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Activity Steps


This learning activity discusses how to perform a mental health assessment, including how to establish a therapeutic relationship; how to recognize coping mechanisms, disturbed thought processes and thought content, and perception abnormalities; and how to respond to a suicidal patient while reducing stigma.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe methods for establishing a therapeutic relationship with the patient.
  2. Identify and describe coping defense mechanisms.
  3. Discuss techniques for assessing mental status and findings aimed at reducing stigma.
Price: $6.95


  • NASW 1.0 CH

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886708055-1224) for 1 continuing education contact hours.

Professions: Social Worker
Test Code: CCA00218SW
Published: July 2023
Expires: 7/31/2024
Required Passing Score: 8/10 (80%)
Authors: Katie Dabrow, LCSW Sherry Ratajczak, MSN, RN, CRNP