Assessment and Mental State
SIMULATION TRAINING

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.

Time & Location

Date: ​30.03.2020

Time: 08:45 - 16:30 

Location: The Lambeth Hospital, 108 Landor Rd, London SW9 9NU, UK

 

About The Event:

Course Outline

 

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.

Learning objectives


After completing this course those attending will be able: ​

  • 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





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