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Getting More from Mental Health Assessment with Children

This on-demand webinar will present techniques to help mental health clinicians use interview-based assessment with children more effectively. It assumes prior practice in mental status exams or other forms of mental health interviewing. The on-demand webinar will provide a framework for an in-depth assessment, along with consideration of nuances in the process that can lead to deeper understanding. To provide an indication of how the presented concepts can be translated into practice, this webinar will conclude with presentation of a case study related to commonly occurring assessment issues.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to explain a functional behavioral assessment mentality.
  • You will be able to discuss ways to get to a deeper level of understanding through an interview-based mental health assessment.
  • You will be able to explain conditions needed for the client to achieve hoped-for success.

Runtime: 59 minutes
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Agenda

The Context: What Are You Asking and Why?

  • The Diagnostic Label Is Only the Beginning
  • Presenting Concerns
  • Under What Conditions Can the Client Achieve Hoped-for Success

Functional Behavioral Assessment Mentality

  • Antecedents, Behaviors and Consequences
  • The FBA-Y: Going Beyond ABC's to a Deeper Understanding of Why Behaviors Occur and How to Respond to Them Effectively
  • Consideration of Both Protective and Risk Factors

Highlighting Key Elements in an Interview-Based Mental Health Assessment

  • Directness: The Question Unanswered Is the Question Unasked
  • Behavioral Observations
  • The Interactive Process of a Clinical Interview
  • Key Questions - Review of Dr. Meyer's Checklist
  • Projective Questions
  • The Wrap-up - Leaving the Client With Something to Take Home

The Write-up

  • Formulation
  • Recommendations/Treatment Plan, With a Holistic View - Medication and Psychotherapy Are Not Enough

Case Study

  • Hypersensitive/Hyper-Reactive Children
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This course was last revised on March 26, 2014.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

August R. Meyer, Ph.D.

August R. Meyer, Ph.D.

August R. Meyer, Ph.D.

  • Licensed psychologist - doctorate
  • Has been a practicing psychologist in Vermont for the past 34 years and has been a mental health and school administrator
  • Sought out for evaluation and consultation regarding children with complex interactions of emotional, behavioral, attentional and learning challenges
  • His assessments have gained recognition for their depth and clarity, as well as the meaningful, practical recommendations that they include
  • Provides clinical supervision to many mental health, education and social service professionals
  • Works with mainstream and alternative educational settings (preschool through college), child protection agencies and criminal justice programs
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Product ID: 392796
Published 2014
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