When Suicidal Thoughts Do Not Go Away: Speaking of Suicide (5/7/2021) - LIVE REMOTELY
Leader: Ennio Ammendola, M.H.C., and Training Faculty II
THIS TRAINING WILL BE HELD LIVE REMOTELY
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021 | 9:30 am EST – 12:45 pm EST
3 Contact Hours/ 3 Continuing Education Credits (APA, NBCC, New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work & Mental Health Counselors)
In the United States, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death, with an average of one person dying by suicide every 15.2 minutes and attempting suicide every 38 seconds. Seventy-one percent of psychotherapists report having at least one client who has attempted suicide, while 28 percent report having had at least one client die by suicide. Are you one of them? What if tomorrow you are one of these psychotherapists? Even Though we as clinicians cannot prevent all suicides, we can lessen the number of suicides. Therefore, every year I lead this workshop to meet psychotherapists like you in a friendly and safe environment to learn all we can think about suicide to understand better, assess, and treat suicidal individuals.
This year 2021, I have redesigned the workshop format with two significant new areas to explore together. One is the contribution of Victor Frankl in the power of living a meaningful life to protect yourself from suicidal crises, and the second some information about how to conduct a psychological autopsy.
The rest of the topics will be assessment, treatment, understanding the mind of the suicidal person, identifying factors that lead to suicidal vulnerabilities, recognizing warning signs, and using effective therapies.
To make your experience unique and clinically valuable, we will discuss suicide interventions in outpatient, inpatient, and crisis intervention settings. I am sure you are going to find a description of these settings helpful.
Do not hesitate to join us. I hope to see you at the workshop.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the function of risk and risk management in REBT treatment
- Explain the importance of utilizing effective strategies to manage suicide risk in therapy
- Discuss some of the principles of Psychological Autopsy
9:30 am – 11:00 am: Treatment planning for risk and risk management in therapy using the REBT framework. How to develop effective strategies to address the several factors that generate uncertainty in therapy.
11:00 am – 11:15 am: Break
11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Psychology Autopsy: What is it?
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm: Questions
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm: Evaluaitons
Albert Ellis Institute (AEI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AEI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Albert Ellis Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5145. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Albert Ellis Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) State Board for Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0131.
Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0019.