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Suicide and Self-Harm in Adolescents: Effective Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Young People in Crisis


Speaker:
Tony L. Sheppard, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC053365
Brochure Code:
PWZ87797
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar

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Description

Helping young people heal is your greatest reward.

But when treating adolescents with depression, anxiety, and trauma the full extent of their suffering is not always obvious.  Many in distress wear a mask of strength while secretly harming themselves or hiding their struggle with thoughts of suicide. You worry that you could be missing critical signs.

This seminar will provide you with the assessment tools you need to unmask self-harming and suicidal thoughts, adapt interventions from DBT and CBT to work with the distinct challenges of treating suicidal and self-harming adolescents, and manage the specific confidentiality and liability issues that accompany working with minors.

There’s too much at stake to be unprepared!

Sign up today and leave this critical program confident and capable in using these vital assessment tools and treatment techniques to bring hope and healing to vulnerable young clients!

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Tony L. Sheppard, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA, specializes in treating young people suffering from psychiatric issues including self-harm and suicide. A licensed psychologist and certified group psychotherapist, Tony brings over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults to his clinical practice. In addition to his private practice, Groupworks, he has trained hundreds of clinicians, educators, nurses, and physicians across the country in the treatment of self-harm and suicide and is the author of a training curriculum in group psychotherapy.

Tony’s clinical approach draws from interpersonal neurobiology, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and positive psychology. His creative and interactive delivery style will draw you into the dire nature of youth suicide and self-harm and have you leave feeling confident and prepared to handle this most important work.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Tony Sheppard has employment relationships with Groupworks Psychological Services and Spalding University. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Tony Sheppard is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) and American Association of Suicidology (AAS). 


Additional Info

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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Objectives

  1. Employ clinical screening and assessment tools to help you determine which clients present the highest rick for suicide.
  2. Apply motivational techniques that engage resistant suicidal and self-harming teens in the therapeutic process.
  3. Develop strategies for incorporating schools and peer groups into your treatment plans for suicidal and self-harming clients, and communicate how this multi-systemic approach can improve treatment outcomes.
  4. Articulate how alternative coping strategies can be introduced in-session to help self-injuring clients manage triggering situations without engaging in self-harm.
  5. Communicate how clinicians can foster support among family members with techniques that promote problem solving and communication, and help young people feel in control and part of the therapeutic process.
  6. Utilize therapeutic interventions from Dialectical Behavior Therapy to improve your client’s coping skills and interpersonal effectiveness.

Outline

Suicide and NSSI
  • The relationship between suicide and self-injurious behavior
  • When clients present with depression, anxiety, trauma
  • Confidentiality, documentation, and legal considerations
Assessment Tools for Adolescents
  • Formal assessment tools for NSSI
    • Recency and frequency
    • Severity
    • Triggers
    • Who’s aware
  • Suicide risk assessment
    • SAFE-T
    • C-SSRS
    • Ideation, plan, means, intent
    • Level of risk, intervention and when to hospitalize
Motivational Interviewing Techniques That Engage Young People in Treatment
  • Tips to quickly establish rapport
  • Using the Stages to Change/Motivational Interviewing Model in Treatment
  • Overcome therapy interfering behaviors
  • When parents are ready for change NOW!
Adapt DBT for Use with Adolescents
  • Track suicidal and self-harming urges with diary cards
  • Reduce emotional reactivity and improve distress tolerance
  • Identifying emotions and triggers
  • Mindfulness practices and relaxation techniques
  • Reproducible handouts and checklists
CBT Interventions to Build Coping Skills and Manage Crisis
  • ”Thought flipping” to maintain positive focus
  • Address body image issues
  • Create opportunities to build resilience, self-efficacy and self-control
  • Handle suicidal crisis – self-soothing and distraction techniques
Effectively Work with Parents, Peers and Schools
  • Interpersonal effectiveness skills for adolescents
  • Training exercises to convey feelings/read the feelings of others
  • Integrate parents into treatment
    • Parental behaviors that can do more harm than good
    • Means restriction strategies for safe home environments
  • Involve schools and peers
    • Learn to build “Trusted Adult” support networks
    • Peer education approaches that create support
    • Minimize the impact of bullying

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • School Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals School Counselors

Reviews

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Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 4

Comments

Heather K

"I immensely benefited from this training as I work often with adolescent clients dealing with NSSI and suicidal thoughts/plans/intent. It was good to learn more of the evidenced based practices and hear Tony Sheppard counter some of the classic grad school practices that haven't been helpful."

Carolyn A

"Excellent course, very organized and informative, excellent presenter"

Kathryn W

"good educational presentation good case examples given very helpful "

Stacey K

"Very helpful, thank you!"

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