course »Suicide Assessment

, 8:30 am—3:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 6
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
A client’s desire to end his or her life is one of the most frightening dilemma’s a therapist can face and unfortunately, it is a reality that must be addressed. Suicidal thoughts and intentions are experienced by a variety of clients across age, ethnicity and socioeconomic status during their life span. Therefore, it is beneficial for therapists to know how to quickly assess clients’ desire, ability and need for additional support. Informed by a Dialectical Behavioral perspective, this workshop will provide direct techniques to assess and respond to a client reporting suicidal thoughts and attempts.

  • Gain an understanding of the DBT theory
  • Learn how to conduct a suicide assessment
  • Learn skills to reinforce life affirming thoughts and behaviors in clients
  • Learn skills to maintain clinical stance in working with suicidal clients
  • Learn strategies that assist with self-maintenance in working with suicidal clients
  • Learn resources for working with suicidal clients