Online Course » Case Management: The Mental Status Examination

Course Description:
Although a formal mental status examination (MSE) would be done by a physician or psychologist, case managers should be prepared to conduct an informal MSE in which they systematically look at the client’s thinking process, feeling state, and behavior. This helps the case manager understand the way the person functions emotionally and cognitively and can be made an integral part of the assessment interview.
Course Objective:
Upon completing this program, participants should be able to
  • Identify the components of an informal mental status examination;
  • Document the observations of a client's appearance, behavior, functional ability, thinking, and mood.
Author Bio:
Nancy Summers is a professor of sociology and human services at Harrisburg Area Community College, and she has served as department chair. Summers was the director of public education for a mental health system and has worked with numerous agencies to provide training, improve services, and assist with an internal reorganization. She remains actively in touch with numerous professionals in a wide variety of programs and recently published work on the supervision of the less experienced human services worker.
Credits:
1.00
Hours:
1.00
Certificates:
American Psychological Association - view details
Association of Social Work Boards - view details
California Board of Registered Nursing - view details
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) - view details
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - view details
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists - view details

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