Event date: 3/5/2022 Export event
Mark Wills
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Suicide Risk: Assessment and Intervention

NASW California

Noon-7:30 p.m.

This course outlines the general principles of suicide risk identification, assessment, management, and their practical applications in evaluating and working with individuals who are at risk as well as with clients with chronic, severe mental disorders. It:

  • presents psycho-therapeutic and behavioral intervention strategies in managing suicide risks and behaviors;

  • provides understanding of the impact of mental health problems and psychiatric disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma Disorders, developmental issues on the suicide risk;

  • presents the complex and challenging phenomenon of self-injurious/self-harming behaviors such as self-cutting, self-burning, self-hitting, hair pulling etc. especially in teens and adolescents and how they differ from suicide gestures and attempts; and

  • provides assessment and treatment tools to work with clients engaging in such behaviors.

Meets 6 Hour CA BBS Requirement

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