During this course experienced lecturer Steph Barber will offer viewers practical guidance on how to represent a client who suffers from a mental disorder at a Mental Health Tribunal.
Firstly, this course will provide practitioners with a useful introduction to the most common types of mental disorders including the nature of the condition, the most common symptoms, medications and treatments available. This basic understanding will assist viewers interact with their clients more successfully and discuss their issues with medical personnel, if required.
In addition, Steph Barber will emphasise the importance of relying on your own observations in respect of your client’s physical & physiological / behavioural issues and how to use this information to inform how you engage with the client. This will not only ensure that you understand your client’s instructions but that you fulfil your obligations to the client to the best of your ability.
Secondly, this course will ensure that viewers are familiar with the Mental Health Tribunal process, rules, powers and the circumstances in which you may need to ask the Tribunal to appoint you. Consideration will also be given to medical examination by Tribunal including disclosure, evidence and withdrawing an application.
On completion of this course you will:
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