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Suicide Assessment: The Tough Questions



Workshop Description:
Attendees will learn questions and methods for conducting a suicide assessment. This will include recognition of signs of suicidal thoughts or urges including behaviors that the individual may have engaged in. Attendees will learn engagement strategies to establish safety in the assessment process while reflecting on reactions arising within the clinician. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice questions and methods provided as well as observe techniques to regulate clients during the process. Information will be presented in a format that can be integrated with therapeutic orientation and align with cultural competency best practices.

This training will provide the attendee information related to the methods and nature of suicide assessment. The tools will be appropriate for all learning levels of clinicians and can be applicable to students in graduate programs, trainees, AMFT/ACSW/LPCC, as well as LMFT/LCSW/LPCC. The attendee will engage in a variety of learning modalities including lecture, role play and self-assessment as a component of integrating the skills presented.

Learning Objectives:
  • Attendees will learn methods to develop a safe space for suicide assessment to occur
  • Attendees will learn three (3) methods to suicide assessment
  • Attendees will identify no less than three (3) aspects of counter transference that can impact the therapeutic relationship

         LIVE                                Recorded
Live CE: 1              Recorded CE: