In this course, participants will learn about the importance of safety when working in community-based behavioral health settings. It will teach learners how to use safety precautions while working in the field delivering services and conducting meetings in client’s homes.
By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:
1.To understand the principals of preparation and be able to apply them in the four main areas: car, phone, dress and location.
2.To be able to assess the environment and the client safety throughout the four stages of contact: pre-arrival, approach, first contact and ongoing.
3. To know 3 ways to respond should staff safety become a concern at any point in the four stages.
About the Trainer:
Matthew T Rensi, Ph. D., LPCC. is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who also holds a Ph. D. in counselor education and supervision. He has extensive experience providing therapy to people struggling with psychosis, homelessness, various mental health issues and the legal system. In addition to this, he provides trainings throughout Santa Clara County on various aspects of mental health treatment including assessment, individual therapy, and safety/crisis situations. Matt has also conducted research on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders using linguistic analysis.
CEUs: This course is approved for 6.5 hours of continuing education units for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California B.B.S. under CEPA Provider #129412.
Questions? Please contact our Training Division:
Training@communitysolutions.org or 408-846-4791
If you need special accommodations to ensure a comfortable learning experience please contact our Training Division.
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