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Upcoming Date: 
23/04/2019
Upcoming Time: 
8:45 - 16:30
Length: 
1 Day
Cost: 
Free
Lunch provided
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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.

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Learning Objectives

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

Course Information

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Target Audience
Allied Health Professionals
TBC
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Lunch Option
All staff working with people living with dementia and their carers
Lunch Provided
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Course Details
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Length & Time
Lambeth Hospital
Maudsley Simulation
Reay House
Landor Road
SW9 9NT
23/04/2019
1 Day: 8:45 - 4:30
Lambeth Hospital
Maudsley Simulation
Reay House
Landor Road
SW9 9NT
07/05/2019
1 Day: 8:45 - 4:30

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