Suicide. It’s one of the most stress-inducing topics you deal with in therapy, and most clinicians receive little formal training on this important issue.
But the fact is, almost every therapist will treat clients who are struggling with suicide…
…so you need to know what to do when your clients have suicidal ideation or a history of attempts.
Fortunately, there are new evidence-based models that were specifically designed to help clients move past suicidality.
Now in this unique online course, you’ll get special access to experience these strategies for yourself and learn the tools and knowledge you need to be effective in treating and preventing suicide.
In this groundbreaking online course, you’ll get data-driven tools and strategies that will guide you in effectively treating the suicidal person — from case conceptualization to assessment and beyond.
You’ll gain the confidence you need to make the best decisions for even the most difficult clinical situations, such as:
- Does my client really need to be hospitalized?
- How do I do an assessment that actually helps my client rather than feels like an interrogation?
- How do I know whether the level of suicidality is an immediate threat?
- What do I do if my client shares that she/he has a suicide plan?
- What do I do if my client attempts suicide during therapy, and does this mean that the therapy is ineffective?
- How can I be effective AND keep my practice safe from legal problems?
- And much more!
By the end of this advanced skills training, you will learn dozens of proven communication strategies and methods that will help your clients feel safe to open up to you about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences — no matter how severe their pain.
Dedicated clinicians like you are devoted to helping those who hurt the most.
Packed with tools that you can use with clients during their worst life crisis, this course will teach you how to handle the most challenging dilemmas that arise when a client is suicidal, including…
- The power of therapeutically-driven assessment vs. Filling out forms for risk-management purposes
- Inpatient or outpatient — what does the data tell us on medication and hospitalization? And clinical decision-making practices for knowing what to do.
- The ethics of treating suicide — legal implications, confidentiality, privilege, privacy, and more
- An essential understanding of the best Evidence-based models for treating suicide, including CAMS, BCBT, and more, directly from the developers of these models.
- The use of narrative-based assessments — and how it can provide comfort to clients in a time of crisis
- Understanding the direct and indirect drivers of suicidal behaviors and how to create an effective treatment plan based on them.
"David Jobes is one of the leading forces in suicide prevention, whose ideas and thinking have led to untold advances."
— Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP
"Craig Bryan outlines the most effective treatment for reducing suicide attempts developed to date."
— Alan L. Peterson, PhD, ABPP
"Stacey Freedenthal offers an extraordinary contribution to clinical suicide prevention―there is nothing like it."
— David A. Jobes, PhD, ABPP
"Janina Fisher’s perspective on suicidal ideation is really great and I imagine it will be very helpful to my practice."
— Cori Anne F.
- Five In-depth Interviews featuring the leading suicide treatment professionals in the field, including Craig Bryan, David Jobes, Stacey Freedenthal, and more!
- Two BONUS Online Video Lectures — Take your suicide treatment skills to the next level with these Symposium workshop recordings.
- Valuable PDF Resources, Handouts and Transcripts — You can use time and time again when working with even the most challenging cases
- Up to 10 CE hours – Click here for CE credit details and Click here for course objectives and outline
- Lifetime access to the course and all materials — Entirely self-paced and available in your office or on-the-go, this course is yours to keep forever in your professional library
When you finally know how to respond to clients who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, everything will change.
- How the 7-Part Map: Suicide Dimensions for Treatment Planning enhances your ability to collaborate with clients
- Why normalizing the client’s experience is critical to building the therapeutic alliance
- The importance of directly asking clients about suicidal thoughts
- Why assessment must be tied into the treatment plan
- How empathy helps to reduce shame
For only $289.46, you’ll feel more at ease as you support your clients in crisis and nurture survivors’ potential for healing and resilience
Chronic Suicidality and Self-Destructive Behavior with Janina Fisher, PhD
Chronically suicidal clients present a special kind of stress for therapists. This Symposium workshop recording offers practical strategies for developing collaborative approaches with suicidal clients that will overcome resistance and transform their relationships to self-destructive thoughts and impulses.
A Collaborative Approach to Managing Suicidal Risk with Rita A. Schulte, LPC
With 71 percent of therapists reporting at least one client who has attempted suicide, this recording is essential learning for all mental health care professionals. During this workshop recording, you’ll discover a comprehensive road map for navigating assessment, treatment, and management for those at risk for suicide, as well as how to nurture a survivor’s potential for healing and resilience.
In this exclusive Networker magazine article, Listening to Suicidal Clients: How to Get Beyond our Fears, you’ll join suicidologist Stacey Freedenthal, whose personal history of suicidality has resulted in illuminating insights about the issues facing therapists today and the future of suicide research.
Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, is Executive Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah. He is an associate editor of the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior and previously served on the board of directors of the American Association of Suicidology.
Click here for information about Craig J. Bryan
David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor of psychology and Associate Director of Clinical Training, and Director of the Suicide Prevention Lab at The Catholic University of America. His research and writing on suicide has produced well over 150 peer-reviewed publications (including six books on clinical suicidology).
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Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, is an associate professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Her psychotherapy and consulting practice focuses on suicide assessment and intervention.
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John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD, is a professor of counselor education at the University of Montana. In addition to teaching, research, and supervision, John also has a small independent practice. Previously he was the mental health consultant for Trapper Creek Job Corps (2003-2014), served as executive director of Families First Parenting Programs (1995 to 2003), and was co-host of a radio talk-show on Montana Public Radio titled, “What is it with Men?”
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Anne Marie “Nancy” Wheeler, JD, is an attorney licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia; she has extensive experience with counselors, psychiatrists and the broader field of mental health. For over 30 years, she managed risk management consultation services for the American Counseling Association and the American Psychiatric Association.
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Burt Bertram, LMFT is a counselor, consultant, author and professor. His professional efforts focus on assisting individuals, couples, families and workgroups to productively identify, understand and address the issues that are influencing or shaping their lives. Dr. Bertram is a relationship-oriented therapist and consultant. He believes individuals come to understand themselves and grow best when in the context of others.
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Janina Fisher, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and instructor at the Trauma Center, founded by Bessel van der Kolk, MD. A faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an EMDR International Association consultant, past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, and former instructor, Harvard Medical School, Dr. Fisher lectures nationally and internationally on the integration of the neurobiological research and new trauma treatment paradigms into traditional psychotherapies.
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Rita A. Schulte, LPC, specializes in the treatment of depression and suicidality, grief and loss issues, anxiety, relationship problems, and eating disorders. Rita’s beloved husband died of suicide in 2013, and she speaks candidly about her loss in the hope of helping others to heal. A prolific writer and book author, Rita is also the creator and host of Heartline Radio where she talks with counselors, authors and everyday people looking for advice on moving through the difficulties of life.
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This training has been specially created for professionals, including Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Teachers, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Nurses, and other helping professionals.