Suicide Assessment, Management, and Treatment Workshop
06/08/2018 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
2100 Building - 2100 24th Ave South, Seattle, WA, 98144
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 a practical, hands-on introduction 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.
Law & Ethics of Mandatory Reporting and Duty to Warn/Protect: Balancing Client Confidentiality and Protection of the Public
09/14/2018 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spokane, WA - 422 W Riverside Ave, Spokane, Wa, 99224
This six hour law and ethics continuing education session will focus on helping mental health providers to develop strategies to support client confidentiality while still meeting the legal and ethical obligation to protect the public from harm. Topics covered will include mandatory reporting, client lethality, and the duty to warn and protect. Learning will be supported by interactive discussion and the use of current real-world examples.
This course is approved for 6 CE hours in Law and Ethics for LMHC’s, LMFT’s, LCSW’s and all associate level licensees in Washington State.