Course Features

  • Lessons 3
  • Quizzes 2
  • Assignments 1
  • Discussions 1
  • Duration 7 Days
  • Students 20
  • Certificates No
  • Badges Yes
The Mental Status Exam With Case Studies
In this chapter, I have provided you a step-by-step section that will assist you in implementing the MSE.  From implementing the in-depth mental status exam you are able to obtain the information needed to begin working with a client.  Remember every client is different.  I will explain step-by-step what to look for in each question’s responses. Then, you can take that information and develop a treatment plan. Additionally, you are provided with in-depth case studies. The case studies will help you see the scope of a client’s process from the beginning and the end of treatment. Once completed you will gain the knowledge necessary to assess each client’s level of function and develop a program accordingly.
Our Mental Status Exam comes from the book “Brain Power” by Vernon Mark, M. D., and Dr. Mark, M.D., 1989.  They are Neurosurgeon’s who’s book provides the reader with excellent information as to the how and why of giving a person the Mental Status Exam (MSE). The assessment is geared to our populations.


  • The Mental Status Exam

  • lesson
    How to Implement the MSE
    40 minutes
  • quiz
    Before the MSE
    4 questions
  • Case Studies

  • assignment
    Case Studies
    Text Based
  • quiz
    Course 6 Case Studies Quiz
    2 questions
  • Discussion

  • discussion
    Final Discussion Course 6
  • Course 6 Survey

  • lesson
    Course 6 Survey
    5 minutes
  • Bibliography

  • lesson
    5 minutes

Maureen Del Giacco, Ph.D., LCAT

Maureen C. Del Giacco, Ph.D., LCAT is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York State. Dr. Del Giacco, is also an author of many books, e-books and most recently has published an iBook. Dr. Del Giacco has been teaching on line since 2004. Additionally, Dr. Del Giacco has been a Certified Cognitive Rehabilitation Specialist since 2004.
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