This two-day workshop offers a broad conceptual framework for effective prevention strategies both at the individual client perspective, and a systemic perspective. Evidence-based best practices are shared regarding the entire spectrum of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention with a systematic review of case studies. Therapeutic engagement, risk assessment, safety planning, identification, and responding with appropriate interventions for risk reduction are covered. This is a comprehensive two-day training that shares the most current research, as well as best practices.
Registration fee: $150.00
This workshop will run from 9:30am - 4:30pm each day
Lunch & refreshments are included in the registration fee.
This workshop is ideal for:
This workshop is designed for health professionals, including psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, psychiatrists, school counsellors, student wellbeing officers, doctors, nurses, OTs, youth workers, and outreach workers.
By the end of the workshop, participants will;
Have the capacity to examine suicide from both an individual and systemic level;
Understand the role that therapeutic rapport/alliance plays in assessing risk and providing meaningful and effective interventions;
Be able to conceptualize risk and be familiar with current research related to risk and risk assessment;
Understand adolescent development and the unique challenges faced by transition aged youth;
Understand the role of emotional regulation and distress tolerance in building skills and reducing risk over time;
Develop interviewing and engagement skills related to understanding the unique meaning behind reasons for dying and reasons for lying;
Have a common understanding of low, medium, and high risk;
Have the capacity to clearly document risk;
Be able to match appropriate interventions to the risk level identified;
Be able to build, document and communicate a client-centred safety plan.
HEATHER FREDIN, RP