Psychiatric Assessment in Primary Care

Monmouth University

400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Monmouth University The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies The Center for Professional Development in Nursing and Health 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ, 07764 ______________ 732-571-3443 _______________ Psychiatric Assessment in Primary Care Dates: Thursday, November 29, 2012 5:00-8:30pm Place: The Club Dining Room, Magill Commons Fee: $70/$50 for MU Students (A light dinner is included in the program fee) This program will provide 3 contact hours for nurses. Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies at Monmouth University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider number: P242-5/12-15. Primary health care practitioners are often the first to observe and identify mental health issues. The practitioner's ability to integrate and facilitate behavioral health is crucial as there is growing evidence that this care will improve outcomes. This class has been developed in response to numerous requests for continuing education on this topic and will provide the non-mental health clinician an overview of psychiatric assessment techniques and screening tools. Topics will include: Guidelines for performing a mental status exam; an overview of the diagnostic criteria for the most commonly seen mental health disorders; screening tools for depression, major thought disorders, and, addictions; basic guidelines for treating depression, insomnia, and anxiety; and recommendations on when to refer to a mental health practitioner. Presenter: Laura Kelly, PhD., APN, BC Associate Professor, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies. Dr. Kelly has extensive experience in Adult and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and has practiced in a variety of culturally diverse settings.

Thursday - November 29, 2012


Barbara Paskewich

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