New Upcoming Webinar!
October 21st, 2015 from 7:00-9:00pm Eastern
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How to Convince Someone to Get Psychiatric Treatment: The Tough First Step
Join PDAN and Mark Komrad M.D. on October 21st, 2015 from 7:00-9:00pm EST for a two-hour, interactive webinar aimed to help guide you to convince a loved one to get counseling.
Just about everyone knows a relative, friend, or coworker who is exhibiting signs of emotional or behavioral turmoil. Yet figuring out how to reach out to that person can feel insurmountable. Getting a troubled person through the door to be evaluated properly, so appropriate treatment can begin is sometimes the biggest challenge.
This webinar will review why people often don’t get professional help on their own and some of the consequences of not getting treatment. Then Dr. Komrad will give you ideas about how you can work with a family member of friend to get treatment started. Methods of effective communication and persuasion will be reviewed.
There will be focus on practical considerations, such as how to chose the right time and place, how to work with key allies, and how to move from persuasion to “therapeutic coercion” that harnesses the often under-used power of family relationships.
Finally, you will learn when and how to mobilize the system for involuntary evaluation and how to maximize the best outcome. Based on 25 years consulting to families trying to get loved ones in treatment, , taking calls on his radio talkshow about psychiatry, and referring to his, national best selling book “You Need Help: A Step-By Step-Plan to Convince a Loved One to Get Counseling,” Dr. Komrad will teach a variety of these tactics to convince a troubled person in your life to have an evaluation by a mental health professional