Many clinicians are unsure how best to treat suicidality and plagued with fear about their clients’ well-being and their own liability. In this candid interview, Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, provides answers to five key questions.
<Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice, an associate professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, author of the book, Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for Professionals, and creator of the website, Speaking of Suicide. She focuses her research, scholarship, and clinical practice on suicide assessment and intervention.
Financial: Dr. Stacey Freedenthal is a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice and has an employment relationship with the University of Denver. She has a family member with an employment relationship with LivingWorks. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Freedenthal receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Stacey Freedenthal is a member of the International Association of Suicide Prevention, the National Association of Social Workers, and the American Association of Suicidology. She uses CBT, CAMS, ACT, and other evidence-based suicide prevention strategies in her presentation.