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Continuing Education Program for Mental Health Professionals-DC

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Changes Psychological Services, PLLC is proud to announce "Responding to Suicidal Clients in Practice: Assessment, Intervention and Ethical Considerations." This seminar is being offered to psychologists, professional counselors and social workers for six (6) continuing education credits. Please see below for further information.

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One of the biggest stressors of being a mental health professional involves encountering suicidal clients. For those in private practice, this stress may be compounded by not having colleagues immediately available to consult with, or not having staff to assist in emergency situations. In addition, many clinicians feel that they lack expertise in managing suicidality, often due to limited training and/or knowledge regarding how to respond to clients in crisis.

In this seminar, Dr. McNelis will discuss suicide risk assessment and intervention strategies to utilize in practice. She will also address the importance of adherence to, and consideration of, ethical guidelines in the context of responding to suicidal clients. In addition, she will present several case examples and scenarios from her professional experience to illustrate intervention options. She will also review local emergency resources and services available to assist mental health professionals.

About the Presenter

Dr. Kirsten L. McNelis is a licensed clinical psychologist in both the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania. She has over 14 years of experience in providing psychological services. She previously served as a Suicide Prevention and Intervention instructor, providing training to correctional employees, medical staff and mental health personnel. She has extensive experience in working with individuals who demonstrate severe psychopathology, including suicidal and self-injurious behaviors. She specializes in providing CBT for the treatment of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and mood disorders.

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 6.0 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors/Certified Professional Counselors/Associate Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors/Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for the above listed counselors in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. The above listed cousenlors completing the program will receive 6.0 continuing education hours of credit.

Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

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Doors open at 8:30am. Continental breakfast and afternoon snacks will be provided. Lunch will be on your own.

Receive a 10% discount off the program price by entering the promotional code CHANGES10 at checkout no later than one week prior to your chosen attendance date.

Registration deadline for all participants is two days prior to your chosen attendance date by 12pm.

If you would like to pay by check, please contact Dr. McNelis at (202) 734-0535 for further instructions.

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