Seminar Detail

The Suicidal Client: Identify Suicidal Thoughts, Reduce Suicidal Behaviors, and Effectively Manage Crisis Situations
The Suicidal Client: Identify Suicidal Thoughts, Reduce Suicidal Behaviors, and Effectively Manage Crisis Situations

Where:   CHARLESTON, WV

When:  Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Your work with clients can save lives.

But working with suicidality is a source of extraordinary stress. Being a part of life or death decisions comes with uncertainty, second-guessing, and fears about competence, effectiveness and responsibility.

Attend this seminar and learn how you can confidently work with suicidal clients with the tools and skills you need to assess for the presence and severity of suicidal thoughts, reduce high-risk and suicidal behaviors, and effectively intervene in crisis situations.

This seminar will provide you with:
  • Identifiers of indirect and behavioral signs of suicidality
  • Techniques for determining level of risk
  • Interventions for reducing high-risk and suicidal behavior
  • A roadmap for intervening in crisis situations
  • Guidance on documentation, ethics, and liability issues

Sign up today and discover how you can transform the weight and worry of working with suicidality into the peace of mind of knowing you have what it takes to effectively help clients in their darkest hours.
Objectives:
  1. Assess for the warning signs of an imminent suicide attempt.
  2. Characterize the role of empathetic listening skills in the therapeutic relationship with suicidal clients.
  3. Determine how clinicians can manage countertransference with high-risk clients.
  4. Establish how evidence-based interventions can be employed to reduce suicide risk and improve functioning.
  5. Distinguish between ethical and unethical clinical practices with suicidal slients.
  6. Communicate the steps clinicians can take to develop a positive, confident perspective in their work with high-risk populations.
OUTLINE:

Risk Factors and Populations
  • Suicide risk and DSM-5® diagnosis
  • Are your clients at risk for suicide?
  • Military suicides and other populations
  • Micro-suicidal behavior and self-hatred
Assessment:
Identify Predictors of a Suicide Attempt
  • Develop your empathic listening skills
  • Indirect statements and behavioral signs
  • What can the test tell us? (and what they can’t)
    • The Beck Scales
    • MMPI-2
    • Rorschach
  • Firearms and “suicide accelerants”
  • Determine level of risk
Treatment Strategies to Modify High-Risk Behaviors
  • Suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge: Lessons learned
  • Modifiable risk factors for suicide
  • Effective techniques to intervene in high risk behavior
  • How psychiatric medication impacts risky behavior
  • How to manage countertransference
Clinical Interventions to Reduce Suicidal Behaviors and Effectively Intervene During Crisis
  • How major theories of suicide inform treatment choices
  • Lethal-means restriction plans that work
  • Evidence-based interventions from CBT and DBT
    • Emotional regulation exercises
    • Cognitive restructuring techniques
    • Building distress tolerance
  • Intervention as a collaborative effort
  • A roadmap for handling suicidal crises
  • Involuntary hospitalization: When, why, how
Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Ethical and liability issues when involving family and others
  • When and how to seek legal consultation
  • Effective documentation strategies
  • Physician-assisted dying and other ethical dilemmas
  • How clinicians heal after suicide
Target Audience
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • School-Based Counselors
  • School-Based Psychologists
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

GLENN SULLIVAN, PH.D.

Glenn Sullivan, Ph.D., is the co-author of The Suicidal Patient: Clinical and Legal Standards of Care (3rd ed.), published by the American Psychological Association, and co-editor of the Handbook of Military and Veteran Suicide, published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Sullivan earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, California. He completed his clinical pre-doctoral internship at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and a postdoctoral residency in post-deployment mental health at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem, Virginia.

Dr. Sullivan is a tenured associate professor of psychology at the Virginia Military Institute, where he is known for his dynamic and engaging teaching style. He is the recipient of VMI’s Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award, which is presented to a faculty member “deemed especially talented at inspiring students in the development of their intellect and character.” In addition to his numerous publications and presentations on suicide, Dr. Sullivan maintains an active private practice in Lexington, Virginia. His clinical specializations include psychological assessment, forensic evaluation, and the treatment of combat veterans.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Glenn Sullivan maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Glenn Sullivan has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Addiction Counselors
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Counselors
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West Virginia Counselors: CE credit is available. This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling. Approval #: WVBEC. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


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


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
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Psychologists
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Psychologists/School Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Social Workers
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West Virginia Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners. Provider #490122. This course is approved by for 6.25 credit hours.

West Virginia Social Workers: The West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners can only approve programs held in the state of West Virginia. This course does not qualify for West Virginia social work credits. You will still receive a certificate of completion at the end of the seminar to retain for your records.


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