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Are you “All things to all People?” New Tools for your Mental Health Toolbox


Carole Bennett, PhD, APRN, PMH, CS
Visiting Assistant Professor
Georgia Southern University


Magnolia Coastlands AHEC

Program Description

Want to get the most out of a 20 minute visit? Send your patients on the way to better health, by updating your skills. Learn how effective use of motivational interviewing, utilization of mental health screening tools, and empowering your patient with a brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model can improve the visit. Whether you are in primary care, mental health, or specialty care, mental health symptoms and their challenges can prevent your patients from improved quality of life and take hours out of your day. These tools will help you empower the patient and make them an ally to improve their health. As a bonus, you will save time and energy.

Learning Objectives

Following this webinar you will be able to:
-Apply the Motivational Interviewing technique of OARS: open ended question, affirmation, reflection, and summary.
-Identify which of 5 basic screening tools to diagnose and recommend treatment algorithm for focused mental health patient care in any setting.
-Learn a brief CBT model which changes the way your patient thinks about their life.

Continuing Education

The Georgia Board of Nursing deems Magnolia Coastlands Area Health Education Center as an acceptable provider for continuing education (CE). This activity is approved for 1.0 CE hours toward the continuing competency requirements for Georgia licensure renewal. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


On Demand
Original program date: Feb 4, 2016

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Mental and Behavioral health