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Mental Health in APS Instructor-Led Training (Blended)

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Instructor-led training for Core Competency Module 6

During this highly engaging and captivating skill building session, participants will continue the learning from the foundational eLearning and review characteristics of common mental health disorders to better understand challenges and problem solve solutions when working with clients with mental health conditions. While exploring the stereotypes and stigmas surrounding mental health conditions, participants will develop empathy which will help the APS professional enhance rapport building skills and understanding to ensure a thorough service plan is created. Participants will work through a powerful thought disorder simulation, allowing them to engage in an experiential activity of someone who is living with an untreated mental health condition. This skill-based session provides participants a safe place to explore working through a suicide risk assessment in order to confidently assess for suicide risk when working in the field. 

Course Materials
Executive Summary
Trainer Manual
Participant Manual
Handout #1 Audio
Transfer of Learning (2022)

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