Suicide Assessment for Clinicians Working with Individuals & Families

When Sep 25, 2020
from 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
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Contact Phone 502-852-9103
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Suicide Assessment for Clinicians Working with Individuals & Families *Presenter: Dr. Laura Frey*

This workshop will cover suicide risk assessments and the important implications for working with individuals and
families. Materials covered in this workshop are adapted from M. David Rudd’s Assessment and Management of
Suicidality , which is a resource guide for clinicians who wish to learn the skills needed to assess, manage, and treat
clients at risk for suicidal behavior. This guide covers key components for mitigating suicide risk, and it remains a
leading resource for training new and experienced clinicians. Participants will learn the prevalence of suicide and
important terminology, how to conduct suicide risk assessments, how to determine the appropriate response based
on risk level, and how to manage ongoing suicide risk.

After this training, attendees will be able to
• Demonstrate an ability to screen for self-harm behavior and suicide risk
• Recognize a systemic perspective of suicide that highlights the role of family members, friends, and
treatment providers
• Understand their scope of practice for suicide and know where to refer individuals beyond their scope of
practice.

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