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Mental Status Examination

  • In: Encyclopedia of Counseling
  • Edited by: Frederick T. L. Leong
  • Subject:General Counseling & Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

The Mental Status Examination (MSE) is an evaluation of a client's current overall functioning with emphasis on his or her cognitive and emotional functioning. The MSE is a structured observational system of the client's behavior, emotions, and thoughts. The MSE ...

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