Differential Diagnosis with Psychotic Patients: Unraveling Psychiatric, Substance, and Medical Issues

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Date Jan 23, 2015
Time 01:00 PM EDT
Cost $39.00
How can you offer clarity for your clients with psychosis? Use differential diagnosis to unravel the causes and treatment options for their symptoms.

Full Description:
Differential diagnosis of psychotic symptoms can be difficult, even for the most experienced clinician.  However, research and medical science have demonstrated that psychiatric-related psychosis is often different from that presented by substance withdrawal, substance intoxication, delirium and other organic or medical causes.  

This webinar will explore first rank or positive psychotic symptoms and their most frequent etiology.  Participants will learn to recognize the differences between hallucinations and illusions, evaluate the role of speech and thought processes and diagnosis, and explain the diagnostic implications of various types of delusions. The webinar will conclude with the signs and symptoms of delirium, and when to make medical referrals.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Recall the likely etiology of visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory and gustatory hallucinations
Differentiate between hallucinations and illusions
Analyze the diagnostic implications of different types of delusions
Determine the type of diagnosis based on various speech and thought processes
Recognize symptoms of delirium and the need for medical referral

Your Presenter:
TIM WEBB, MAEd, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years of experience working with dangerous, suicidal, and violent clients in emergency, outpatient, inpatient, residential, and correctional settings. He provides mobile crisis services in central North Carolina and is the founder and CEO of The FOCUS Group, PLLC, in Clemmons, North Carolina, where he provides counseling and clinical consultation services. As the former Intake Director for the inpatient psychiatric hospital Old Vineyard Behavioral Health, Mr. Webb has developed state-of-the-art assessment tools, interventions, and procedures for working with suicidal, violent, psychotic, and withdrawing clients. As a former Clinical Director, he developed "The Cliff" schemata for assisting clients in understanding risk factor management and developed a highly successful residential treatment model for Wake Forest University Baptist Behavioral Health.

A nationally recognized speaker, Mr. Webb has taught classes on Emergency Mental Health, Completing the Mental Status Exam, Assessing and Treating Suicidal Patients, Dangerous Youth, and Assessing and Treating Sexually Abusive Youth. He has been a featured speaker at both the NC LPC and NC JSA conferences and is a former Vice-Chairman of the North Carolina Association for the Management and Treatment of Sex Offenders. Mr. Webb authored FOCUS on Healthy Sexuality, a workbook for sexually abusive adolescents; FOCUS on Safety, a treatment workbook for clinicians; and Treating Deviant Sexual Interest: A Treatment Protocol, all of which are available for purchase at www.CrossCountryEducation.com. Mr. Webb earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina and a Master of Education in counseling from Wake Forest University. He receives enthusiastic reviews for his practical, interactive presentation style.

Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link: https://apidemoeu.webex.com/apidemoeu/meetingcenter/mcsetup.php

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Counselors, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Case Managers, Pastoral Counselors/Clergy, Educators

Continuing Education, Psychosis differential diagnosis, delirium, mental status exam


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