June 28 | Psychiatric Advance Directives: A Compelling Tool to Support Crisis Care

June 13, 2019

On June 28, 2019 at 12-1pm ET, join us for our webinar: Psychiatric Advance Directives: A Compelling Tool to Support Crisis Care. Hosted by SMI Adviser and the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network, this free webinar is ideal for all mental health clinicians across various practice settings.  

Learn all about Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs), a very important topic if you work with individuals who have serious mental illness (SMI). Twenty-seven states have enacted statutes supporting these directives. Earn up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, 1.0 CE credit for psychologists, and up to 1.0 contact hour of nursing continuing education. 

The discussion in this webinar highlights the potential benefits associated with the use of PADs. It also uncovers resources to aid in implementation. This is critical for all mental health clinicians, as implementation of laws around PADs is a federal requirement for mental health facilities and clinics that receive federal funding.

To help you apply this knowledge in your practice, this webinar focuses on:

  • Background on the concept of PADs
  • Insights on potential benefits and resources to aid in implementation
  • Approaches to overcome barriers to implementation


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • List the potential benefits of Psychiatric Advance Directives.
  • Summarize the origins and rationale for Psychiatric Advance Directives.
  • Discuss approaches to overcome barriers to implementation of Psychiatric Advance Directives.



Marvin Swartz

Marvin Swartz, MD
Professor and Head, Division of Social and Community Psychiatry, Duke University School of Medicine
Co-director, Services Effectiveness Research Program




Bebe Smith

Bebe Smith, MSW, LCSW
Director of Mental Health and Project Coordinator, Crisis Navigation Project at the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center (AHEC)





This event is free. For more information and to register, please click here.

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