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Suicide Prevention: Creative Skills and Tools to Move Clients Toward Hope, Purpose and Connection
Suicide Prevention: Creative Skills and Tools to Move Clients Toward Hope, Purpose and Connection

Where:   BENSALEM, PA

When:  Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$229.99
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Location

HOLIDAY INN BENSALEM-PHILADELPHIA AREA
3327 STREET ROAD
BENSALEM, PA 19020
Phone:  215-639-9100
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Course Description:

Meaningless and isolation – suicidal people don’t feel “a sense of belonging.” Yet common strategies tend to increase this sense of isolation by viewing suicidal individuals as people to be feared, mechanistically observed, and sometimes isolated for their own “safety.”

Attend this seminar to overcome common fears about approaching the topic of suicidal ideation with clients, and learn creative and compassionate techniques to deeply, warmly, and safely guide your clients through the dark places and back into the light.

You’ll feel transformed in the way you think about suicidal clients, and the way you think about yourself as a helping professional and human being.

Discover how to decrease clients’ sense of isolation, and effectively utilize innovative techniques to restore hope. Role playing and hands-on exercises will give you the opportunity to practice new strategies in a safe, supportive environment.

Sign up today and leave this seminar with a new confidence and creative skills to help people move from the dark, lonely, meaningless place into a place of hope, purpose, and connection with fellow human beings!
Objectives:

  1. Articulate how suicidal thoughts are related to the universal human concerns of isolation and meaninglessness.
  2. Apply and practice the therapeutic factors that lead to hope and change in suicidal individuals.
  3. Reduce anxiety and increase self-confidence in engaging with suicidal individuals and talking about suicidal thoughts.
  4. Develop and practice creative, experiential approaches including the use of Gestalt techniques, music, and narrative therapy to help individuals move from despair to hopefulness.
  5. Implement group therapy and effectively timed professional self-disclosure as powerful tools for transforming a suicidal individual’s perceptions of self and the world.
  6. Examine the way you think about yourself as a professional and a human being; change the way you think about suicidal individuals.
OUTLINE

Suicidology and the Human Condition
  • The four ultimate concerns
  • Suicidal thoughts are NORMAL – exploration of myths about suicidal ideation
  • A sense of belonging: what decreases suicidal ideation and hopelessness?
Therapeutic Factors that Leads to Reconnection to Humanity, Hope and Self
  • Universality – you’re not alone
  • Catharsis – release emotions and feelings and learn from them
  • Imitative behaviors – modeling what others use to cope
  • Altruism – help others, help yourself
  • Corrective recapitulation of family experiences – change internal voices
  • Instillation of hope – I got through this; you can too
Interactive Psychodrama: Experience and Learn from a Suicidal Journey
  • Practitioner as the vessel
  • Come along my journey – presenter’s experience “on the other side”
  • Illustration of themes of isolation and disconnectedness
  • Modeling effective therapeutic factors and non-effective professional strategies
  • Participant involvement in psychodrama with feedback in critical moments
Hands-on, Experiential Exercises to Develop Our Skills and Confidence
  • Explore fears and experiences with suicidality
  • Experiences and fears as they relate to clients
  • Discussion Groups: What worked, what didn’t
Role Playing and Practicing New Techniques in a Safe Supportive Atmosphere
  • Help clients re-connect to self and humanity
  • Gestalt two-chair and empty chair: unresolved past conflicts
  • Music as a means of human connection
  • Narrative therapy techniques
  • Helping professional as vessel: effective use of self-disclosure – how, when, why
  • Group therapy: how, why, myths about groups
Application and In-The-Moment Practice
  • Facilitated, supported role-plays
  • Applied spirituality
  • Use creativity and intuition
Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

NANCY FARBER, PHD

Dr. Nancy K. Farber, is a licensed clinical psychologist, school counselor, and veteran professor of school, community, and clinical counseling. She is a humanistic psychologist who is known for her lively, musical, experiential teaching style. She has served as an associate professor at Eastern Illinois University and a supervising psychologist at Torrance State Hospital where she worked intensively with suicidal clients both in groups and individually, and trained psychology doctoral interns. Dr. Farber specializes in group psychotherapy and has worked at university counseling centers across the country including Purdue University, Illinois State University, Bowling Green State University, and Ball State University. She works as a psychotherapist in private practice in Hershey and Palmyra, PA.

Dr. Farber is also a published researcher and author who has written articles for referred journals and presented both research and training workshops at the American Psychological Association, American School Counselor Association, Illinois Counseling Association, and Pennsylvania Psychological Association.

Dr. Farber holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Ball State University, an MS.Ed. in psychological services from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in communication arts from Cornell University. She also holds a B.A. in music from Lebanon Valley College.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Nancy Farber maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Nancy Farber has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Pennsylvania Addiction Counselors: This course has been reviewed and approved for by the Pennsylvania Certification Board. This course will award 6.25 PCB Approved Hours of Education. (Valid for PA locations only)


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Delaware Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

New Jersey Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Educators/Teachers
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.

New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel: This activity will offer 6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours. PESI, Inc., powered by MEDS-PDN, is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept. of Education.

Pennsylvania Educators & School Personnel: 6.5 ACT 48 Hours will be made available through Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU)King of Prussia on 5/15/19, in Bensalem, PA on 5/16/19, and in Cherry Hill, NJ on 5/17/19. Those requesting ACT 48 Hours will be required to sign in and provide their Pennsylvania Certification Number and will receive instructions at the seminar on how to create a free online account with CAIU; only those individuals who have a CAIU online account are eligible to receive ACT 48 Hours.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Psychologists
This live activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.

Pennsylvania Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This program qualifies for 6.25 continuing education hours.


SOCIAL WORKERS
PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: Suicide Prevention: Creative Skills and Tools to Move Clients Toward Hope, Purpose, Course #2476, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by PESI, Inc. as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 05/09/2019 - 05/09/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Pennsylvania Social Workers, MFTs and Professional Counselors: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This Intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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