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2-Day Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment & Intervention: Work with Clients with Compassion and Confidence


Faculty:
Sally Spencer-Thomas
Duration:
2 Full Days
Product Code:
LWC055580
Brochure Code:
PLW76034
Media Type:
Live Webcast


Description

The epidemic of suicide continues to wreak havoc in the lives of millions of Americans.

With suicide rates on the rise, the need is urgent for clinicians who can recognize warning signs earlier, intervene with current and proven strategies, and even inoculate clients against the chance of suicidal thoughts emerging in the future. It’s a daunting challenge that has undoubtedly left you feeling confused, overwhelmed, and even scared.

Don’t let fear push you away.

This webcast will transform how you view and work with suicidal clients and give you the clinical tools you need to save lives. Over the course of two intensive days, you will dive deeply into a comprehensive approach to suicide risk assessment and intervention. You will gain confidence and a heightened sense of compassion that are essential to understanding where clients are on their life journeys and how you can instill hope and a renewed desire to invest in lives that are worth living.

Leave this webcast feeling confident and capable to work with suicidal clients and guide them out of the darkness and back into the light!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Pennsylvania Addiction Counselors

This course has been reviewed and approved for by the Pennsylvania Certification Board. This course will award 12.5 PCB Approved Hours of Education.


Counselors

This educational offering consists of 12.5 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This level activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Counselors Suicide ACT 74

12.5 clock hour(s) of this activity consists of continuing education instruction in the assessment, treatment and management of suicide risks.


South Carolina Counselors

This program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Counselors

This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.5 credits. 


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania MFTs Suicide ACT 74

12.5 clock hour(s) of this activity consists of continuing education instruction in the assessment, treatment and management of suicide risks.


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 12.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. 


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.6 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Psychologists

This live activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.


School Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


California Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PES010. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. PESI is offering this activity for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.6 continuing education credits.


Illinois Psychologists PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.
Indiana Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the Indiana Board of Psychology. Certificate #: 98000998A - Category I. PESI maintains full responsibility for this program and its contents. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity will qualify for 12.5 contact hours.


Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 12.5  hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Psychologists Suicide ACT 74

12.5 clock hour(s) of this activity consists of continuing education instruction in the assessment, treatment and management of suicide risks.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New Jersey Social Workers

, Course #, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by PESI, Inc. as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: - . Social workers completing this course receive 12.5 continuing education credits. Format: Asynchronous distance learning. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 12.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Social Workers Suicide ACT 74 12.5 clock hour(s) of this activity consists of continuing education instruction in the assessment, treatment and management of suicide risks.
Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 760 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Faculty

Sally Spencer-Thomas Related seminars and products: 3

Psy.D., MNM


Sally Spencer-Thomas, Psy.D., MNM, sees suicide prevention and mental health promotion from a host of perspectives. Clinical Psychologist. Mental Health Advocate. Faculty member. Researcher. And suicide loss survivor. She was moved to work in suicide prevention after her younger brother, Carson, a Denver entrepreneur, died of suicide after a difficult battle with bipolar condition.

Dr. Spencer-Thomas has been an invited speaker at the White House on the topics of mental health and suicide prevention and has held leadership positions for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, the American Association for Suicidology, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

She has won multiple awards for her leadership including the 2014 Survivor of the Year from the American Association of Suicidology, the 2014 Invisible Disabilities Association Impact Honors Award, the 2012 Alumni Master Scholar from the University of Denver, the 2015 Farbarow Award from the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the 2016 Career Achievement Alumni Award from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Spencer-Thomas has a Doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver, a Masters in non-profit management from Regis University, and a bachelor’s in psychology and studio art with a minor in economics from Bowdoin College. She has written four books on mental health and violence prevention.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Sally Spencer-Thomas is speaker, trainer and change agent for Sally Spencer-Thomas, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sally Spencer-Thomas has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.


