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COVID 19 Recommendations for Behavioral Health Settings

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About the Course:

This course presents an overview of the symptoms of COVID 19 and the course of the disease. The focus is on policies and procedures for preventing the spread of the virus while providing behavioral health services to clients. Online resources will be provided so that updated information is available as things change.

**This course is based on the article, COVID 19 Guidance for Behavioral Health Residential Facilities created by the National Council for Behavioral Health in 2020 and the webinar, Preparing Behavioral Health Organizations for Coronavirus, created by The Joint Commission in 2020. **

Publication Date:

March, 2020

Course Material Authors

National Council for Behavioral Health
The Joint Commission

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:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is specifically focused on those who work in residential treatment facilities. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. List symtpoms of COVID-19.

  2. Identify policies that aid in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

  3. Develop a plan for reducing transmission of COVID 19 in behavioral health settings.

Course Material

COVID 19 Guidance for Behavioral Health Residential Facilities

References begin on page 18.

Course Material

Recorded Webinar from Joint Commissions

VIdeo presentation with guidelines for behavioral health organizations during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Website with updated information regarding COVID 19

This resource is not part of the exam, but will have the most up to date information regarding recommendations.,

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Course Retired
Course Number 102776
1.5 credit hour
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