Suicide Assessment, Management, and Treatment Workshop
01/12/2018 - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Spokane, WA - 422 W Riverside Ave, Spokane, Wa, 99224
Ever since the 2014 Matt Adler Act was signed into law, mental health professionals have been required to receive training in assessment, management, and treatment of suicide risk as part of their continuing education requirements. This six-hour presentation meets the new Washington state CE requirements, and provides practical, hands-on training for both new and experienced practitioners. The presentation will cover the assessment, management, and treatment of suicide risk in depth. The Assessment section will address informed consent and confidentiality, interviewing, risk factors and warning signs, accessory behaviors and comorbid issues, suicide contagion, and using risk protocols. The Management section will explore immediate threats, active ideation, and emergencies, alongside distal threats, passive ideation, and parasuicidal behavior such as self-injury. Methods of reducing risk of contagion in a community following a suicide are reviewed, alongside the documentation of persisting suicidal risk. In the Treatment section, participants will be trained in the use of safety planning and coping skills training. Throughout the training, participants will have the opportunity to watch videos, engage in role playing, and complete case studies in teams. This six hour workshop was approved by the Washington State Department of Health for its 2017 Model List, and thus satisfies continuing education requirements set forth by the Department of Health related to suicide assessment, management, and treatment.