Effective Psychological Consultation in the Inpatient Medical Setting

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CE Credit: 4

Length: 4 hours

Exam Items: 5

This introductory workshop provides basic skills for consultation with medical (not psychiatric) inpatients. Participants will learn to address referral questions with a comprehensive consultation. Participants will also learn about medical problems that present with psychological symptoms, psychological symptoms that may occur secondary to a medical diagnosis or because of a medical treatment, and how to assess decisional capacity. Etiologies and the presentation of depression and anxiety in the medical setting will be described.
Learning Objective 1 
Perform effective consultations with medical inpatients. 

Learning Objective 2
Explain potential etiologies of anxiety and depression for medical inpatients. 

Learning Objective 3
Assess decisional capacity in the inpatient setting. 
Learning Objective 4
Apply established psychological interventions to address distress in the inpatient setting.
Presenter: Susan M. Labott, PhD

Supplementary Materials

  • Handout of slides
  • Consultation Cheat Sheet
  • References