Mental Status Exam Online Text-based Home Course (1 CE)

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Using the mental status exam provides a rapid, subjective description of the client’s current mental functioning, and is useful in developing a diagnosis and treatment plan. This guide includes an overview of the types of data gathered using a mental status exam, as well as methods for collecting the information. It also includes a detailed analysis of each of the traditional categories evaluated using this tool, as well as a sample mental status exam.

Authors: M. Lynn Becker, Ph.D, Steven Felix, M.A.

Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the appropriate application and objectives of the Mental Status Exam.
  2. Introduce the Mental Status Exam to clients so that they are educated and consent to its use.
  3. Interpret and communicate the results of the Mental Status Exam.
  4. Utilize the Mental Status Exam in treatment planning.


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