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Don't wait for an emergency to learn how to deal with it.

Far too many mental health professionals aren't equipped to handle dangerous situations on the spot - putting patients, bystanders and colleagues at risk. 

Discover the tools you need to confidently handle any mental health emergency and get the patient the help that's needed, while keeping the situation calm. 

This 6-hour video course presents the key techniques to develop effective safety plans and crisis interventions for suicidal, homicidal, and psychotic patients - and shows you how and when to involuntarily commit patients. 

Determine the best course of action during a crisis with these strategies.

Schools, ERs, jails, primary care offices, churches, the workplace, and many other places face suicide and homicide situations that no one else is equipped to handle - except you. Everyone looks to you in an emergency mental health situation - and those instances happen daily. 

Be proactive by acquiring the right tools and strategies to recognize and deal with dangerous situations in any setting. Quickly assess and triage mental health emergencies, recognize likely diagnoses, and understand liability in your position. 

When you sign up, you'll learn how to:

  • Quickly assess and triage mental health emergencies
  • Assess and intervene with suicidal, psychotic, and dangerous patients
  • Assess and intervene with substance withdrawal
  • Completing the mental status examination
  • Understand when and how to involuntarily commit patients
  • Inpatient vs. outpatient criteria related to your state and managed care
  • Ethical, legal, and liability issues, including duty to warn and your responsibilities regarding EMTALA
  • Discuss which instruments to use to assess for suicide, violence, sexual aggression, and substance withdrawal
  • Determine when to hospitalize and how to justify the appropriate level of care to insurers
  • Develop effective safety plans and crisis interventions for suicidal and psychotic patients
  • Assess withdrawing patients, including use of the CAGE and CIWA.
  • ​Recognize which psychotropic medications are often associated with which psychiatric diagnoses
  • Examine legal and ethical implications of emergency mental health assessment and treatment

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See What Your Colleagues Are Saying


 Very knowledgeable—great information, accurate and assistive for those in the crisis field regardless of their role. This has been the best training I have been to…great materials!

- Gail Paice, Counselor from Rogers Counseling Center 


 Tim Webb is an excellent presenter—one of the best I have ever heard! His case examples were great and helpful. I learned a lot today and I plan to use what I've learned.

- Renee Rostan, Social Worker, Morganton, NC


Tim was a dynamic, energetic and knowledgeable speaker with an excellent sense of humor. This seminar should be a requirement for all social workers.

- Brenda Brewer, Social Worker, Baltimore, MD



Taught by Tim Webb, MAEd, LPC

Founder and CEO of The FOCUS Group, PLLC, a training and consultation agency in NC. 

  • Over 27 years of experience providing emergency assessment and intervention services in emergency rooms, psychiatric hospitals, mental health centers, jails, detention centers, outpatient settings, and client's homes.
  • Author of "FOCUS on Safety".
  • Former Intake Director for an inpatient psychiatric treatment facility.
  • Developed state-of-the-art assessment tools, interventions, and safety plans for working with suicidal, violent, and psychotic patients.
  • Developed the Stay Safe system of protection for human services professionals, as a martial arts instructor. 
  • Featured speaker for the National Adolescent Perpetrators Network (NAPN, 2014), and North Caroline LPC Conference. 
  • Served on the North Caroline Department of Health and Human Services Task Force on Reducing Behavioral Health ED Wait Times. 

Who is this for? 

  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

  • Counselors

  • Case Managers

  • Correctional Staff

  • Clinical Directors

  • Emergency Room Physicians

  • Emergency Room Practitioners

  • Guidance Counselors

  • Human Resources Staff

  • Law Enforcement

  • Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Nurses

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Pastors

  • Psychologists

  • Program Managers

  • Primary Care Physicians

  • Physician Assistants

  • School Nurses

  • Social Workers

  • Utilization Managers

Continuing Education Credits

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Today Only - $189.99

Get Started Today!


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