RE & CBT Suicide Treatment: Techniques to Work with Clients at Risk of Suicide
Leader: Ennio Ammendola, M.A., M.H.C. – Certified REBT Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI)
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018 | 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Location: 145 East 32nd Street, 9th Floor (Directions)
3 Continuing Education Credits (APA, NBCC, New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work & Mental Health Counselors)
Existing literature suggests that several factors are involved in properly understanding a suicide attempt and effectively implementing subsequent treatment. Understanding the complex phenomena of suicide is never easy because suicidal ideation and behaviors are the result of interactions between neurobiology tendencies, personal and family history, stressful events, socio-cultural environments, and elements of cognitions, behaviors and emotional responses. When faced with the emergence of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, many therapists still perform clinical interventions surrounded by limited awareness and understanding of the aspects of suicide and suicidality. When faced with individual differences, some therapists still apply a cookie-cutter approach without paying attention to these differences. This workshop will focus on working with clients at risk of suicide within a RE&CBT Person-Centered approach. Emphasis will be placed predominantly on treatment strategies and will explore some of the main RE&CBT Person-Centered suicide factors. These factors include: actively listening to the suicidal narrative in RE&CBT terms, the A-C connection versus the B-C connection, the original ABC model versus the novel ABBC suicide model, the meaning of “feeling suicidal” versus “feeling life giving”, the gradient nature of suicidality, the fundamental concept of “Understanding the Person in the Context of his/her Suicidality” (UPCS), the four As of suicidality, and the risk of focusing on secondary emotions. Finally, the differences between inpatient suicidality versus outpatient suicidality will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with clinical cases for role plays and analysis
- Describe the function of treatment of suicidality.
- Discuss how to formulate a treatment plan with a RE&CBT Person-Centered case conceptualization.
- Explain the importance of utilizing effective techniques in treating suicidal clients.
- Utilize the new “ABBC” model of suicidality when treating clients at risk of suicide.
1:30 – 3:00pm: Review of treatment planning for suicidality, including how the combination of several factors leads someone to develop suicidal thinking
3:00 – 3:15pm: Break
3:15 – 4:15pm: Live Demonstrations
4:15 – 4:30pm: Question & Answer
4:30 – 4:45pm: Evaluations
Albert Ellis Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Albert Ellis Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Albert Ellis Institute is approved by The State Education Departments State Board for Social Work. The Albert Ellis Institute 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.