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Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
6 hr 1 min
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
11/7/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Assess clients for drivers of suicidal ideation.
  2. Specify what steps clinicians should take in cases of imminent suicidality.
  3. Characterize how stigma can feed shame, guilt and suicidal ideation.
  4. Communicate how clinicians can build emotional regulation and problem solving skills in suicidal clients.
  5. Establish how strategies from Narrative Therapy can help clients manage negative past experiences that can contribute to suicidal thoughts.
  6. Articulate how exercises that help clients manage anger and tolerate uncertainty can add stability to the lives of clients with suicidal thoughts.
How to Assess for Suicidal Risk
  • Loss and loneliness as drivers of suicidal ideation
  • How trauma contributes to suicide
  • Tools to assess toxic self-talk
  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CMS)
  • What to do when suicide is imminent
Guilt, Shame, Stigma and Suicidality
  • How shame and guilt take clients to dark places
  • How stigma feeds shame and the cycle of pain
  • Resolve inner conflict and pervasive shame with Parts Work
  • Meaning making interventions
Crisis Intervention Treatment Techniques: Essential Skills from CBT, DBT and Somatic Approaches
  • Suicide risk as a skills deficit problem
  • CBT skills to enhance emotional regulation and problem solving
  • DBT techniques that directly target suicidal behavior
  • Mindfulness and breathing techniques to bring calm
  • Grounding exercises to interrupt suicidal impulses
  • Containment skills for overwhelming thoughts
Make Suicidal Clients Feel Heard, Seen, and Understood
  • Narrative Therapy Strategies, story and metaphor
  • Loss timelines to release past negative experiences
  • Therapeutic letter writing
  • Linking Objects to handle emotional memories
  • Let go of adverse life imprints
Suicide and Existential Shattering: Move Clients from “Do I Want to Live?” to “How Do I Want to Live?”
  • How belief systems keep clients stuck
  • Assumptions after a life shattering event
  • Strategies to help clients tolerate uncertainty
  • Shattered Vase exercises to restore hope
  • Exercises to manage anger, unforgiveness and thoughts of revenge
    • Certificate of Debt
    • Rock exercise
  • Reinvest in a Life Worth Living


Rita A. Schulte, LPC, specializes in the treatment of depression and suicidality, grief and loss issues, anxiety, relationship problems, and eating disorders. Rita’s beloved husband died of suicide in 2013, and she speaks candidly about her loss in the hope of helping others to heal.

The author of Think This Not That: Eliminate Toxic Thinking and Rewire Your Brain (Leafwood) and Shattered: Finding Hope and Healing through the Losses of Life (Leafwood), Rita also writes for numerous publications and blogs. Her articles have appeared in Counseling Today Magazine, Thriving Family, and Rita is also the creator and host of Heartline Radio where she talks with counselors, authors and everyday people looking for advice on moving through the difficulties of life.

Rita earned a B.S. degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Rita Schulte is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Rita Schulte is a member of the American Counseling Association; and the National Board of Certified Counselors.
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