Learn the standardised and structured approach used to describe a person's psychological functioning at a particular point in time.

A Mental State Examination is part of every mental health assessment and a vital skill for both clinicians and community staff. In learning how to relay the words and behaviours of people experiencing mental distress to other professionals and services, participants can feel more confident to assist those who may need support for their distress. It helps to make decisions in order to direct care and alert others to possible risks.

This event will cover:

  • What is a Mental State Examination - MSE
  • Explore the different aspects of an MSE
  • A chance to practice - Conducting an MSE

Eligibility criteria

Anyone working in Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs and associated Community / Welfare / Youth Services is welcome to register. Priority is given to those employed in publicly-funded Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug services located in the Southeastern Metro Region.

Categories: Alcohol and other drugs, Assessment & intervention
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing, Other
Levels: Introductory, Intermediate
Lifespans: Adolescent, Youth, Adult, Older Persons

Tuesday 25 February 2020
08:45 to 12:30
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Provided by VDDI: Southern Dual Diagnosis Service
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