Mental State Examination (MSE)

As with Capacity Assessment, the MSE is a core skill that needs to be mastered by all Mental Health clinicians. It is the basis for all clinical interventions and will aide in determining everything from how you talk & react with a client to what sort of activities might be appropriate at that time.

It is important to understand that the MSE is used to capture a “snapshot” of a persons presentation at the time it is done. In most cases it is essential to complete and MSE on every contact you have with a client. Continue reading