Management of Psychiatric Emergencies

Estimated cost: R1001 – R5000
Field Of Study: Psychiatry
Department Name: Business Management Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences


A psychiatric emergency is a cluster of conditions in which the capacity of the individual to cope is overwhelmed by acute mental an emotional distress. Clinicians most often encounter individuals who are in crisis in emergency departments and on crisis hotlines. These people require immediate care because they are experiencing severe disturbances of emotion, thought, and behaviour. Of particular concern are people in crisis who suffer from disorders of mood, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, and major mental illnesses.

Entry Requirement: Professional 3-year Bachelor’s degree/Advanced Diploma or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Competence
Delivery Mode: Contact
Duration: 1day
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: EM Ekermans
Contact Person Phone: (021) 9389548
Latest Year Offered: 2021