For those of you interested in gathering FREE professional continuing education hours AND because I’m terrible at updating my blog upcoming events calendar, here’s a quick preview of two talks I’m giving later this month.
On Saturday, July 24, I’ll be doing an hour-long live, online presentation and Q & A for the Mental Health Academy’s 2021 Suicide Prevention Summit. The cool thing (among many cool things) about this summit is that it’s completely free. . . and you can get up to 10 CEUs. You can tune in live, or register and then watch recorded versions of the presentations (that’s what I did last year and getting my 10 CEUs was smooth as butter). You can learn more about the event and how to register here: https://www.mentalhealthacademy.net/suicideprevention/aas
On Friday, July 30, I’m providing a short (30 minute) presentation on the Montana Happiness Project and strengths-based approaches, and then participating on a panel for the 9th Annual Montana Conference on Suicide Prevention. As with the Mental Health Academy Summit, this event is free, although you must register in advance. For information on speakers, registration, and the conference schedule, click on this link: https://www.montanacosp.org/
Let me know if you have questions and I hope you’re staying as safe and as cool as you can . . .
Over the past several months I’ve been busy writing a 2-part continuing education course on a strength-based approach to suicide assessment, interventions, and treatment planning. As you may recall, Part One of this course was published last May (see: http://www.continuingedcourses.net/active/courses/course114.php ).
Just in case you’d rather watch a CE video on this topic, last year I also did a cool three-part (7.5 hours total) continuing education video on suicide assessment and treatment.with Victor Yalom and Psychotherapy.net. Here’s a link to that resource: Psychotherapy.net: https://www.psychotherapy.net/video/suicidal-clients-series
This past month I worked on revising our Suicide Assessment chapter from our Clinical Interviewing (6th edition, 2017) textbook so it could function as a stand-alone continuing education course. The continuing education course is finished and now available online.
The Learning Objectives include:
This is a beginning to intermediate level course. After completing this course, you will be able to:
Explore your own personal reactions to suicide and identify four clinician self-care strategies.
Discuss and debunk four common and unhelpful myths about suicide.
Describe evidence-based risk/protective factors, warning signs, and cultural issues and how they can be used to deepen empathic understanding of suicidal clients.
Identify components of suicide theory that contribute to and guide suicide assessment.
Provide a comprehensive suicide assessment interview based on a social constructionist model.