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West Springfield Public Library in the Community Room

200 Park Street

West Springfield, MA 01089

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Suicide Assessment and Intervention Training for Mental Health Professionals
Registration Deadline 3/16/18

This full-day training is designed to increase knowledge and improve the skills and confidence of clinicians and others who find themselves identifying high-risk youth and adults, and planning for their care. Participants will learn about the scope of the problem, review current information on suicide risk factors, and examine personal reactions to dealing with suicidal behaviors. Best practices in risk assessment will be presented and attendees will learn techniques for eliciting suicidal ideation. Issues relative to liability management and planning for intervention will be presented. Research on the effectiveness of this training demonstrates significant gains in knowledge and confidence. The training is based on current best practices and reflects the training objectives in the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Learning Objectives:

  • Manage personal reactions to suicidal clients
  • Recognize suicide warning signs and risk and protective factors
  • Demonstrate techniques to elicit suicidal ideation and history of behaviors
  • Identify strategies and tools to assess risk
  • Describe how a client’s ambivalence about suicide is an opportunity to intervene and how the client may view suicide as a coping strategy
  • Explain the value of appropriate postvention and grief support services for individuals and communities affected by suicide

Who Should Attend?

Behavioral health clinicians and others who identify youth and adults at high risk for suicide, and plan for their care. This training is appropriate for introductory, intermediate, and advanced clinicians.

Speakers:

Larry Berkowitz, EdD, Director at Riverside Trauma Center, and James McCauley, LICSW, Associate Director at Riverside Trauma Center

Continuing Education:

Applications for 6 hours of continuing education credits will be submitted for Social Workers, LMHCs, LMFTs, and Nurses. Please contact Jenny Huynh (jhuynh@riversidecc.org) for the status of the CE accreditation. This training is approved for 6 hours of continuing education for Psychologists. Riverside Community Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. Riverside Community Care maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Registration and Questions:

Registration fee is $90 per person. Pre-registration is required by 3/16/18. Complete the registration online here and pay by credit card or, if you prefer, a hard copy of the registration form is available online to pay by check or credit card. Please make the check payable to “Riverside Community Care” and send it to: Jenny Huynh, Riverside Trauma Center, 255 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02494. Refunds will not be available for this training. Bagels and coffee will be served in the morning. Lunch will not be provided, but there will be a one-hour lunch break. We encourage everyone to bring a lunch. Please contact Jenny Huynh at jhuynh@riversidecc.org with any questions or to request any accommodations. There is parking at the library.

There is no commercial support or conflict of interest known for programs or instructors listed in this training announcement.

Registration starts is at 9-9:15 a.m. Attendees are not allowed to enter until 9 am. Please arrive on time so we can begin promptly at 9:15 a.m.



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