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Seminar Detail

Managing Challenging Patient & Family Behaviors
Managing Challenging Patient & Family Behaviors

Where:   PROVIDENCE, RI

When:  Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:
In this interactive seminar, Dr. Paul Thomas Clements will teach you tips and tools that you can use immediately when faced with challenging patient and family behaviors. This program includes numerous practical strategies that you can implement with difficult situations like aggression, dementia and attention-seeking behaviors while maintaining patient and staff safety. The day will be filled with opportunities to apply many of these strategies to real patient situations, case studies and interactive discussions. Don't miss this chance to learn techniques you can implement successfully with your most difficult patients.
Please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe the process to identify problem behaviors.
  2. Use motivational interviewing to identify causes of behavior.
  3. Identify nursing interventions & strategies to improve communication.
  4. Develop interventions for problem families.
  5. Implement nursing interventions and strategies for problem patient situations and case studies.
  6. Describe ways to improve interpersonal effectiveness.

PAUL CLEMENTS, PHD, APRN-BC

Paul Clements is a psychiatric clinical specialist, an experienced therapist, forensic consultant, and critical incident/trauma response specialist with over 25 years experience in a variety of psychiatric healthcare roles. Throughout his impressive career, Paul has worked directly with patients with major psychiatric diagnoses, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He looks forward to sharing from his expertise as you strive to successfully meet the challenges caring for these patient populations in your own practice settings. His keen insights have been requested to provide counseling and crisis intervention to surviving family members in the aftermath of murder, suicide, motor vehicle accidents, and sudden infant death syndrome, as well as to survivors of interpersonal violence such as sexual abuse, rape and stalking. Additionally, Paul provides nationwide hospital consultation to establish workplace procedures to ensure patient and staff safety/violence prevention through the development of critical risk assessment approaches. Paul's expertise has been reflected through numerous publications and he remains a sought-after conference presenter on the topics of psychiatric/mental health diagnoses, violence and aggression. He is an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse (APRN-BC) with national board certification and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychiatric Forensic Nursing from The University of Pennsylvania.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Paul Thomas Clements is a Forensic Consultant/Educational Lecturer for Forensic Consultation. He has numerous publications and is regularly interviewed for television, radio, and print media. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Paul Thomas Clements has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.



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