Suicide Risk Assessment and Treatment
08.14.2020 from 9-12:15pm
Presented by: Charles Roberts EdD., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, DBTC & Alexandria Fields MSW, LISW-S, DBTC
Training presented through Zoom as an online Webinar.
This training will be LIVE (requiring participation) which means it will count as in person for CEUs. You will receive an email with the link to join prior to the training start time.
Purpose: 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.
Method: 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.
Audience: Licensed mental health professionals. Nurses can receive reciprocal CEUs. CEUs are approved for Social Workers, Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists CEUs (RCS030903) and Chemical Dependency CEUs. CE Broker tracking number: 50-2404
Skill Level: Introductory
9:00-9:30 Suicide awareness
- Adult vs adolescent
- Exploration of demographic, personological, environmental and interpersonal risk factors
- A look at related research
- Introduction to the document
- Utilization of the tool
- Related research
- Intervention techniques
- Managing clinician fear
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.
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Linehan, M., Armstrong, H., Suarez, A., Allmon, D., & Heard, H. (1991). Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Chronically Parasuicidal Borderline Patients. Archives of General Pschiatry, 48(12), 1060-1064.
Koons, C., Robins, C., Tweed, J., Lynch, T., Gonzalez, A., Morse, J., . . . Bastian, L. (2001). Efficacy of Dialectical Behavioral Therapyin Women Veterans with Borderline Personality Disorder. Behavior Therapy, 32, 371-390.
Goethem, A., Mulders, D., Muris, M., Arntz, A., & Egger, J. (2012). Reduction of Self Injury and Improvement of Coping Behavior During Dialectical Behavioral Therapy of Patients with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 12(1), 21-34.
Linehan, M. (1993). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder. New York, New York: The Guilford Press
Linehan, M. (2015). DBT skills training manual (Second ed.). New York, New York: The Guilford Press.