Key Issues in Assessing and Treating Serious Mental Illness

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Target Audience

Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.

Description

Marilyn Ghezzi returns to Charlotte AHEC to teach you skills for assessing and working with major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizo-affective disorder, other psychotic disorders and severe depression. Diagnostic criteria, including DSM-5 changes will be discussed. Complications of diagnosing when there is co-existing substance use will also be examined. Participants will practice diagnosing cases and preparing comprehensive treatment plans that are person centered and encompass a holistic approach to individuals. The afternoon will focus on providing treatment and the various possible treatment approaches. Special attention will be given to issues regarding building and maintaining rapport, medication adherence, substance abuse, and handling crises.

Faculty
Marilyn Ghezzi, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Assistant Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work

This presenter is being supported through a partnership between UNC-CH School of Social Work and the NCAHEC Program.

Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Objectives

  • List the diagnostic criteria for the major mental illnesses
  • Explain the possible interactions between substance use and mental illness
  • Prepare a treatment plan for a client with serious mental illness
  • Describe the main treatment approaches for this population
  • Identify/Examine approaches to crisis intervention, working with families and helping clients adhere to medications.

Contact

Gabriela Staley, MEd

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Marilyn A Ghezzi, MSW, LCSW
Date(s)
Mar 27, 2020
Time
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Check-In Time
8:30 AM
Credit
6.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.60 - CEU
6.00 - Contact Hours
6.00 - NBCC Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 14
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Mar 27, 2020
Time
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 14
Fees
$99.00
Pre - Registration Fee (before March 20). Lunch provided.
Credits
0.60
CEU
6.00
Contact Hours
6.00
Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
6.00
NBCC Hours