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Real World Best Practices Assessment and Diagnosis: Module Three of the Comprehensive Professional Development Program - July 11 or Sept 24, 2020

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    Module 3 of the Comprehensive Professional Development Program: Real World Best Practices Assessment and Diagnosis 

    Six core hours

    Presenting module one of a 10 year, 5 licensure cycle comprehensive professional development program to build the essential knowledge and skills to practice as a Master clinician. This program is designed to transfer the core knowledge base to establishing and maintaining the psychotherapeutic relationship. 


    Offered through a collaboration between, MMH Professional Counseling, LLC and Flourish2Live. Approval to be provided from LPCA for professional counselors and NASW GA for Social Workers.  


    Summer date: July 11, 2020

    Fall date: September 24, 2020

     Streamed to your home or office. 

    9:00 AM to 4:30 PM all days

    Real World Best Practices Assessment and Diagnosis 

    Course Description:

    Our ability to provide effective treatment is dependent upon our skill in correctly identifying the nature and causes of the client’s problems. The DSM-5 and the ICD-10 coding systems for mental and psychological problems represent an organizing approach for denoting a client’s problems and connecting those problems to research backed best practices treatment approaches. This course will provide a detailed overview of best practices in assessment and diagnosis, with extensive handouts outlining the most common conditions clinicians are likely to see, as well as forms and templates for assessment, allowing the clinician to improve aptitudes in this important clinical area.

    Upon Completion of this course participants will:

    - Comprehend the process of utilizing the DSM-5 for diagnosis
    - Learn how to organize a bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment approach and utilize an assessment template that aligns successfully with the DSM-5
    - Apply best practices tools and measures for clinical assessment
    - Grasp the ethical and clinical issues concerned with the use of appropriate assessment instruments
    - Understand the decision making process in moving from assessment to best practices treatment
    - Define scope of practice and appropriate actions to take when addressing medical and other conditions that may be mistaken as mental health conditions
    - Identify depression or anxiety that may be the result of medical illness
    - Explain the bio-physiologic mechanisms of depression and anxiety caused by medical illness
    - List common drugs and medications causing depression & anxiety
    - Explain implications of sleep deprivation, diet, and other lifestyle choices in generating contributors to mental health difficulties


    Your Trainers:

    Charlie Safford, LCSW   President,, Inc.

    Louis Boynton, PhD, LPC   President, Flourish2Live

    Mary Margaret Hill, LPC  President, MMH Professional Counseling, LLC


    Refund Policy: 

    Full refunds will be issued up to 14 days prior to the conference. Cancellations received less than two weeks from the start of the conference will be refunded at 80% of the conference costs up until the day before the conference. Cancellations received after the last day before the start of the conference will not be refunded, but 50% of the paid amount may be applied towards other live or online courses from