$185 – $285

Mental Health Assessment and Screening Tools - ONE DAY Course

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Mental Health Assessment and Screening Tools

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This workshop offers the opportunity to consider the pros and cons of using various mental health assessment screening tools with clients.

It introduces a number of tools and provides practice in conducting them with your clients (or reading the results from other workers) as one approach to informing you about their overall wellbeing. The workshop assists you to use the results to target and plan your work with them.

Four different mental health screening and assessment tools are introduced and participants have the opportunity to practice introducing some of these to clients, scoring those that require scoring and making use of the results to plan next steps.

The four tools are the

  • Mental State Exam (MSE)
  • DASS 21
  • Post Traumatic Stress Checklist (PCL 5)
  • a basic Suicide Risk assessment.

At the end of the day, participants should feel confident to introduce the tools to clients, score them as necessary and develop plans based on the results.

Course content covers:

  • An exploration of participant reaction to the use of such tools with clients
  • Introduction to each tool and how best to use each with clients
  • The opportunity to practice introducing the tools to clients through role-plays and vignettes, scoring as necessary and using the results to plan further work
  • Discussion of associated issues such as trauma-informed work, comorbidity and dual diagnosis and self-care.

Your facilitators:

Adam Peaty

Adam Peaty has worked as a social worker with families and children for 26 years. He has been working in private practice for the past 17 years providing assessments, consultation, supervision, mentoring and training. He has extensive experience in providing complex assessments with clients in which determining the impact of mental health problems and substance use are key to formulating appropriate intervention and treatment plans for participants. Adam has many years of practice in working with clients where issues of reluctance or resistance have been key issues to engage with.

Gail Green

Gail Green has been a social worker for over forty years. Most of her work has been with trauma survivors and with depression and anxiety. She has worked with a wide range of clients including prisoners and people with life experience of mental health issues and most recently worked with survivors speaking to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Gail understands many clients’ reluctance to open up areas of distress and how difficult it is for many to change old patterns. She also supervises other workers in the drug and alcohol field and develops trauma informed policy.

This course includes:

  • Engaging, up-to-date materials.
  • Take-home reference package
  • All day catering and beverages - with dietary needs catered for.
  • Post-course contacts for help and advice.
  • Certificate of attendance.

PRICES

Standard | $285

Corporate and Government organisations and clinicians in private practice

Non-Profit | $185

Staff of non-profit organisations

SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer a small number of scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend. Scholarship recipients pay a nominal fee of $35 toward catering and materials. Click here to apply.

VENUE

Evolve Events

Suite 9, 150 Hay Street

Subiaco 6008

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Our venue is wheelchair accessible, including toilets. However, if you have any special access needs or would like any support or adaptations to make learning easier for you, please let us know.

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