Taking the Guesswork Out of Healthcare: Importance in Diagnostic Evaluations in Complex Mental Health and Medical Cases
Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations (CDEs) gather 360 degrees of vital information about an individual’s strengths and challenges, resulting in what can be referred to as a living MRI. Complex co-occurring disorders such as addiction, mental health, chronic pain and other compounded bio-psycho-social problems are at epidemic numbers. Hasty or uninformed clinical decisions for treatment and therapy, often result in misdiagnosed and untreated symptoms.
CDEs provide multidisciplinary diagnostic testing pinpointing co-occurring life difficulties. The clinician will learn what team is required...Read more for a full picture of the client’s health medically, psychiatrically, psychologically and otherwise. Substance Use, Trauma and spiritual evaluations are several other evaluations discussed, giving attendees opportunity to learn clinical techniques in one’s practice. Clinicians will understand how the use of standardized testing techniques such as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, as well as other diagnostic tools in clinical practice assist in practice skills. Less...
- Discuss five clinical components of a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation in order to assist the clinician in discovering root causes of the patient's presenting concern or behavior.
- Apply clinical knowledge gained in this session on comprehensive diagnostic evaluations in order to improve clinical outcomes in practice.
- Evaluate overall total life functioning of complex individuals and to communicate their evaluation findings to stakeholders.
- Identify and utilize the inter-relationship between physical and psychological symptoms, and the need to be aware of psychological factors in all medical conditions.
- Explain how patients' corresponding emotional responses to medical conditions may influence the presentation and management of mental illness.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
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About the speaker
James S. Flowers, PhD, LPC-S, CSAT
Dr. Flowers co-founded several well-known, exclusive treatment programs throughout the country, dedicated to his passion – that of designing multidisciplinary mental health and addiction treatment with medical and clinical protocols – to help individuals suffering from mental health, addiction, chronic pain, and other underlying disorders, successfully recover. With a demonstrated commitment to creating positive change in the lives of his clients, he is dedicated to progressive healthcare, human healing, and developing healthcare systems that best serve this population.
In founding J. Flowers Health Institute, he has advanced the process to satisfy a great void -- to provide truly comprehensive assessment and evaluation for those who need a diagnosis and develop post-evaluation treatment recommendations.
Having spent over 28 years in the medical and clinical community, Dr. Flowers is uniquely qualified to assemble some of the finest health care professionals in the world to perform these evaluations and provide treatment. Over the years, Dr. Flowers’ passion and dedication to his clients, as well as his unique approach, have earned him an exceptional reputation as one of the nation’s premier experts. He is a popular public speaker and lecturer to audiences across the United States and abroad and has led an exceptional and distinguished career.
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American Psychological Association
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New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
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