Suicide Intervention Skills: Recognizing and Responding (5/1/20)

Suicide Intervention Skills: Recognizing and Responding (5/1/20)

Regular price $115.00

Leader: Ennio Ammendola, M.H.C.

Date: Friday, May 1, 2020 | 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Location: 145 East 32nd Street, 9th Floor (Directions)

3 Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hours (APA, NBCC, New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work & Mental Health Counselors)

Description:

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 one person 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? If not, 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.  This workshop will provide a friendly and safe environment to better understand, assess, and treat suicidal individuals. Specific topics addressed in this workshop include assessment use of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), understanding the mind of the suicidal person, identifying factors that lead to suicidal vulnerabilities, recognizing warning signs, and conceptualization and treatment strategies of effective therapies, including REBT and DBT. Finally, to maximize the participant’s experience as unique and clinically valuable, a considerable amount of time will be spent on role-playing with live supervision. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with clinical cases for role-plays and analysis.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the function of risk and risk management in REBT treatment
  • Discuss the function of risk and risk management in DBT treatment
  • Explain the importance of utilizing effective strategies to manage suicide risk in therapy
  • Demonstrate the importance of utilizing the C-SSRS to assess suicide severity

Schedule:

1:30 – 3:00: Review of the C-SSRS assessment tool. Treatment planning for risk and risk management in therapy using the REBT framework and the DBT framework. How to develop effective strategies to address the several factors that generate uncertainty in therapy.

3:00 – 3:15: Break

3:15 – 4:15: Role-playing cases with live supervision

4:15 – 4:30: Question and answer

4:30 – 4:45 - Evaluations


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.

Cancellation Policy:

The Albert Ellis Institute incurs significant administrative costs related to your registration, if for any reason you need to cancel your registration we have the following options available:

Time Frame (Days before workshop)

Transfer Fees

Cancellation Fees

28 days or more

none

25% of registration fee

14 to 27 days

10% of registration fee

50% of registration fee

Less than 14 days

100% of registration fee

100% of registration fee

One transfer is permitted and must be within 12 months of original workshop date. Failure to attend a workshop within 12 months of transferring will result in 100% forfeiture


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