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Using Measures in Clinical Practice DASS/ORS/SRS/HHH and Intro to Luscher

Event Details
Date: 17th Aug 2019
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Melbourne, Vic
CPD hrs: 4
Cost:

Student: $50
Early bird: $95
Standard: $120

Organiser: Neuro Balance Australasia Pty Ltd
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Using a ‘suite’ of measurement scales overcomes limitations and provides practitioners with a clearer picture of a client’s mental health. Measures provide clinicians with the information they require to support the development of management/care plans, as well as the monitoring, review and evaluation of that care. Measuring the health outcomes of consumers in mental health services is critical to ensure that every consumer continually benefits from the treatment and care they receive. The systematic evaluation of outcome is becoming increasingly more routine in the provision of mental health and therapeutic services. Policy makers, third-party payers, government agencies, and consumers are concerned that limited health care dollars be spent on treatments that work. While therapists may feel singled out in this process, observers of Journal of Brief Therapy Volume 2, Number 2 • Spring/Summer 2003 JBT 2(2) pp. 91-100 2/3/04 10:51 AM Page 91 note that interest in outcome is not specific to mental health, but rather is part of a worldwide trend (Andrews, 1995; Humphreys, 1996; Lambert, Okiishi, Finch, & Johnson, 1998; Sanderson, Riley, & Eshun, 1997). Experience shows that no single measurement scale offers an accurate overall picture of a person’s mental health. Patient-reported outcome (PRO) is an "umbrella term" that covers a whole range of potential types of measurement but it is used specifically to refer to all measures quantifying the state of health through the evaluation of outcomes reported by the patient himself/herself.

This workshop will introduce you to commonly used measures:

  • DASS - Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scale
  • ORS - Outcome Rating Scale
  • SRS - Session Rating Scale
  • HHH - Helplessness, Hopelessness and Haplessness Scale
  • Luscher Colour Diagnostic (introduction)

You will receive:

  • A workbook with reproducable pages containing each of the measures.
  • The scoring sheets for each of the measures

Learning objectives

You will learn:

  • Specifically what each of the measures are designed to assess
  • How to deliver each of the measures
  • How to score the individual measures
  • What the "norms" are for each measure
  • How to interpret the outcomes
  • What the outcomes mean in terms of client/patient support and intervention

Presenter's details

Shane Warren is a registered psychotherapist, certified clinical supervisor, certified practicing hypnotherapist and certified practicing coach working in private practice from rooms in Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong. He brings to the training room over 21-years of facilitation in personal and professional development programs. Shane is a practitioner and teacher of the 8-Color-Test and is one of the founders of the NeuroAssess tool, an online and app platform that assesses the suicide risk of clients for mental health practitioners.

Susan Sandy is a relationship counsellor in private practice in Melbourne. She brings to the training room many years of experience in counselling both in her own business and in her work with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in Victoria. Working with both individuals and groups, Susan speciality is relationship counselling. She is a practitioner and teacher of the 8-Color-Test and is one of the founders of the NeuroAssess tool, an online and app platform that assesses the suicide risk of clients for mental health practitioners.

Location and date

240 Uni Hill Conference Room
Suite 5, Level 1
240 Plenty Road
Bundoora VIC

17 August 2019

8:00am - 12:00pm

Cost

Student: $50 (student ID required)
Early bird (up to 14 days prior): $95
Standard: $120

Registration

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