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A Second Look At Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs)

About the Course:

In this presentation, which is a follow-up to the presentation Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs), Patricia Siebert and Marie Verna continue to explore best practices for developing psychiatric advance directives (PADs). They discuss provider responsibilities for responding to PADs, and limitations of PADs. Recovery to Practice (RTP) training helps behavioral health and general healthcare practitioners improve delivery of recovery-oriented services, supports, and treatment.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, A Second Look At Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) created by Patricia Siebert and Marie Verna in 2016.

Publication Date:

Aired Dec. 6, 2016

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Patricia Siebert
Patricia Siebert is an attorney with the Minnesota Disability Law Center.
Marie Verna
Marie Verna works at the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Center's Research and Training Institute, training people to use psychiatric advance directives through various advocacy organizations.

Course Creator

Sandi Cardaman
Sandi Cardaman is a Licensed Mental Health counselor who has been working in the field for 13 years. In that time she has worked as a counselor and provided supervision to interns. Sandi has worked with clients struggling with eating disorders, domestic violence and mood disorders as well as those dealing with the dependency system.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs). It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss recommendations for assisting individuals in developing their own Psychiatric Advance Directive (PAD).
  2. Identify the best practices for disseminating PADs and ensuring that PADs are accessible/informed care decisions.
  3. Discuss the limitations of PADs, including the legal implications and clinical implications.

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Course Number 102317
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