Essentials of Treating & Preventing Suicide Perspectives from the Experts
Suicide. It’s one of the most stress-inducing topics you deal with in therapy, and most clinicians receive little formal training on this important issue.
But the fact is, almost every therapist will treat clients who are struggling with suicide…
…so you need to know what to do when your clients have suicidal ideation or a history of attempts.
Fortunately, there are new evidence-based models that were specifically designed to help clients move past suicidality.
Now in this unique online course, you’ll get special access to experience these strategies for yourself and learn the tools and knowledge you need to be effective in treating and preventing suicide.
In this groundbreaking online course, you’ll get data-driven tools and strategies that will guide you in effectively treating the suicidal person — from case conceptualization to assessment and beyond.
You’ll gain the confidence you need to make the best decisions for even the most difficult clinical situations, such as:
- Does my client really need to be hospitalized?
- How do I do an assessment that actually helps my client rather than feels like an interrogation?
- How do I know whether the level of suicidality is an immediate threat?
- What do I do if my client shares that she/he has a suicide plan?
- What do I do if my client attempts suicide during therapy, and does this mean that the therapy is ineffective?
- How can I be effective AND keep my practice safe from legal problems?
- And much more!
By the end of this advanced skills training, you will learn dozens of proven communication strategies and methods that will help your clients feel safe to open up to you about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences — no matter how severe their pain.
Dedicated clinicians like you are devoted to helping those who hurt the most.
Packed with tools that you can use with clients during their worst life crisis, this course will teach you how to handle the most challenging dilemmas that arise when a client is suicidal, including…
- The power of therapeutically-driven assessment vs. Filling out forms for risk-management purposes
- Inpatient or outpatient — what does the data tell us on medication and hospitalization? And clinical decision-making practices for knowing what to do.
- The ethics of treating suicide — legal implications, confidentiality, privilege, privacy, and moreAn essential understanding of the best Evidence-based models for treating suicide, including CAMS, BCBT, and more, directly from the developers of these models.
- The use of narrative-based assessments — and how it can provide comfort to clients in a time of crisis
- Understanding the direct and indirect drivers of suicidal behaviors and how to create an effective treatment plan based on them.
- Five In-depth Interviews featuring the leading suicide treatment professionals in the field, including Craig Bryan, David Jobes, Stacey Freedenthal, and more!
- Two BONUS Online Video Lectures — Take your suicide treatment skills to the next level with these Symposium workshop recordings.
- Valuable PDF Resources, Handouts and Transcripts — You can use time and time again when working with even the most challenging cases
- Up to 10 CE hours – Click here for CE credit details and Click here for course objectives and outline
- Lifetime access to the course and all materials — Entirely self-paced and available in your office or on-the-go, this course is yours to keep forever in your professional library
When you finally know how to respond to clients who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, everything will change.
Here’s What You’ll Get with This Course
- How the 7-Part Map: Suicide Dimensions for Treatment Planning enhances your ability to collaborate with clients
- Why normalizing the client’s experience is critical to building the therapeutic alliance
- The importance of directly asking clients about suicidal thoughts
- Why assessment must be tied into the treatment plan
- How empathy helps to reduce shame