Additional Resources

To order the book, Suicide and Psychological Pain, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Treating Suicidal Clients & Self-Harm Behaviors, please visit our product store.


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 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.


Objectives

  1. Describe how to overcome fear and personal bias when working with suicidal clients.
  2. Examine the latest hot topics in suicidology and their impact on improved assessment and intervention efforts.
  3. Determine the appropriate circumstances for applying upstream, midstream, and downstream approaches to suicide prevention.
  4. Explain how to implement earlier identification and triage as valuable components of comprehensive risk assessment and intervention.
  5. Choose language that imparts compassion and avoids stigma for use in all stages of work with suicidal clients.
  6. Contrast various suicide assessment tools to better inform clinical decision-making.
  7. Ascertain key indicators of imminent suicide and develop a strategy for determining when and how to hospitalize clients.
  8. Reduce access to lethal means by implementing a multi-systemic approach that incorporates the suicidal person’s social connections into their safety plan.
  9. Articulate the “stop, drop, and roll” of suicide prevention effectively to clients so that it can be accessed in crisis situations.
  10. Employ a collaborative safety approach to help clients survive a suicidal crisis while avoiding the pitfalls of suicide contracting.
  11. Utilize measurements of post-traumatic growth to assess clients’ progress in adapting more healthy response mechanisms.
  12. Make sense of the unique nature of suicide grief to improve the clinical options offered in response to it.

Outline

OVERCOME BIAS AND FEAR

Prepare to do suicide work with compassion and confidence

  • Self-Reflection: Time to unpack our own baggage
  • Countertransference
  • Our own history with suicide

HOT TOPICS IN SUICIDOLOGY

Evaluate the latest developments and their impact on assessment and intervention

  • The latest data, and what to do with it
  • Mental health and suicide
  • Alcohol and suicide
  • Opioids and suicide
  • Additional forms of trauma and suicide
  • Aspiring to Zero Suicide
  • Why “Means Matter”
  • Understanding the many forms of the suicidal mind
  • Soul exhaustion

COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO SUICIDE RISK ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT

Determine where to enter the prevention stream, and how to navigate successfully

  • Upstream, midstream, and downstream approaches
  • Build resilience and crisis inoculation
  • Earlier identification and triage
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Learn from the experiences of suicide attempt and loss survivors

RISK ASSESSMENT

Elicit key information from clients

  • The many paths to suicide
  • Communicate caring: Language to impart compassion and avoid stigma
  • Suicide risk assessment
    • SAFE-T
    • IS PATH WARM
    • Ideation, plan, means, intent
    • Level of risk
  • Standardized assessment tools to augment clinical judgment
  • Obtaining collateral information
  • Types of questions to uncover suicidal ideation
    • What if they say “No”?
    • What if they say “Yes”?
  • Behavior chain analysis
  • Why “No Suicide” contracts are dead
  • Best practices in risk assessment

COLLABORATIVE SAFETY AGREEMENTS AND WELLNESS PLANNING

Help clients regulate emotions and feel safe, valued and connected

  • Set up a safety agreement that is more likely to be followed
  • Reduce access to lethal means (C.A.L.M.)
  • The “Stop, Drop, and Roll” of suicide safety planning
  • Treatment strategies built on preserving choice and dignity
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    • Relapse prevention plans
    • When and how to hospitalize

MAKING MEANING

Help clients reinvest in a life worth living

  • The PIE of life – brainstorm possibilities of growth
  • Narrative psychology and the power of storytelling
  • Cultivate social connection and re-engagement
  • Choice and perspective
  • Foster gratitude and a spirit of contentment after loss
  • Measurements of post-traumatic growth

SAFE AND EFFECTIVE SUICIDE GRIEF & TRAUMA RESPONSE

Implement suicide grief and trauma support

  • Understand the unique nature of suicide grief
  • Peer-based support: Connect clients to other survivors of loss
  • Access and reclaim compassion

Target Audience

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

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