course »Suicide Dialogues: How to bring up Suicide with your Participant?

, 9:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 4
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. This workshop will focus on helping clinicians to process their fears related to working with suicidal clients; will provide practical guidelines in discussing suicidality with clients and will include opportunities for participants to practice suicide dialogues in vivo. This workshop is informed by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, a researched based treatment for suicidality and self-harming behaviors. This will be an interactive workshop that will provide attendees with a lot of practice via role plays and vignettes.

  • Gain an understanding of the DBT theory
  • Learn skills to address fear of working with suicidal client
  • Learn skills to discuss suicidality with more confidence
  • 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