Family Navigation for Suicide Risk - Webinar

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - Friday, December 11, 2020 Time: 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM The Center for Family and Community Well-Being and the Kent School of Social Work Couple and Family Therapy Program have partnered with leading suicidologist, Dr. Laura Frey, LMFT, to develop a three day training in a manualized curriculum for professionals to become a Certified Family Navigator for Suicide Risk.
When Dec 09, 2020 09:00 AM to
Dec 11, 2020 03:30 PM
Where Webinar access - Zoom meeting
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Presenter:  Laura M. Frey, PhD, LMFT

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.

Workshop Description

As a field, Suicidology offers a variety of trainings in assessing and treating individual risk for suicide. However, these trainings fail to integrate a family component. During assessment, family members can provide collateral information that allows a clinician to develop a richer picture of suicide risk. It is also important to assess how much family members contribute to suicide risk or present barriers both to receiving treatment and to treatment being effective. 

Family Navigation for Suicide Risk will cover a variety of topics needed for professionals to become Certified Family Navigators for Suicide Risk. Over 3 days, attendees will (a) learn how to conduct a suicide risk assessment and determine the appropriate level of response, (b) specific family factors affecting both youth and adult suicide risk, (c) how to consider a family component even when working with only the suicidal individual, (d) how to help families understand how they can best support their suicidal loved one.



  • Overview of suicide prevalence and terminology as well as the main components of the assessment and management of suicide risk


  • Youth and adolescent development and family dynamics that put one at risk for suicide.
  • Assessment with youth and families, as well as engagement strategies for families in treatment


  • Adult suicide risk, including prevalence of ideation, attempts, and deaths
  • Risk factors for adults and ways to integrate a family perspective and involvement into treatment of adults



18 CEUS Approved by Kentucky Board of Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy.


Full 3 Days: $245

Day 1 only: $87.50 (First day meets KRS 210.366 requirements)

Student Rate:  Full 3 days:  $150, Day 1 only:  $50

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