Full of practical tools and tips, this live webcast will teach you to how to make crises situations more manageable, overcome your worries, and improve your readiness to handle mental health emergencies related to suicide, violence, substance abuse, trauma, and medical issues.

Better still, instruction on professional liability management techniques, tips for documentation, and detailed reproducible assessment forms will have you feeling confident that you can focus on doing what’s best for your clients without fear of litigation. And, Paul’s guidance is applicable to your work regardless of your setting or clinical background.

Leave this seminar equipped to help your most vulnerable clients with the real-life skills and knowledge they don’t teach in graduate school!

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Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



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This online program is worth 6.5 hours CPD.



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Paul Brasler, LCSW, CAIP's Profile

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Paul Brasler, LCSW, CAIP, has been a licensed clinical social worker for over 20 years. He is the owner of Providence Consulting & Education, LLC, through which he provides clinical supervision and professional education services. Additionally, Paul provides Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy and other clinical services as part of a small practice. Paul has extensive experience in working with people in crisis and people living with substance use disorders, including adolescent residential treatment, community mental health settings, hospital emergency departments, Juvenile Drug Court, and private practice.

Paul has been a PESI national presenter since 2016, and he has presented classes across the country on Mental Health Emergencies, High Risk Clients, Resiliency, and a certification course for clinicians working with people with substance use disorders. He has written two books: The Clinician’s Guide to Substance Use Disorders: Practical Tools for Assessment, Treatment & Recovery (PESI Publishing, October 2022) and High-Risk Clients: Evidence-Based Assessment & Clinical Tools to Recognize and Effectively Respond to Mental Health Crises (PESI Publishing, 2019).
Paul has been a PESI national presenter since 2016, and he has presented classes across the country on mental health emergencies, high-risk clients, resiliency, and a certification course for clinicians working with people with substance use disorders. His second book, The Clinician’s Guide to Substance Use Disorders: Practical Tools for Assessment, Treatment & Recovery, PESI Publishing, was published in October 2022. Paul lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his beautiful wife, three sons, a cowardly dog, and two dwarf rabbits who are quietly plotting to destroy the world.

 

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Paul Brasler maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Alchemy Wellness. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Paul Brasler has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Objectives

  1. Complete a comprehensive mental health assessment that encompasses a multitude of clinical concerns including mental status, lethality, substance abuse and trauma.
  2. Determine when to hospitalize clients struggling with suicidal ideation, substance abuse, medical concerns or violent urges and develop protocols for doing so.
  3. Provide coping strategies and support to clients presenting with suicidal ideation by helping to create a safety plan in session.
  4. Assess for risk of client violence towards others and develop strategies to safely intervene as well as effectively carry out the clinician’s duty to protect.
  5. Determine signs and symptoms of intoxication, withdrawal, or overdose in clients and develop plans for effective intervention.
  6. Differentiate between medical and psychological presenting concerns as they relate to case conceptualization.

 

Outline

Client Assessment: Ask the Right Questions

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments
  • Strategies for eliciting the right information
  • What to ask yourself as you watch the client
  • Can the client provide informed content?
  • Limitations of the research & potential risks

The Suicidal Client: Recognize Suicide Risk & Effectively Intervene

  • Who is most at risk?
  • Implicit & explicit expressions of suicidal ideation & intent
  • Lethality assessment to protect client & clinician
  • Self-injurious behaviour & suicidal ideation
  • How to conduct a suicide assessment
  • Safety planning for clients with suicidal ideation
  • When to hospitalize
  • Voluntary vs. involuntary hospitalization
  • When clients are not admitted to the hospital

The Violent Client: Confidently Manage Dangerous Situations

  • Dealing with our fears: Clinicians’ safety
  • When the clinician is the target
  • When others are the target
  • De-escalation techniques
  • Preventative planning
  • When to call 911
  • The hospitalization process
  • Duty to Protect (formerly Duty to Warn)

The Addicted Client: What ALL Clinicians Need to Know

  • Signs of intoxication
  • Imminent risk: Signs & symptoms of overdose
  • Identify withdrawal syndromes
  • Treatment planning
  • Drug basics that clinicians should know
  • Need-to-know street names of common drugs
  • When and how to refer to a higher level of care

Medical vs. Psychiatric Problems: Recognize the Difference

  • What could kill the client first?
  • Medical emergencies that present with psychological symptoms
  • Signs & symptoms of a medical emergency

The Traumatized Client: When Trauma Becomes High Risk

  • Recognize trauma in clients
  • Dangers of misdiagnosis & improper treatment
  • Strategies for trauma-informed care

High Risk Clinicians: After the Crisis

  • Protect your license with documentation
  • Debriefing & supervision
  • Address vicarious trauma
  • Mitigate compassion fatigue

 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Other Mental Health Providers
  • Paramedics
  • Police Officers
  • Probation/Parole Officers

Reviews

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Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 10

Comments

Weston S

"Very engaging and useful. Obviously an expert. Wish I could have been in the room to ask questions."

Kathryn F

"N/A"

Diana R

"Another good course from PESI, thank you."

Sharon M

"Excellent seminar"

Lyn D

"Best seminar I've attended in eons!"

Belinda G

"Excellent presentation!!! Please have Paul do another CEU class on drugs. Please have many more CEUs via webcasts. I live 2 hrs to the closest cities & they are very helpful. "

Mary S

"This webinar was, by far, the best CEU training I've attended in a long time. The presenter was excellent: expert, good communicator, great handouts, just solid. Very glad I attended. "

Margaret C

"Very informative, very well spoken, kept my interest."

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