Managing Psychotic, Manic & Delusional Students: How To Reduce Legal Risk & Increase Student Safety
Managing Psychotic, Manic & Delusional Students:  How To Reduce Legal Risk & Increase Student Safety
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A professor reports a student is argumentative in class and seems to respond with odd and strange associations when confronted. Is this the next Jared Loughner?

A student handles stress poorly, isolates himself, and gives other students ‘the creeps.’ Students demand that staff do something before the student ‘flips out.’

A student in the residence halls frequently talks to a poster on his wall, draws strange symbols on his arms, and talks rapidly to other students about the end of the world.

Much has been discussed lately regarding the legal and policy issues related to managing suicidal students on campus following the federal OCR policy update. However, there is another important component to consider — what to do about those students who present a risk to others based on their paranoid, delusional, or psychotic symptoms. This webinar will discuss the issues and review how these students should be treated under the recent federal OCR policy changes.

Jason Ebbeling, J. D. will discuss issues related to legal risk when managing these students through the conduct, application, and re-entry process at both community and four-year residential colleges. Dr. Van Brunt will review the common treatment and management struggles encountered when addressing students exhibiting psychotic, delusional, and paranoid thoughts and behaviors.

Case examples and a lively, interactive discussion will provide audience members with some insight into how these cases should be handled on campus, how students can be successfully referred to treatment, and some of the limits related to conduct and medical leave sanctions under the new OCR policy.
Participants will:
  • Develop an understanding of how these students become involved in the conduct process at a college or university and common legal and policy pitfalls schools encounter when attempting to manage their behavior
  • Learn how to identify the common symptoms of bi-polar disorder, psychotic disorders, and schizophrenia
  • Understand the components of the four-part direct threat test related to a forced medical leave separation from the college or university when a ‘threat to others’ scenario develops
  • Learn how to minimize the legal risk when working with these students
  • Review the best ways to involve social supports, case management, and parents in the review of students exhibiting these behaviors
Who should attend?
  • 2-year institutions & 4-year institutions
  • Vice President Academic Affairs/Instruction
  • Dean of Instruction
  • Dean of Student Services/Affairs
  • Faculty (full-time and part-time)
  • Human Resources

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