Workshop: Managing Psychotic/Manic/Delusional Students

Course ID - CTD0395t 

Short Title: Delusional Students   

 Audience    All Employees 
Length of Workshop:        1.5 hours 

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.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate 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
  • Identify the common symptoms of bi-polar disorder, psychotic disorders, and schizophrenia
  • Discuss 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
  • Minimize the legal risk when working with these students
  • Explain the best ways to involve social supports, case management, and parents in the review of students exhibiting these behaviors


Dates of Workshop

Reference #

Delivery Format

Meeting Days/Time



02/21/13 756982 Webinar Thursday
1:00pm - 2:30pm


Registration information
Course ID: CTD0395t  
Course Title: Delusional Students
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

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Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

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If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.