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Assessment, Management, and Treatment of Individuals at Risk for Suicide

Level 2

Photo credit: Silver Hill Hospital

New Canaan, CT — co-sponsored by Silver Hill Hospital
November 16-17, 2017
Trainers: Haleh Ghanizadeh, MD, MPH

Training Description

With suicide among the top ten causes of death in the United States, the ability to effectively treat clients at risk for suicide is a critical skill for mental health professionals. Facing such situations can be a source of extraordinary stress.

This workshop is targeted to help mental health professionals assess and manage suicide risk and provide treatment to individuals at risk for suicide. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to develop and implement treatment plans for patients at risk for suicide and effectively respond to ongoing suicidal behavior during treatment. Special attention will also be given to postvention procedures in the event of a patient suicide.

This workshop is intended for mental health professionals. Requirements for this workshop include the education or licensure requirements necessary to be a practicing mental health professional, or a student in a mental health profession.

Methods of instruction include lecture, clinical case illustrations, demonstration of strategies, discussion, and participant practice.

Primary Objective:
As a result of this training participants will be able to treat persons at risk for suicide.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the long-term and acute risk factors for suicide.
2. Talk with individuals in a manner that facilitates assessment of suicide risk.
3. Provide assistance to persons at risk for suicide.
4. Describe the role of different professionals regarding suicide risk management.
5. Describe the general guidelines for risk management.
6. Implement specific protocols for intervention in suicide crisis situations.
7. Develop treatment plans for persons at risk for suicide.

Schedule

Day 1
8:30 – 9:00 Registration, Sign-in
9:00 – 10:30 Welcome; Suicide as a Public Health Problem; Long-term Risk Factors for Suicide;
Acute Risk Factors for Suicide
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15 Conducting a Suicide Risk Assessment; Providing Assistance and Making Referrals
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:45 General Guidelines in Suicide Risk Management
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:15 Specific Protocols: Using the LRAMP
16:15 – 16:30 Q&A, Completion of Evaluation, & Sign-out

Day 2
8:30 – 9:00 Registration, Sign-in
9:00 – 10:30 Attitudes, Beliefs, and Evidence-Based Treatments for Suicide
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15 Treatment Planning with a Client at Risk for Suicide; Monitoring Suicidal Ideation and Behaviors
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:45 Treating Suicidal Behavior
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:15 Therapist Reactions and Self-Care
16:15 – 16:30 Q&A, Completion of Evaluation, & Sign-out

CE NOTE: Behavioral Tech calculates the continuing education credits for this training by the start time and end time. 100 percent attendance is required, as is signing IN and OUT each morning and afternoon, to receive CE credits. Partial credits cannot be issued.

Trainers

Haleh Ghanizadeh, MD, MPH

Ridgefield, CT (United States) Haleh Ghanizadeh, M.D., M.P.H., is Board Certified in General Adult and Forensic Psychiatry. Experienced in providing administrative and psychiatric services in city, state and federal prisons and jails, she currently consults to prison systems, state organizations and public schools in the areas of assessment, staff training and program development for emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth and adults.  She trains and consults individually and for Behavioral Tech, LLC, and has a private practice in Wilton, CT.  Her special areas of clinical expertise involve providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy and pharmacotherapy to teens, adults and their parents, when trauma, impulsivity, depression and anxiety are prominent.

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Cancellation, Substitutions, and Refunds
Registration fees, minus a $50 service charge, will be refunded to participants who send a written cancellation via mail to Behavioral Tech or via email to info@behavioraltech.org postmarked no less than 15 days before the training. No refunds will be made thereafter. A colleague may be substituted for no extra charge if Behavioral Tech, LLC is notified at least two business days before the training. For a complete list of Behavioral Tech policies, including how to address grievances, see policies.

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Special Accommodations
If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Behavioral Tech at 206.675.8588 four weeks prior to the training so that we may provide you with appropriate service.

Venue Information

Co-sponsored by Silver Hill Hospital

Training Location
208 Valley Road
New Canaan, CT 06840

Continuing Education

This offering meets the requirements for the following hours by discipline. Licensing and continuing education requirements vary by state. Please contact your state’s regulatory authority to verify if this course meets your licensing or continuing education requirements. Inquiries regarding CE for other disciplines not listed may be directed to Behavioral Tech at (206) 675-8589 or via email to CE@behavioraltech.org. And for general CE questions, you can review answers to continuing education FAQs or contact us.

CE NOTE: Behavioral Tech calculates the continuing education credits for this training by the start time and end time. 100 percent attendance is required, as is signing IN and OUT each morning and afternoon, to receive CE credits. Partial credits cannot be issued.

Approval Statements

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors: Behavioral Tech, LLC will apply to the NAADAC – the Association for Addiction Professionals, Provider #77431. This activity is approved for 12 contact hours. Behavioral Tech will email you a letter documenting your attendance upon successful completion of the activity.

Mental Health Counselors: Behavioral Tech has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5885. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Behavioral Tech is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Behavioral Tech has allocated 12 clock hours for this activity and will email you a letter documenting your attendance upon successful completion of the activity.

Nurses: In accordance with the provisions of Division 2, Chapter 6 of the Business and Professions code, Behavioral Tech, LLC is approved as a Continuing Education Provider, CEP #13065, by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course meets qualifications for 12 contact hours. Behavioral Tech will email you a letter documenting your attendance upon 100% completion of the program.

Psychiatrists: Behavioral Tech, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Behavioral Tech designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. At the end of the training, each Physician must complete and sign the provided form to record the number of credits claimed. Keep one copy & return the other copy to Behavioral Tech.

Psychologists: Behavioral Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Behavioral Tech maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Behavioral Tech has allocated 12 hours of CE within APA guidelines. Behavioral Tech will email you a letter documenting your attendance after successful completion of the program.

Social Workers: Behavioral Tech, LLC will apply to the NASW Washington State Chapter, Provider Number 1975-166, to offer continuing education for Certified Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists. Behavioral Tech has allocated 12 hours of CE for this activity and will email a certificate of attendance upon 100% completion of this activity.