SANTA BARBARA COUNTY PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
to a special conversation about a mental health topic
affecting our community.
Let's come together as psychologists, mental health practitioners and related service providers, administrators, educators, and other concerned parties to learn how to combat suicide.
TOPIC: SUICIDE: EFFECTIVE CRISIS RESPONSE AND TREATMENT
SPEAKER: LISA FIRESTONE, PH.D.
DATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019
TIME: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
LOCATION: BARBAKOW THEATER, CRANE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
CREDIT: 6 CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
Workshop Description: Suicide is the most common psychological emergency that therapists will encounter, and it is on the rise. For mental health professionals with an active clinical practice, suicide is an occupational hazard that can be both emotionally and practically devastating. Recent research has identified suicide-specific therapies that are effective in treating both suicidal ideation and behavior. Most therapists are not aware of them nor have they been trained in them, so most suicidal clients do not receive these potentially lifesaving treatments. This course will provide an invaluable opportunity for therapists to become familiar with these empirically validated, evidence-based treatments for suicide that are fast becoming the standard of care.
Break-10:00-10:15am (15 minutes)
Lunch-11:45 to 12:45pm
Break-2:15-2:30pm (15 minutes)
Workshop 2:30-4:00pm (end of program)
Workshop Objectives: 1. Identify the most important techniques/tools for assessing suicidal risk, 2. Recognize innovative and effective suicide therapies that will allow clinicians to be more effective with suicidal clients, 3. Activate strategies to minimize the risk of successful lawsuits or sanctions, 4. Find effective coping strategies for the emotional impact of working with clients who attempt suicide or actually commit suicide, 5. Implement effective state-of-the-art crisis interventions for suicidal patients that will allow clinicians to practice to the standard of care.
About Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.: Lisa Firestone, PhD is the Director of Research and Education at the Glendon Association and Senior Editor for www.psychalive.org. She has been involved in clinical training and research in the areas of suicide and violence which resulted in the development of assessments including, the Firestone Assessment of Self-destructive Thoughts and the Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts. For more than 30 years, Dr. Lisa Firestone has traveled all over the world educating mental health and health professionals, educators, and the public on effective methods for suicide prevention and treatment. Dr. Firestone is the author of numerous peer reviewed articles, chapters, and books. She is a clinical psychologist in private practice and consultant on the management of high-risk clients.
Fees: Licensed professionals $135 (includes CEs); SBCPA and VCPA licensed members $120 (includes CEs); Educators and community members $75; Students $40. Contact email@example.com for group rates.
The program will help psychologists fulfill training requirement in suicide beginning in 2020. MFTs and MSWs will be require to also complete such training in 2021.
CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA). The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their 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) continuing education credits. 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.