Documenting CPST and Interactive Complexity

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Documenting CPST and Interactive Complexity

1.25 CEU's

Presented by David Turner, Ph.D., Cynthia Bair, Ph.D., and Eric Bair, LPCC-S

Course CEDL.0121.1.25

Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment, otherwise known as CPST is a service that provides a way for mental health clinicians to accurately document and describe clinically relevant interactions clinicians have been engaging in that are specifically for the purpose of enhancing clients’ ability to function appropriately in their given environment. According to the Ohio Revised Code, Community psychiatric supportive treatment (CPST) service provides an array of services which address the individualized mental health needs of the client. The purpose/intent of CPST services is to provide specific, measurable, and individualized services to each person served. This training will educate mental health clinicians about the definition of and uses for CPST services.

Learning Objectives:


  • Understand and be able to articulate the definition and justification for CPST services.


  • Identify and discern the 10 CPST services and be able to explain how a clinician would employ each in interactions with clients.


  • Become familiar with elements of effective documentation of CPST services, learning to explain and describe CPST interactions in professional/clinical language.


  • Understand how to document special cases such as emergencies, multiple contacts in one day and complex interactions.

1.25 hours of continuing education credit will be available to those who complete the entire course presentation, take and pass the post-test (70% of questions, at a minimum, must be answered correctly), and complete a course evaluation.