Navigate: Helping Families Navigate Suicide Risk

When Sep 26, 2019 09:00 AM to
Sep 28, 2019 04:00 PM
Where Burhans Hall, Room 22
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502.852.2917
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18 hours SW & MFT CEUs - Board Approved

3 Full Days $350 for professionals / $125 each day

* 3 Day Student rate $150 / $50 per day

Lunch and Light Refreshments will be provided

September 26-28, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Registration at 8:30am
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Whether working with youth or adults, we have all seen how family dynamics can either help or hinder suicidal feelings. Often, family members desperately want to help but do not know how. This training will give you the tools you need to conduct thorough individual and family assessments, plan treatment, and implement evidence-based strategies with families affected by suicide risk. You’ll leave with a better understanding of suicide risk, what family members can do, and tip sheets for talking directly with individuals and their families.

Day 1Day 2Day 3
Suicide Risk and Assessment OverviewUnderstanding Family FactorsGuidelines for Moving Forward

Suicide prevalence and terminology

Conducting suicide risk assessment

Managing ongoing suicide risk

Determining appropriate response based on risk level

(Meets requirements for suicide prevention
training required by KRS 210.366)

Youth and adult development

Family dynamics that contribute to risk

Individuals' experiences to family response to suicide

Family communication about suicide

Adopting family context during assessment process

Incorporating family in safety planning

Navigating tough family conversations about suicide

Overview of family-based treatment models

Dr. L. Frey

Dr. Laura M. Frey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Assistant Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Program in the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville.

She has extensive clinical experience providing suicide risk assessments and crisis intervention with individuals and their families. She studies the intersection of family processes and mental health. With funding from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, she is currently researching family dynamics after an adolescent attempts suicide.

For more information, please contact:
Becky F. Antle, MSSW, Ph.D.
Professor and University Scholar
Director, CFCWB
(502) 852-2917