This course will identify factors that increase risk of aggression and violent acting out behaviors in individuals diagnosed with a mental health disorder. All disorders highlighted by the new DSM5, that correlate with a high risk of violence will be reviewed, including disorders that start in childhood and/or adolescence, which may vary over into adulthood.
Also, identified will be biological, environmental, and psychosocial behavioral patterns that increase risk, plus explore the impact of co-occurring disorders on risk assessment. Targeted collaborative treatment interventions responsive to different levels of risk, diagnosis, and developmental stages will be identified.
Identify mental health disorders and co-occurring disorders using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition that pose a higher risk for aggression and violent behaviors.
Identify biological, environmental and psychosocial behavioral patterns that increase risk for violence.
Identify treatment interventions targeted to reduce or eliminate aggressive behaviors.
CE Hours: 6 CE (Diagnosing)