Exploring Evidenced-Based Therapies for Suicide
How does a clinician intervene therapeutically to treat and manage suicidality in clients? In this live, interactive webinar, various treatment approaches will be discussed. We will explore how CBT suicide mode and interventions of cognitive evaluation of unhelpful beliefs can help individuals identify and challenge negative thoughts and beliefs that contribute to suicidal ideation. We will also cover the five DBT skills using mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation which can help individuals cope with intense emotions and manage distressing situations. Additionally, we'll di...Read morescuss how ACT principles offer a unique perspective on responding to suicidality, emphasizing the importance of acceptance and values-based living in the face of difficult emotions and experiences. Clinicians will be encouraged to examine their current practices around treating suicidality. Attention will be given to exploring the clinician's emotional burden in treating suicidal clients, and best practices when a client dies by suicide or is a survivor of suicide. Case vignettes, video clips and discussion will provide learners with an opportunity to practice skills. Less...
- Explore core fundamentals of suicide, including etiology, risk levels, and motivations.
- Classify and describe various treatment modalities, including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and ACT as they pertain to managing suicidality.
- Explain and describe the recommendations for clinician self-management in the context of client suicide.
- Describe two key best practices for managing a client's death by suicide and survivors of suicide loss.
Friday, August 04, 2023
11:00 AM EDT - 02:15 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Diane Bigler, LCSW, LSCSW
11am - 12:30pm Introductions, CBT Interventions for Suicide
- CBT model of suicide
- Underdeveloped and overdeveloped skills
- Conceptualization example
- CBT intervention tools
- Anxiety coping cards
- Hope/survival box
- Case study: Rob
- Video: Jake’s story
12:30pm - 12:45pm Break
12:45pm - 1:15pm DBT Interventions for Suicide
- DBT tenets
- Core DBT skills for suicide
- Reasons for Living
- Distress tolerance
- Mindfulness for suicide
- Mindfulness for suicide survivors
- Mindfulness for clinicians
1:15pm - 1:45pm ACT Interventions for Suicide
- Six core processes of ACT
- ACT’s perspective on suicide
- Typical ACT moves
- Fusion vs. defusion
- Examples of defusion for suicide
1:45pm - 2:05 pm Special considerations
- Resources: When clients kill themselves
- Supporting survivors of suicide
- Jane Doe: another journal entry
2:05 - 2:15pm Conclusions, Q&A
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
American Psychological Association
Association of Social Work Boards
National Board for Certified Counselors
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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