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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.

Imagine if you could be the therapist who knows how to confidently treat clients experiencing suicidal ideation without resorting to unnecessary hospitalization

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.

Essentials of Treating & Preventing Suicide:
Perspectives from the Experts

Valued at $578.93
Today Only $289.46 — An Unbelievable Value!
Earn up to 10 CE Hours — included in the course tuition! Click here for Credit details
This Special Enrollment Period is Extremely Limited!

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…

  1. The power of therapeutically-driven assessment vs. Filling out forms for risk-management purposes

  2. Inpatient or outpatient — what does the data tell us on medication and hospitalization? And clinical decision-making practices for knowing what to do.

  3. The ethics of treating suicide — legal implications, confidentiality, privilege, privacy, and more
  1. An essential understanding of the best Evidence-based models for treating suicide, including CAMS, BCBT, and more, directly from the developers of these models.

  2. The use of narrative-based assessments — and how it can provide comfort to clients in a time of crisis

  3. 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.

This Online Course Features:
  • 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 hoursClick here for 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.
Essentials of Treating & Preventing Suicide:
Perspectives from the Experts

Valued at $578.93
Today Only $289.46 — An Unbelievable Value!
Earn up to 10 CE Hours — included in the course tuition! Click here for Credit details
This Special Enrollment Period is Extremely Limited!

Here’s What You’ll Get with This Course
Get lifetime access to a comprehensive road map for navigating suicide assessment and treatment of those at risk for suicide. Get a front-row seat for 5 in-depth conversations with the nation’s leading experts — so you can quickly identify what treatment approaches will work best for your client population.

The Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (BCBT) Model with Craig Bryan, PsyD. ABPP
Many factors contribute to suicidality, with two of the primary vulnerabilities being cognitive rigidity and emotional dysregulation. Dr. Craig J. Bryan — leading national expert on military suicide — discusses Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (BCBT), an innovative treatment approach with a strong empirical evidence base. Dr. Bryan shows you how the proven interventions in BCBT help clinicians stay calm and slow things down in session, as we work to help our clients build emotion regulation, crisis management skills, AND dismantle suicidal belief systems.

The CAMS Care Model with David Jobes, PhD
Dr. David Jobes presents the CAMS Framework™ — a clinical philosophy of care offering clinicians a flexible suicide treatment model. One of the most widely used models for suicide treatment, CAMS (Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality) practitioners can help suicidal clients discover lives of purpose and meaning in as few as 6 to 8 sessions.

An Eclectic Practice Model for Suicidality with Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW
What if there were three words you could say to clients to get them to open up and speak freely about their suicidal thoughts and behaviors? Clinical suicidologist and psychotherapist Dr. Stacey Freedenthal shows us what these three words might be, emphasizes the importance of meeting clients where they are at emotionally, and will show you how to make therapy a conversation — not an interrogation. In this session, you’ll get a practical toolbox that covers risk assessment, safety planning, and treatment planning.

Clinical Interviewing Skills for Suicidal Clients with John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD
During this in-depth video, Dr. John Sommers-Flanagan provides you with tools to guide your assessment and treatment planning with suicidal clients, including:
  • 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

Legal, Ethical, & Documentation Issues with Nancy Wheeler, JD & Burt Bertram, LMFT
When treating suicidal clients, no clinician should feel they have to go it alone. And no clinician should feel obligated to practice outside of their competency. This informative video covers some of the most important issues regarding counseling a suicidal client — including proper documentation, informed consent, and where to begin if a client dies by suicide. This is a must-have session for any clinician who works with suicide.
Essentials of Treating & Preventing Suicide:
Perspectives from the Experts

Valued at $578.93
Today Only $289.46 — An Unbelievable Value!
Earn up to 10 CE Hours — included in the course tuition! Click here for Credit details
This Special Enrollment Period is Extremely Limited!
Learn the Most Effective Therapeutic Models for Addressing Suicide in Your Practice

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
Enroll today, and you’ll also get these 3 FREE BONUSES ($158.98 value)!
Your 1st FREE Bonus: Networker Symposium Workshop Recording –
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.

Your 2nd FREE Bonus: Networker Symposium Workshop Recording –
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.

Your 3rd FREE BONUS - Free Networker Magazine Digital Download

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.

Essentials of Treating & Preventing Suicide:
Perspectives from the Experts

Valued at $578.93
Today Only $289.46 — An Unbelievable Value!!

Featuring Today’s Leaders in Suicide Treatment…

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).
Click here for information about David Jobes


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.
Click here for information about Stacey Freedenthal


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?”
Click here for information about John Sommers-Flanagan


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.
Click here for information about Nancy Wheeler


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.
Click here for information about Burt Bertram


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.
Click here for information about Janina Fisher


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.
Click here for information about Rita Schulte

Who is This Training For?

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.

Essentials of Treating & Preventing Suicide:
Perspectives from the Experts

Valued at $578.93
Today Only $289.46 — An Unbelievable Value!
Earn up to 10 CE Hours — included in the course tuition! Click here for Credit details
This Special Enrollment Period is Extremely Limited!
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Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on integrating this valuable knowledge and practical skills in clinical practice, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 10 CE hours! Click here for Credit details and credit details specific to your profession.
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Essentials of Treating & Preventing Suicide:
Perspectives from the Experts

Valued at $578.93
Today Only $289.46 — An Unbelievable Value!
Earn up to 10 CE Hours — included in the course tuition! Click here for Credit details
This Special Enrollment Period is Extremely Limited!
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