Contemporary mental health practitioners face two core challenges: the requirement to deliver care that is consistent with the ‘Recovery’ approach that emphasises client choice and empowerment; and the need to effectively manage ‘risk’ of adverse outcomes. These twin imperatives often seem to be in opposition and the apparent “clash” of values involved results in challenges and dilemmas for workers at the coal-face.
This one-day interactive workshop will provide practical strategies for mental health practitioners (psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, social workers, OTs, case-managers and support workers) to assess and manage risk in the era of Recovery-oriented care.
You will learn:
- How to implement the ‘Risk Assessment and Management Cycle’ when addressing risk-related challenges
- Why ‘one-sided’ approaches that neglect either Risk Management or Recovery are inadequate and indefensible
- A ‘positive risk-management’ framework, integrating recovery focused care with medico-legally defensible risk management when working with challenging and complex presentations.