Management of mental health emergencies


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Section VII of Division 12 of the APA
American Psychological Association (APA)

Emergencies and crises occur in the practice of every mental health clinician, often without warning. The experienced clinician may have some notion of potential danger with certain kinds of patients, however, those with histories of violent and/or self-harm or destructive behaviors require special handling. This pamphlet provides some structure for making more accurate assessment, and subsequent decisions, for management and treatment.