Title: Psychosocial Assessment: A Comprehensive Overview for Mental Health Clinicians
Description: The objective of this course is to provide the mental health clinician with a comprehensive introductory overview of the psychosocial assessment process. When the trainee completes this course, he/she will:
- Comprehend the relationship between theory and practice in psychosocial assessment
- Know the format and components of a thorough psychosocial assessment
- Identify personal or professional biases that might interfere with the development of clinical impressions and /or clinical assessment
- Recognize and understand ethical and cultural aspects of psychosocial assessment.
- Understand both quantitative and qualitative aspects of assessment
- Comprehend how to fill out a thorough and concise psychosocial assessment
This course contains two best practices forms that can serve as templates for a clinical record of a psychosocial assessment.
This course is primarily designed for clinicians in the earlier stages of their career, or for more advanced clinicians reviewing basic concepts in this area. This course was written by Gail A. Wright. Ms. Wright holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Boston University, a Master of Arts degree in Psychology and Guidance from Assumption College Graduate School and a Master of Social Work degree from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. She has presented at workshops on local, regional and national levels. She has been an Adjunct Professor at Kennebec Community College. She is employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs as Program Director for Care Case Management and Care Coordination Home Telehealth. She is a Master Preceptor for Care Coordination Home Telehealth. She has written and published several on line courses for the Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Education Service and is a national Peer Reviewer for proposed courses for social work continuing education credits. She has served in both elected and appointed positions in the Maine Chapter of NASW.
This course is approved for 4 contact hours by the following certifying bodies:
National approvals accepted in most states:
The National Board of Certified Counselors, NBCC Provider number 6071
yourceus.com, Inc., provider #1104, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.
yourCEUs.com, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2014 to 11/15/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 8 clinical continuing education clock hours.
The National Association of Social Workers through approval by NASW GA
States with their own approval process:
The Minnesota Board of Social Work, Provider #CEP-1
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number, BAP #50-2193
Texas Pre-approved Social Worker Provider Number: SW 5089 Contact at: www.dshs.state.tx.us/socialwork/
Texas Pre-approved Counselor Provider Number: PC 2405 Contact at: www.dshs.state.tx.us/counselors/
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board #RCS060501
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation #159.000931