Practice Level: Intermediate
One of the most challenging and prevalent issues clinicians can face is a client’s suicidal crisis. Although many clients experience major depressive episodes, training on how to manage suicidality is often not a component of training curriculums. Working with a client in suicidal crisis can be difficult and evoke strong feelings in the therapist. This course provides guidelines on suicide assessment, treatment, and management and includes information on providing services via telemental health.
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- Discuss the terminology, prevalence, theories of suicide behavior
- Identify risk and protective factors in suicide.
- Discuss suicide and mental health issues.
- Describe service utilization and treatment seeking.
- Identify issues related to at-risk/vulnerable populations.
- Recognize risk and protective factors among various ethnic and racial groups
- Explain suicide assessment and managing suicidal clients.
- Describe various treatment approaches (CBT, DBT, Interpersonal Therapy) for suicidality and therapeutic risk management.
- Discuss issues in therapist self-care and working with survivors in the aftermath of suicide
- Explain ethical and legal considerations
Hilary DeShong, PhD
Dr. Hilary L. DeShong earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2017. She is an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State. She teaches graduate courses in personality assessment, systems of psychotherapy, and clinical supervision. Dr. DeShong has several publications related to suicide, particularly looking at risk and/or protective factors for suicide (DeShong & Tucker, 2019 Meyer et al., 2017 DeShong et al., 2015 Tucker et al., 2014). Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D. is a psychologist in private practice specializing in eating disorders, as well as dual addictions, trauma, domestic violence and depression. She conducts individual and couples therapy with adolescent and adult clients. In addition to authoring numerous mental health courses she frequently blogs and writes newspaper articles about mental health topics.
Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D. is a psychologist in private practice specializing in eating disorders, as well as dual addictions, trauma, domestic violence and depression. She conducts individual and couples therapy with adolescent and adult clients. In addition to authoring numerous mental health courses she frequently blogs and writes newspaper articles about mental health topics.
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