5220 S. Sixth St. Springfield
Working Collaboratively with Health Care Professionals: How to get the most out of medical and psychiatric consultations
Presented by Katherine Docter, SSP, BCBA/Clinical Supervisor
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Often, when we take persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities to medical or psychiatric consultations with health care professionals, we enter the appointment with big expectations, and leave the appointment feeling dissatisfied with the outcome. This workshop is intended to assist middle management with strategies on how to prepare for appointments well in advance by doing the following; tracking data for target behaviors, medical symptoms, and mental health components, completing thorough case reviews to gain better understanding of history, possible medical ailments to track or rule out, questions/concerns to prepare in advance, and more. As professionals, we need to assist the medical/psychiatric doctors by providing accurate data, communicating with clear expectations or concerns, providing knowledge and history of the person, and learn how to effectively communicate with health care professionals to get the most out of appointments. We need to convey our individual’s story to our health care professionals, to better position them to make accurate diagnosis.
Target Audience: staff and community members providing services to persons with developmental/intellectual disabilities
3 CE’s available to: QIDP, LCPC, LCSW, LNHA, LPC, LSW, RN, LPN, APN & Licensed Clinical Psychologist
5220 S. Sixth Street—Noll Medical Pavilion Suite 2500, Springfield, IL
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