B18 - Contemplating the Unthinkable: What Clinical Mental Health Professionals Need to Understand about Mass Violence
Monday, May 1, 2023
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Location: 515 A, Level 2, LACC
None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Relias, LLC and National Council for Mental Wellbeing guarantee this educational conference is free from bias.
Most mass violence is not due to mental illness or people with mental illness, in fact, most people with mental illness are never violent. However, mental health professionals need to understand how mental illness and targeted violence can and do intersect and how to manage cases where there is a potential intersection. Join us for an update on the evidence about mental illness and targeted/mass violence, explore the implications and limitations of the available scientific literature, find out how collaboration with threat management professionals can enhance clinical care and explore practical applications of these findings for mental health professionals and health systems.
Describe what is and is not known about the correlation between psychiatric illness, treatments and violence.
Recognize how threat management can mitigate implicit bias in violence risk evaluation.
Distinguish reasons why mental health intervention may or may not be possible for people at risk for violence.