november, 2020

2020mon30novAll Daysun21febImplementing Tools for Symptom and Functional Assessment of Individuals with SMI(All Day) EST Event Type:OnlineSMI Adviser Event:YesAccredited Education Activity:Yes

Event Details

This 12-week virtual learning collaborative focuses on training the clinician to use the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) and the Role Functioning Scale (RFS) as structured assessment tools to improve the quality of care for patients with serious mental illness. Clinicians will gain the expertise needed to administer the BPRS to assess symptoms by rating actual BPRS patient interviews and discussing their ratings in comparison to the “gold standard” consensus ratings. Participants will learn to use the RFS to assess daily functioning and use both symptom ratings and assessments of functioning as part of an evidence-based treatment approach for improving patient outcomes. Special attention will be placed on how to conduct these assessments remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, this course will help clinicians to develop and implement a Measurement-Based Care (MBC) model that can be incorporated into an agency’s clinical flow through the use of a data tracking system, be useful to multiple clinical disciplines, and help improve short-term and long-term patient outcomes.

Instructor: Joseph Ventura, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

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November 30 (Monday) - February 21 (Sunday)

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