Mental Disorder Treatment – Safe and Therapeutic Culture

Mental Disorder Treatment – Safe and Therapeutic Culture

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Course Overview

This course is aimed at practitioners who specialise in mental health law and tribunal work and will provide a useful introduction, or refresher, regarding the definition of mental disorder within the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended. It will also offer an overview of the safe and therapeutic culture and responses to adult disturbed behaviour.

During this bite size session, lecturer Steph Barber will discuss the importance of assessment for each individual and will examine primary, secondary and tertiary strategies for disturbed behaviour. The purpose and use of restrictive intervention reduction programmes will also be considered.

This course will provide an invaluable insight or reminder for those in practice. This course will also assist practitioners, irrespective of their specialist area of law, demonstrate an understanding of mental health issues, required under SRA guidelines.

Please note, this session will concentrate on the issues in so far as they relate to those aged 18 and over; Special considerations apply to under 16’s which are not covered during this webinar.


What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of, and feel confident when, advising clients regarding this area of mental health law
  • • Understand how the success of restrictive intervention reduction programmes is measured

What is the target audience?

  • Mental health law practitioners

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About Instructor - Steph Barber

Steph Barber completed her legal training in the North West before setting up her own specialist commercial and medical negligence law firm. She sold her firm in 2000 and joined a progressive London charity as their in house counsel. Steph joined Law Hound to head up their commercial law department and has developed Law Hound's online legal services.

Steph enjoys travel and eating out in her spare time. Steph has lectured extensively on CPD courses, to the Court Service, Legal Services Commission and private practices on procedure and practice.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar
    00:16:55

Dcoumentation

  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page

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