Parker Counseling & Education Services

Managing Behavioral Emergencies (4 CEUs)

The American Psychiatric Association defines a psychiatric emergency as a situation that includes an acute disturbance in thought, behavior, mood, or social relationship described by the patient, family, or social unit that requires immediate intervention.The 2008 National Health Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that the rate of psychiatric-related visits has increased 19% since 2003. This online counseling CEU course discusses resources and methods for evaluating and managing behavioral emergencies in Marriage and Family Therapy.