Ralph Menard, M.S., LPC, PhD Candidate, has 7 years of experience working in crisis assessment and stabilization. He currently serves as the Director of Social Services for an Acute Inpatient Crisis Stabilization Hospital.
Continuing Education Credits
Social Workers (ASWB ACE; New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 5 Ethics CE Credits)
Case Managers (CCMC – 5 Ethics Contact Hours)
Nurses (CA Board of Registered Nursing – 5 Contact Hours)
Counselors (NBCC; New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 5 Contact Hours)
Attendance or applied credit certificate available for other credentials.
Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure transferability of CE credit.
Many people are confused about what to do in the face of a mental health emergency. In an ideal situation, clients with mental illness who are experiencing a crisis situation will consent to evaluation and participate in the treatment process. Unfortunately, there are many circumstances that may influence clients to reject evaluation and treatment, including fear, prior negative experiences, the state of the mental health system, and mental health symptoms themselves (paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, etc.). The 1013 Form in Georgia provides an avenue by which these clients can be involuntarily detained until receiving a thorough mental health evaluation in the event an authorized clinician assesses a substantial risk of imminent harm to self or others, or an inability of the client to care for his/her own physical health and safety. While arguably necessary for the safety and wellbeing of the client and others, the 1013 process is not without ethical dilemmas. Learning to identify a crisis and to be able to navigate the mental health system is critical to the care of the client and ensures the safety of the people around the client. In this informative ethical conversation, Ralph Menard, LPC, PhD-Candidate will present an overview of the 1013 process in Georgia, including tips on assessing mental health emergencies and a discussion on the common diagnosis for people presenting in the ER in crisis.
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