Chief Clinical Officer Lightfully Behavioral Health Thousand Oaks, California
Rates of suicide have increased over the past several years. Clinicians report that suicidality is their most feared patient presentation, yet the majority of providers have received less than two hours of training in suicide assessment and intervention. This presentation will be an intensive advanced training in suicide assessment and intervention and will provide attendees with the most up-to-date best practices for treating suicidality in individuals with various mental health and substance use disorders. Attendees will take a journey into the suicidal mind to develop an understand the factors that converge to place a person at risk for a lethal suicide attempt. The goal of the presentation is to equip and empower clinicians to address suicidality with competence, confidence, and compassion. Hands-on applications and video vignettes will be utilized to promote comprehension and integration. This dynamic didactic/experiential workshop will provide attendees with a renewed sense of confidence and hope in treating this complex symptom profile in clients with mental health disorders.
After this activity participants should be able to
Describe the suicidal mind.
Assess for suicidaility in clients with mental health disorders and substance use disorders.
Apply interventions for suicidality in clients with mental health disorders and substance use disorders.