“CHAMPIONS” Clinical Homicide & Aggression Management Practices for Inpatient, Outpatient & Nontraditional Settings (EC19)
At the most basic level, this program is intended to help you improve your competence and confidence in recognizing and managing violence risk across a variety of clinical settings. Just as most agencies expend considerable resources to develop staff skills around suicide risk management, this training is intended to provide similar tools for violence risk management. Initially built to the needs of crisis work, the training has been adapted for use in other clinical settings.
UPMC WBH employees who would like to be sponsored by their department can request this from their manager. Please have your manager complete the form found HERE
Health providers in mental health, addictions, primary care and emergency medicine who are interested in effectively recognizing and managing people at risk of violence. The content is also extremely relevant for risk management, legal, and security or law enforcement professionals with an interest in preventing violence.
OVERALL GOALS OF THE “CHAMPIONS” TRAINING PROGRAM
- Impart a practical, memorable, and usable framework for recognizing and managing violence risk in clinical settings.
- Create training that engages and uses multiple learning styles for adult / professional learners.
- Provide a training experience that is interactive, timely, engaging and enjoyable.
- Use recovery and risk-mindful values in the training.
- Deliver content that is in full alignment with clinical best practices and institutional standards.
- Prepare clinicians for direct work and decision-making while emphasizing and supporting clear pathways for consultation.
- Support clinicians with the personal impact of working with people who may be violent or may be perceived as violent.
- Provide training and resources that are accessible to new hires and useful to seasoned professionals alike.
FORMAL LEARNING GOALS
At the completion of the program, participants should be able to:
- Explain the sources and impact of the myth of the “dangerously mentally ill.”
- Apply the risk factors of history and hostility in the clinical assessment of violence risk.
- Develop a safety plan targeting dynamic risk factors for violence.
- Explore reasons consumers may have for owning firearms and effectively discuss safer storage strategies with them.
- Explain the impact of stress on clinical performance and identify basic strategies for improved self-care.
7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 to 9:15 a.m. Introduction – Dr. Rozel
- Debunking the Myth of the Dangerously Mentally Ill
- Mental Illness in Criminal Justice and Corrections
- Victimization of People with Mental Illness
9:15 to 9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Conceptualizing Risk and Violence – Dr. Rozel
- Managing Violence Risk
- Documenting Formulation
11:00 to 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Gun Access and Safety Issues – Dr. Rozel
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Violence History – Dr. Rozel
- Hostility, Threats and the MSE
2:00 to 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Other Risk Factors – Dr. Rozel
- Duties to Third Parties
3:15 to 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Consultation and Institutional Policies – Dr. Rozel
- Situational Awareness for Clinicians, Security, Self-Care and Mutual Support
4:30 p.m. Adjournment
John “Jack” Rozel, MD, MSL
Medical Director, resolve Crisis Services, UPMC Western Behavioral Health
Co-director, UPMC Systemwide Threat Assessment & Response TeamProfessor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Adjunct Faculty, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Affiliate Faculty, University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law
Noreen Fredrick, DNP, RN
Vice President, Ambulatory and Community Behavioral Health Services
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Kelly O’Toole, MSW, LCSW (Course Director) (She/Her/Hers)
Director of Clinical Care Services, Adult Services
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Tiffany Painter, LCSW
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Continuing Education Credit Information
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.5 contact hours.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Psychologists completing this course receive 6.5 continuing education credits.
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5059. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of this program. This program is being offered for a maximum of 6.5 continuing education hours.
Licensed/Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 6.5 continuing education credits.
Other professionals are awarded .65 Continuing Education Units (CEU's). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.
1. NBCC and General CEU – Participants will be awarded continuing education contact hour(s) certificate four to six weeks post-conference via e-mail. Please keep these certificates in a safe place. Replacements will cost $30.
2. CME, ANCC, APA and LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT certificates will be issued from the CCEHS registration site.
3. Completing the evaluation is not required, however it is encouraged.
4. Continuing education credits are awarded when a participant attends for the full day. Partial credits are only available for CME.
- 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 6.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 6.50 APA
- 6.50 ASWB
- 6.50 Attendance