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Psychosocial Assessment Skills

For New and Intermediate Level Social Workers

Register online for this FREE seminar. Participants must bring their registration ticket for admission.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 • Auditorium
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. 2 CEU Credit Hours

Registration and light dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Seminar begins promptly at 6 p.m.

Seminar Highlights:
Assessment skills, which include understanding the patient’s symptoms and life changes, are highly relevant to social work practice. Clinicians will learn how to make an accurate diagnosis based on the patient’s symptoms and psychiatric history. This seminar will focus on diagnostic categories such as depressive disorders and anxiety disorders. DVD material will be presented to highlight identifiable symptoms and interviewing skills.

Objectives:

  • Learn about five critical components of the psychosocial assessment.
  • Learn to identify and clarify the patient’s mood and affect.
  • Learn three key questions to use when making a diagnosis.
  • Learn to differentiate the various depressive disorders and anxiety disorders.

Speaker: Phil Feldman, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Phil Feldman is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work, where he teaches clinical topics. Dr. Feldman has experience working as a psychotherapist for more than 25 years. He has presented over 250 seminars on mental health topics, including personality disorders, emotional disorders, and psychotherapy models. In addition, Dr Feldman is the author of The Psychotherapy Manual, Co-occurring Disorders, and Shame Affect – Theory, Research, and Clinical Treatment.

Attendees must attend the entire seminar and complete the evaluation form to receive a Certificate of Attendance. The certificate will be given at the end of the seminar. This seminar is 2 CEU credits. For CEU approval information, go to http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/social/socialaw.htm. If you have questions or concerns about the course content, references, or content evaluation, contact pbf6@hotmail.com. If you have questions or concerns about registration, facilities, course administration, and ADA information, email RoseMary Klie at rklie@newbridgehealth.org.

Sponsored by The Foundation Supporting New Bridge Medical Center.