Qualified Advance Directive Facilitator Training Course – Mental Health Patient/Client Population (May 2023)
***This is a live, virtual training***
***Active participation with a video camera is required***
Mental health advance directives (ADs) help ensure individuals receive treatment according to their wishes during a crisis, when they do not have the capacity to make medical decisions. AD Facilitation helps people understand options for care, examine their personal values, and make and voice decisions so they may be honored. When people with mental illness have control over their treatment plans, they experience greater autonomy and self-determination and even feel more connected to their care team. ADs can prevent ineffective, unwanted, or possibly harmful treatment or actions, including restraint or seclusion. Health care agents feel more confident making decisions, knowing that they are honoring their loved ones’ expressed wishes.
HCV promotes equitable access to ACP among communities at greatest risk of poor health care experiences, including racial/ethnic minorities, low-wealth communities, and those with mental illness. HCV is one of the few ACP organizations in the country to have expanded beyond hospitals to innovate community-based strategies that allow individuals to consider what “living well” means to them in settings where they are most comfortable and with those whose counsel they trust. In partnership with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), HCV is committed to implementing Advance Directives across the Commonwealth, particularly in community-based mental health service settings.
This session is being offered to provide high quality, comprehensive Qualified Advance Directive Facilitator (QADF) training to professionals who would like to help individuals receiving mental health services complete ADs with instruction for mental health care. This interactive, personalized intervention of helping an individual complete an AD, called facilitation, is a vital service for increasing the use of ADs to match the demand in the community.
This training is highly interactive and will require your video to be on for the majority of the training. All training materials will be made available in print and digitally ahead of the course.
- Develop a strong legal, ethical, and practical knowledge of advance care planning
- Learn the core elements of ACP facilitation
- Strengthen skills in person centered care
- Demonstrate strong basic skill in ACP facilitation
Audience: DBHDS/CSB employed and affiliated professionals who support individuals receiving mental health services and can commit time to facilitating AD conversations.
Prerequisite: ACP Advocate Training, WRAP Training, or equivalent experience with ACP/AD training
Advance registration is required.
* Virginia law requires that community members who are not attorneys or health care providers must complete a certified training program to assist with creation of advance medical directives. Honoring Choices Virginia has been certified by the Virginia Department of Health to provide training to community members. This training is recognized as a valid curriculum for earning Qualified Advance Directive Facilitator (QADF) certification.
***All sessions must be successfully completed to earn certification***
May 16, Tuesday, 9am-4pm
May 17, Wednesday, 9am-4pm
May 31, Wednesday, 9am-5:30pm (for a one hour slot)
Virtual – Live