A Focus on Mental Health/Mental Illness in Workers’ Compensation

Timeslot: Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 9:15am to 10:15am
Session Type: General Session
Room: Maryland Ballroom 4 / Ballroom Level


Mental health issues have a significant impact in today's workplace, especially in their interactions with Workers' Compensation injuries. This session will focus on understanding the injured worker schemas for recovery and returning to work as well as the critical importance the employer plays.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the enormous impact of mental health issues generally, and their interactions with workers compensation injuries specifically.

  • The importance of injured worker schemas (understanding of their conditions) for recovery and return to work.

  • The critical importance of the employer in recovery and return to work, and strategies for facilitating employer involvement.