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The Art of Interviewing: Youth Suicide Risk Assessment

  • London Family Court Clinic 254 Pall Mall Street London, ON, N6A 5P6 Canada (map)

This full-day training teaches therapeutic engagement, risk assessment, safety planning, identification and responding to youth with appropriate interventions. We will share the most current research around youth suicide risk assessment, as well as solution-focused interventions in the area of clinical intervention. One of the primary goals of the training will be to build therapeutic skills to aid in reducing risk over time.  This workshop is for anyone working with youth in a mental health or counselling role.

Sign-in opens at 9:00am, training will begin at 9:30
Registration fee: $85
Lunch, coffee, & refreshments are included in the registration fee.

Participants will better understand:

  • the developmental impact of trauma

  • and identify specific trauma responses/adaptions among children

  • fight, flight and freeze responses

  • attachment as a driver of emotional, cognitive, and behavioural regulation

  • the role and value of caregiver affect, attunement, consistency, routines and rituals, and therapeutic alliance

  • self-regulation: affect identification, modulation and expression

  • how developmental trauma intersects with ODD and ADD

  • be able to describe and identify simple post-traumatic stress

  • be able to describe and identify complex/developmental post-traumatic stress

HEATHER FREDIN, RP
Training Facilitator