De-escalation: How to Approach Volatile Behavior in a Clinical Setting

10:00am - June 20, 2023 thru 12:00pm - June 20, 2023 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Northwest MHTTC
Registration Deadline: June 20, 2023
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This 2-hour webinar covers de-escalation using principles of rapid rapport building. Offered in collaboration with Dr. Lonnie Nelson, Partnerships for Native Health, WSU.


Dr. Nelson will discuss how to diffuse acute emotional reactions in volatile situations to de-escalate potentially dangerous individuals in clinical settings using principles of rapid rapport building.


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Lonnie Nelson, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor, Partnerships for Native Health, Eastern band Cherokee (AniKituwah) 

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Dr. Lonnie Nelson (descendant of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology at University of Washington's Harborview Medical Center. In 2012, he returned to the field of Native health disparities through the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Career Development Award (K12) at the University of Washington School of Public Health. Dr. Nelson joined the Washington State University College of Nursing in 2015. His work aims to address health disparities experienced by American Indian and Alaska Native communities through multiple avenues. His current research interests focus on the elimination of health disparities in urban dwelling and other Native populations through the application of culturally adapted evidence-based interventions and other patient centered approaches to changing health behaviors, such as indigenized motivational interviewing and harm reduction treatments. Outside of work, he enjoys making and using traditional Native archery gear and spending time with his 7-year-old daughter, Amelia.