As a neuropsychologist, I spend a lot of my time administering and scoring and generally trying to make sense of standardized tests of cognitive and emotional functioning. And I love it! I love watching my clients as they solve problems and formulate verbal responses to questions they might not have considered before. I love the diagnostic process of "connecting the dots" among my data sources. Looking at inkblots, putting red-and-white blocks together, and copying complex geometric figures.
Questions for Clinicians:
- Can you quickly identify who is at greater risk for self harm, and what life stressors increase that risk?
- Can you document your clinical decision making so that if (heaven forbid) you had to defend that decision weeks or months later, you would feel confident in that documentation?
- .....and could you tell students and trainees in less than a minute how todorisk assessment?
If you're a mental health clinician and you'd like to be even more confident responding to these types of questions, I'd recommend my upcoming workshop