5220 S. Sixth Street - Suite 2500 Springfield
Working Collaboratively with Health Care Professionals: How to get the most out of Medical & Psychiatric Consultations
Presented by Katherine Docter, SSP, BCBA/Clinical Supervisor
Often, when we take people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to medical or psychiatric consultations with health care professionals, we enter the appointment with big expectations. Sadly, when we leave, we often are left to feel dissatisfied with the outcome.
To get the most out of these appointments, we need to assist health care professionals by providing accurate data, communicating with clear expectations or concerns, providing knowledge and history of the person, and learn how to communicate effectively. Conveying the person’s story accurately to our health care professionals will better position them to make an accurate diagnosis and provide treatment options.
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 a better understanding of history and possible medical ailments to monitor or rule out
- Formulating questions/concerns to prepare in advance using collected data and case review strategies learned
Target Audience: staff and community members providing services to people with developmental/intellectual disabilities
3 CE’s available to: QIDP, LCPC, LCSW, LNHA, LPC, LSW, RN, LPN, APN & Licensed Clinical Psychologist