Using Brief Standardized Measures in Clinical Practice:
The Why, What and How of Routine Screening
Presenters: Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, Ph.D., Jason DeViva, Ph.D.
Friday June 8, 2018
9:00am – 4:30pm
Gaylord Hospital, Brooker Lecture Hall, Wallingford, CT
(One credit hour meets the continuing education Veteran services requirement)
$100 CPA Members, $125 Non-Member
This skill-building workshop teaches participants to use a variety of brief, freely accessible behavioral health screening tools to assess client concerns across a range of disorders (including depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, substance abuse, pain, and sleep), facilitate goal setting, and track treatment progress in pediatric to geriatric populations. As screening can inform care and enhance communication of treatment progress with medical providers, school personnel, and insurers, participants will position themselves for steady referral streams and roles in the newly developing models of collaborative health care. To this end, inter-professional communication strategies will also be reviewed. Case examples and protocols from the Veterans Administration will highlight the usefulness of this measurement-based care.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
1) Describe the value of conducting standardized behavioral health screening to quantify behavioral concerns, track client progress and quantify treatment outcomes.
2) Select evidence based screening instruments to be used with specific age groups.
3) Effectively communicate results of screenings to medical providers and school personnel to optimize collaborative care.
4) List national, professional and insurance industry directives for behavioral health screening by healthcare providers.
CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program has been approved for 6 Continuing Education Credit Hours by CPA It has also been approved for 6 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers,CT and meets the Continuing Education Credit criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.