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Digital Seminar

Suicide and Self-Harm in Our Youth: Assessment Tools and Treatment Approaches that Help Clients Heal


Faculty:
Tony L. Sheppard
Duration:
6 Hours 12 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Mar 27, 2018
Product Code:
POS053365
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Recognize indirect signs of suicide risk and effectively measure an array of risk factors
  • Motivate and positively engage suicidal and self-harming youth in their treatment
  • Interventions to build your clients’ coping skills and improve their interpersonal effectiveness
  • Effectively work with school, peers and family - employ a multi-systemic treatment approach
  • Unlock online tools that facilitate social connection and develop a sense of belonging in your clients

Young people are dying. Alone and afraid.

Hanging, overdoses, slashed wrists. Young, horrific, unnecessary deaths. The human toll is staggering. The suffering devastating. Promising futures erased. Heart-broken parents aching to hold their children one last time. Desperate adolescents feeling isolated and unloved in their inner lives often wear a mask of strength. Terrified of hospitalization and stigma if they share their true feelings, they face a lonely and frightening battle.

You are the one working with them. The one trying to prevent this. The one who’s supposed to help this kid get better. Is there something I’m missing? Could I be doing more? How do I manage my liability?

You feel the weight of keeping someone alive. Being the one expected to prevent a suicide can be a heavy burden. There’s nowhere to hide from the responsibility and fear - or the guilt that could come if something happens.

But fear won’t steer you away. You won’t let them face it alone.

Be prepared to offer these kids guidance and hope.

Dr. Tony Sheppard is a licensed psychologist and certified group psychotherapist who has trained hundreds of clinicians, educators, and medical professionals in the treatment of self-harm and suicidal ideation. In more than 15 years of working with children, adolescents, and young adults, Tony has uncovered the specific tools and techniques you need to help your young suicidal and self-harming clients.

Watch this essential seminar and walk away with:

  • Assessment and screening tools specifically tailored for NSSI and suicidal youth.
  • Tips for working with schools, peers, and families to improve treatment outcomes.
  • Motivational techniques that engage teens and adolescents in their treatment.
  • Replacement behaviors for Non-Suicidal Self Injury clients.
  • Distraction strategies that help clients cope in crisis.
  • Interventions that enhance self-esteem and self-acceptance.
  • Exercises that develop problem solving skills in clients and their families.
  • 5 tips for assessing online resources for helping suicidal and self-harming youth.

Join Tony as he weaves his expertise and compassion into the practical skills you need to guide these kids out of the darkness 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 non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is 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


Addiction Counselors

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This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 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 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours 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 the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 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 self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Educators

This course consists of 6.25 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Educators

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6.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours have been made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete additional steps in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form.

 

While completing the post-test/evaluation be sure to answer the question “Are you an Illinois Educator” Yes. PESI will then be prompted to send you the “Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc.” form. You will need to complete the ISBE evaluation form, and return it plus the ISBE $20 enrollment fee (made payable to PESI, Inc.), and your name within two weeks from receiving your CE certificate. You will then be emailed the “ISBE Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form.


Indiana Educators

6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


Montana Educators

This self-study package is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.


New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

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Texas Educators

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Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. 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 self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 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 self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


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Florida Nurses

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Canadian Psychologists

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Florida Psychologists

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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 the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian 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 the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 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 self-study course has been approved for 6.3 continuing education hours. 

 

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Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

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 self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 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 self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


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 self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and 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. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

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Faculty

Tony L. Sheppard Related seminars and products: 2

Psy.D., CGP, FAGPA


Tony L Sheppard, Psy.D., 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 leaving feeling confident and prepared to handle this most important work.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Tony Sheppard is founder and director of Groupworks, Inc. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Tony Sheppard is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association; and the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists.


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Outline

  • Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) and Suicide
    • Primary motivations and neuropsychology
    • NSSI and trauma
    • Suicide and Suicidal Ideation – symptom or disease
    • Is youth suicide contagious?
    • Means and means restriction
    • Relationship between NSSI and suicide
  • Assessment is the Key to Effective Treatment
    • A matter of trust – clinical implications of research on confidentiality of minors with mental health concerns
    • Differential diagnosis
    • Clinical screening and formal assessment tools for NSSI
      • Recency and frequency
      • Severity
      • Triggers
      • Who’s aware
    • Suicide risk assessment
      • SAFE-T
      • PATH WARM
      • Ideation, plan, means, intent
      • Level of risk
      • Intervention
  • Use the Stages of Change/Motivational Interviewing Model in Treatment
    • Assess readiness
    • Gauge interventions
    • Motivational techniques that engage teens and adolescents in their treatment
    • Sustain and maintain recovery
    • Case example
  • Therapeutic Interventions Drawn from Interpersonal Neurobiology, CBT, and DBT
    • Develop distraction strategies
    • Build coping skills
    • Enhance self-esteem and self-acceptance
    • Improve relationships and relational skills
    • Address trauma (Big T and Little T)
    • Develop problem solving skills
    • The role of adjunctive therapies
  • Replacement Behaviors for NSSI
    • Use of alternative harm behaviors
    • Simulation strategies
      • Proceed with caution
    • Case example
  • Employ a Multi-Systemic Treatment Approach
    • Working with parents
      • Educate and consult
      • No one understands me - Validation in the family context
      • The issue of control
      • Contract to curb NSSI and Suicidal Ideation Monitoring
    • The role of the school
      • Who needs to know/how much?
      • Reporting to parents
      • Build “Trusted Adult” support networks
    • The role of peers
    • The impact of Veteran suicide on family dynamics and connectedness
  • Social Media, NSSI, and Suicide: The Harm and The Help
    • Cyberbullicide - The impact of online bullying
    • Video sharing, social media and self-injury
    • Support and connection through social media, apps, and other technologies
      • 5 tips for assessing online resources
      • Online tools you can use

Please Note: PESI is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.

Objectives

  1. Employ clinical screening and assessment tools to help you determine which clients present the highest risk 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 clients’ coping skills and interpersonal effectiveness.

Target Audience

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

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