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Conducting Cognitive Assessments to Determine Deficits and Competency

 
Preferred registration deadline: September 22nd

3 CEUs

Maria Miskovic, MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM
Certified Care Manager, Care Choice Care Management, LLC

Whether related to aging, disability, or other factors, social service professionals are often called on to help support the interests and wishes of individuals who are experiencing some degree of cognitive impairment. Being able to quickly assess clients for competency can be vital to responsible practice. Understanding the terms and ethical requirements of the legal and medical professions is also essential.

This workshop will distinguish between capacity and competence, clarifying the legal requirements for determining capacity. We will discuss potential barriers to assessing capacity - including a variety of communication challenges you may encounter - and strategies for overcoming those obstacles. Participants will examine assessment tools that help determine capacity.

Class size is limited to 30.

$50 General Admission
$30 Brown School Field Instructors
$10 Full-Time Graduate Students

 Effective September 1, 2017, the cost of visitor parking is no longer included in our program registration fees.  
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