Conducting a Strengths Based Mental Health Assessment

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41m
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Lecture Overview

Contemporary mental health assessment formats are designed to seek information that confirms a client’s pathology. This means the individual is seen through a narrow biomedical lens rather than the wider context of their life. In this lecture, Associate Professor and mental health nurse practitioner Tim Wand explores the benefits of using a strengths based approach to assessment, which focuses on the client's successes, current strengths and future hopes rather than present problems and their past causes.
Details
CPD41m of CPD
First Published14 February 2023
Updated14 February 2023
Expires
14 February 2025
Learning Tools
Topics
Mental Health
Clinical Assessment