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Essentials of Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention 6CE


Essentials of Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention

(6CE Approved)



Date:           Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:00am – 4:00pm (Registration at 8:30am)

Place:          Alliant Intnl. University, 1 Beach St., Room C100 West, San Francisco

 

Fee:              SFPA Members $50 (includes CE certificate) 
Non Members $100, (includes CE certificate)
(space limited)

                


Presenter

Joseph H. Obegi, Psy.D. is a licensed Senior Psychologist at California State Prison, Solano where he coordinates institutional efforts to prevent suicide. In the community, he regularly presents on topics related to suicide, delivers customized training for mental health agencies, and writes about suicide risk assessment, suicide and liability, and suicidality as a psychiatric condition.

www.joeobegi.com


Description

This 6-hour course covers the essential aspects of suicide risk assessment and intervention.

Part 1 teaches participants how to complete a high-quality suicide risk assessment, an essential first step in protecting the suicidal patient. Participants will learn a structured approach to (a) inquiring about suicidal thinking and behavior and (b) integrating this information with warning signs and risk factors for suicide. Guidelines for estimating suicide risk will be reviewed as well as how to create a treatment plan that reduces risk.

 

In Part 2, participants will learn about treatment options that can safely and effectively reduce suicide risk. Two interventions—safety planning and means safety—address the near- term safety of patients while outpatient treatments that prioritize suicidality can mitigate factors that drive suicide risk. Participants will be introduced to these interventions and their research basis.

 

Attendees will have access to electronic versions of the slides and handouts.

Links and references will also be available to guide further learning.

 

Learning Objectives

1) Discuss suicide-related statistics and terms

2) Describe the phenomenology of suicide

3) Discuss of benefits of using a semi-structured interview to collect clinical data

4) Explain a structured approach to evaluating suicide risk

5) List ways to counsel patients and their families about the benefits of reducing access to lethal means

6) Create a safety plan

7) Discuss the research basis for suicide-specific psychotherapies

 

Course Outline

Facts about suicide                     20 minutes

Theories of suicide                      20 minutes

Phenomenology of suicide           20 minutes

Interviewing suicidal patients        30 minutes

Assessing risk                             90 minutes

Safety planning                           60 minutes

Means safety                              60 minutes

Treatment of suicidality                30 minutes

Liability and suicide                      30 minutes

         

 

Bibliographies

The material in this course draws on research findings and clinical practices that are widely accepted. Specifically, suicide risk assessment is regarded as a core competency for clinicians (Rudd, Cukrowicz, & Bryan, 2008), has a well-established scientific basis (APA,

2003), and its clinical practice has been described in detail (e.g., Rudd, 2014). Moreover, material in this course conforms to the suicide risk assessment competencies recommended by the American Association of Suicidology.

 

Major healthcare and suicide prevention organizations have pressed mental health professions to become adept at addressing suicidal emergencies and treating suicidality (Joint Commission, 2016). Safety planning is regarded as a best practice by multiple private and federal organizations, including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The interventions and treatments discussed in this course each have at least one randomized control trial that supports their efficacies.

 

References

American Psychiatric Association. (2003). Practice guideline for the assessment and treatment of patients with suicidal behaviors. American Journal of Psychiatry, 160(11

Suppl), 1-60.

 

Joint Commission. (2016). Detecting and treating suicide ideation in all settings. Sentinel

Event Alert, 56, 1-7.

 

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: Transforming Health Systems Initiative Work Group. (2018). Recommended standard care for people with suicide risk: Making health care suicide safe. Washington, DC: Education Development Center, Inc.

 

Rudd, M. D., Cukrowicz, K. C., & Bryan, C. J. (2008). Core competencies in suicide risk assessment and management: Implications for supervision. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 2(4), 219-228. doi:10.1037/1931-3918.2.4.219

 

Rudd, M. D. (2014). Core Competencies, Warning Signs, and a Framework for Suicide Risk Assessment in Clinical Practice. In M. K. Nock (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self-Injury (pp. 323-336). New York: Oxford University Press.

 

 

 

CPA is co-sponsoring with San Francisco CPA. CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. 

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 6.0 continuing education credits (approved). Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.



When:
Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Where:
Alliant Intnl. University
Room C100 West
1 Beach St.
San Francisco, CA  
Contact:
Annette Taylor, Administrator
408-757-7720
Category:
CE Workshops
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
CPA is co-sponsoring with San Francisco CPA. CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 6.0 continuing education credits (approved). Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.
$50.00
$100.00