DSHS – Mental Health, Level 1: Capable Caregiving for Mental Wellness [LTC-20190924]

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Max Contact Hours Awarded: 8
Max Pharmacotherapeutic Hours Awarded: 0

Program Description

Discover how different types of mental health issues affect the elderly and others in the long-term care population. You will learn about compassionate, trauma informed care, suicide prevention, respectful communication, and creative approaches to managing challenging behaviors. You will be required to pass a written examination.

This program meets the 2018 Washington State DSHS-approved mandatory “Mental Health Specialty Training” requirement for your caregiving Health Services/ Nursing staff members.

September 24, 2019
9:00 am – 6:30 pm

Location: Acute Care Education Opens in new window or tab, Vancouver, WA

Who Should Attend?

All Health Services/ Nursing caregiving staff (RN, LPN, Med Aides, Caregivers, CNA, HCA, NAR and others) in long term care settings.

Program Outline

  • Introduction to Mental Disorders
  • Compassionate and Trauma Informed Care
  • Getting Help, Self Care & Suicide Prevention
  • Communication Dynamics & Boundaries
  • Creative Approaches to Challenging Behaviors
  • Crisis Management


Speaker:   Rita T. (“Terri”) Brandley, MHPE, BSN, RN, CCM

If you are an employer who needs to register more than one employee for this program, please fill out our group registration form.

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Registration includes: Attendance at program, program handout, coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast, and snacks. Wi-fi is available in the conference center.

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