april, 2021

2021mon05aprAll Daysun27junImplementing 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 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 ‚Äúgold standard‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôs 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.‚ÄĮCourse content¬†will be¬†provided that¬†addresses¬†the importance of¬†equity and¬†diversity in conducting symptom and functional¬†assessments¬†and¬†in the delivery of¬†MBC.‚ÄĮResearch¬†will be presented regarding racial disparities in symptom severity, assessment of functioning, and treatment outcomes.¬†By the end of¬†this course, enrolled clinicians will have learned how¬†to¬†use¬†two¬†structured assessments in treatment planning and¬†how¬†to address¬†barriers to¬†the¬†routine use of¬†these objective measurements¬†in¬†a¬†MBC approach¬†to¬†improve mental health care decisions.

Speaker: Joseph Ventura, PhD


April 5 (Monday) - June 27 (Sunday)

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