Electroconvulsive Therapy Review Guidelines

About the Course:

This course is intended to provide an overview of the proper use of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). The guidelines discussed are based on recent APA publications regarding ECT. The development, revision, and review of ECT practices are main areas of emphasis in this course.


State of New York Office of Mental Health

Recommended For:

This is an intermediate to advanced level course for mental health professionals seeking knowledge about ECT and guidelines for its use.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize appropriate application of ECT.

  2. Describe concepts such as informed consent and evaluation of treatment outcomes.

  3. Apply the information presented to the appropriate use of ECT with patients.

  4. Explain treatment procedures and documentation of results.

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