June 20: Suicide Assessment and Intervention Training

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This free web training meets the new requirement for behavioral health providers and participants will receive 6.5 CME credits

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Target Audience: Behavioral health providers, primary care providers, nurse managers and clinical team members from community health centers and St. Joseph Health System.

Learning Objectives: 1. Assess individuals at risk of suicide with a clinical approach that identifies both explicit and implicit expressions of suicidal thought.
2. Ascertain key indicators if imminent suicide and develop a strategy for determining when and how to hospitalize clients.
3. Formulate a CBT and DBT oriented case conceptualization that addresses how to effectively work with specific populations including veterans and the elderly.
4. Employ a collaborative safety approach to help clients survive a suicidal crisis while avoiding the pitfalls of suicide contracting the false sense of security and decreased clinical vigilance that can accompany their use.
5. Connect suicidal clients with communication strategies that convey your compassion and support and effectively strengthen the therapeutic alliance.
6. Reduce access to lethal means with tips and tactics for implementing a multi-systemic approach that incorporates the suicidal person’s social connections into their safety plans.

Presenter: Sally Spencer-Thomas, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist and inspirational international speaker. She has a Doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver, a Masters in non-profit management from Regis University, and a Bachelors in psychology and studio art with a minor in economics from Bowdoin College. She has written four books on mental health and violence prevention.

This training is part of the Regional Behavioral Health Integration Project supported by Well Being Trust.

Contact: Lilian Merino