Strengthening Your Suicide Assessment Skills
Are you looking for comprehensive assessment practices for assessing suicide in clients? If so, plan to attend this live interactive webinar to learn about comprehensive suicide assessment principles and practices. Evidenced-based screenings and assessments (there is a difference between the two!) will be presented, along with best practices for clinicians to complete a thorough suicide assessment in a conversational, empathetic manner. Case studies will illuminate important aspects of suicidality and assessment. Recommendations such as Donald Meichenbaum's "The Gold Standard" will be outlined...Read more. Learners will develop newfound confidence, skill, and resources to properly assess clients for suicide risk. Less...
- Recognize the value and responsibility for thorough suicide screening and assessment as a clinician.
- Identify at least two empathic and non-judgmental techniques to elicit suicide risk in each client.
- Formulate a minimum of three methods of implementing screenings and assessments to determine a client's suicide risk level and complete necessary documentation.
- Explore core fundamentals of suicide, including etiology, risk levels, and motivations.
Friday, June 02, 2023
11:00 AM EDT - 02:15 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Diane Bigler, LCSW, LSCSW
11am - 11:30am Introductions, Phenomenology of Suicide
- Sample dialogue: Shame attenuation, normalization
11:30am - 12:30pm Common Indicators of Suicidality
- Risk factors
- Protective factors
- Heightened risk factors
- Risk level
- DSM-5-TR diagnosis
- Kevin Hines video
- suicide assessment videos
12:30pm - 12:45pm Break
12:45pm - 1:15pm Aaron Beck’s “Suicide mode”
- Richard case study
- Jane Doe’s journal entry
- Activity: Suicide Cognitions fill-in-the-blank
1:15pm - 1:45pm Important considerations
- No suicide contracts: A no-no
- Risk formulation
- Crisis plans
- Clinician skills needed
- Shneidman’s 10 Commonalities of Suicide
1:45pm - 2:15pm Ethical Issues, Closing Reflections, Questions, Takeaways
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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