The public health tragedy of suicide continues to wreak havoc in the lives of millions of Americans. This daunting challenge leaves many mental health providers feeling confused, overwhelmed, and even scared. Many often feel at a loss on how best to help people experiencing suicidal intensity and suicide grief.
This workshop will transform how you view and work with people who are fighting to stay and will give you tools you need to help them help themselves. You will dive deeply into a comprehensive approach to suicide risk assessment and intervention and gain confidence and a heightened sense of compassion that are essential to understanding where clients are on their life journeys. Collaborating with clients, you will find ways to instill hope and a renewed desire to invest in lives that are worth living.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify key fears, concerns and gaps in training that create barriers in client-therapist rapport
- List several “upstream, midstream, and downstream” approaches to suicide prevention – in and outside of the therapeutic relationship
- Establish connection and collaboration with individuals at risk of suicide as an ally not an adversary
- Use self-empowerment with clients when designing a crisis response and safety plans
- List reasons why “contracting for safety” and “clipboard counseling” are no longer considered a best practice
- Assess and review access to lethal means through a negotiated partnership agreement that meets people where they are
- Use universally accessible tools to help clients regulate surges in suicidal intensity and stay out of the hospital
- Describe the complexities in suicide grief and trauma and provide support across the lifespan
Licensed mental health professionals employed through Kaiser Permanente and psychological assistants performing under supervision of a licensed psychologist.
This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.
Continuing Education Information
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Refund and Attendance Policy
All programs offered on KP Learn for CE credit through the KP Northern California Mental Health Training website are free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Staff and trainees. Once a course is selected in the KP NCAL MH Training Website, the registration process begins, and it will appear in the individuals KP Learn profile for completion within 90 days.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire program. An attestation of attendance will be given once the individual has completed viewing the program, which will then initiate the final steps of completing the evaluation forms to receive a certificate of completion.