Suicidal Ideation & Treatment
Presented by Julia Harris, LPC
Saturday, September 25, 2021 9-11am
When a client discloses their struggle with thoughts of suicide during a session it is the therapist's responsibility to assess for acuity and intent. While therapists are trained to be comfortable with the intensity of emotion our clients present, many don't have specific training beyond the thought-means-plan question protocol. This workshop is designed to give clinicians specific assessment tools to help determine the level of care and treatment that a client may need if they are having thoughts of suicide. From knowing the difference between suicidal ideation and suicidal intent to knowing the next questions to ask next, this workshop will provide practical tools and interventions that will help you feel more prepared the next time a client discloses suicidal thoughts.
Identify warning signs and risk factors for suicide
How to assess a client for suicide risk
How to create a safety plan with client and identify level of care needed
About the Presenter:
Julia Harris, LPC is a Mercer University Clinical Mental Health Counseling alumnus. She has been trained in Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide (CAMS), and Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM).She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has been practicing DBT since 2015. She has training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Julia has extensive experience in treating adults & adolescents with suicidality in her private practice in Roswell, GA.
Continuing Education Credit:
2 hours credit approved by GAMFT #094-2021
and LPCGA #2021-07-06-531MLW