DBT V (half day) Suicide Risk Assessment
There is a high probability that any clinician will encounter a self-harming or suicidal client over their professional career; the likelihood of a DBT® therapist treating a high acuity client is dramatically higher than their peers. It is crucial that DBT® therapists have an understanding of suicidal risk factors as well as a plan for assessing and treating.
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This training is part of a DBT traning series. These trainings can be taken individually, out of order or as a five day training series. The series is offered twice during the year and do not need to be taken in any particular order; attendees can commit to doing them one Friday per month in the first half of the year, taken for five consecutive days in the fall, or any combination of the two
Time of Training: 09:00-12:15 (15 min break)
Place: Compass Point Counseling Fairfield - 1251 Nilles Rd Suite 4 Fairfield Ohio 45014
Facilitator(s): Alexandria Beresford MSW, LISW-S, DBTC and
Charles Roberts EdD., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, DBTC
CEUs offered: 3
This training has been approved by the following boards:
The Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Method: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy® (DBT®) is a cognitive-behavioral treatment modality developed by Marsha Linehan. DBT® applies a wide range of cognitive and behavioral approaches to the symptoms exhibited by the client, resulting in decreased problem behavior and increased healthy coping strategies. DBT® was originally created to treat chronically suicidal clients who were diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, it was the first psychotherapy found to be effective with this population. Since its inception, DBT® has been extensively studied and has been found to be an effective treatment option for numerous axis I disorders including depression, bipolar, ADHD, domestic violence, self-injury behavior, substance abuse and eating disorders.
Means: This course will employ the use of training videos, lecture, and role play training. There will be plenty of time for questions and the trainees are happy to tailor this training as participants see helpful.
This training is designed to help participants:
- List and explain suicide risk factors.
- Compare the relationship between self harm and suicidal ideation/behavior.
- Prepare to implement a routine suicide risk management protocol for their practice.
- Assess options for treating a self harming or suicidal client.
- Plan to manage their own fear of suicidal clients.