3 CE Credits
By attending this educational event, participants will be able to:
- Differentiate among key terms related to suicidal behavior;
- Identify suicide risk screening/assessment methods by setting and population;
- Formulate strategies for documentation of screening/assessment for patient care and safety plans
Suicide is a preventable public health problem and psychologists and other mental health professionals have a role in prevention. This training will familiarize attendees with important terms, screening and assessment methods, and prevention approaches. Emphasis will be placed on identifying practical tools for use in different settings and circumstances, as well as with different populations. Models for prevention, as well as postvention strategies and professional self-care will be addressed through lecture, video, case presentation, and small group discussion. A suggested reading list will be provided, along with other resource material.
9:00: Introduction to terms, risk and protective factors, relevant current events and contexts affecting suicidal ideation and behavior
9:45: Understanding why we use slightly different approaches to thinking about risk and Screening and assessment by setting and population
10:30: Screening and assessment approaches for work with adults and youth
11:30: Documentation considerations and resources for additional learning
Nancy A. Piotrowski, Ph.D. is a psychologist licensed in California (PSY14524) and a master addiction counselor (MAC). She has worked in suicide prevention and postvention for over 25 years in varied roles such as community hotline volunteer, clinician, researcher, and expert evaluator doing psychological autopsy investigation. She currently teaches at The Wright Institute in the Clinical Psychology program and for University of California, Berkeley Extension. She has over 150 published items in the psychology, advocacy, and public health literatures.
Dr. Piotrowski is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), serves on the APA Council of Representatives, and as a Commissioner on the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals. She maintains a private consultation practice in addition to conducting research on clinical and prevention topics in psychology.
Live, virtual webinar via Zoom webinar.
|| UPA Members
||Non-Members of UPA
| On or before March 18, 2022
| After March 18, 2022
| UPA Student/Resident Members
||Non-Member Students /Residents
| No Charge
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