Date, Time & Location
Nov 08, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
About the Event
This course aims to enable front-line practitioners to develop a deeper understanding of this complex area through a review of relevant case law, knowledge across a broad range of presentations and situations, and group work to support practitioners to explore applying theory to practice.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
· Consider the meaning and relevance of executive dysfunction on mental capacity and the assessment of mental capacity.
· Develop an understanding of recent key Court of Protection cases involving executive dysfunction.
· Consider complex cases from a different perspective to evaluate if another approach is warranted for the assessment of need and rise
- Examine how to record evidenced based assessments.
The course will include the following key topics:
· What is meant by executive function/dysfunction?
· Why look at executive functioning now?
· Causes and presentations of executive dysfunction.
· Detecting executive dysfunction – presentation, and patterns of referral
· Potential issues arising in assessing capacity with someone experiencing executive functioning difficulties, with a particular focus on using and weighing information.
· Nuances of presentation impacting on decision making.
· Practicable steps in supporting people to make their own decisions.
· Common problems arising in assessments.
· The relationship between executive functioning and fluctuating capacity.
· Supporting staff with assessing, evidencing, and recording.
· Key lessons from recent cases.
· How substance misuse can impact on executive functioning and decision making.
· Taking a different approach to identify need and risk in complex cases
The course will be delivered by Helen Kelsall
Helen is a qualified social worker, with many years experience working in mental health services, most recently as a Senior Practitioner in an assessment and treatment team carrying out Approved Mental Health Professional and Best Interests Assessor Work. She also has a counselling qualification and has a particular interest in the therapeutic side to social work practice. She now works as an Independent Social Worker.
More recently, Helen has been working in the homelessness mental health field - undertaking assessments with homeless people experiencing mental health problems and developing guidance and training in this field. Helen has also previously provided clinical advice and support to a registered care home for people with mental health difficulties.
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