In this web conference, participants will gain familiarity with assessing suicide risk in the outpatient setting. Participants will learn how to identify chronic, acute, and protective factors when determining the level of risk and how to handle a person who reports feeling suicidal or expresses a desire to end his or her life. The role of current or past alcohol and drug use in raising suicide risk will be discussed, and participants will learn the importance of using a suicide-specific assessment tool instead of relying on their “clinical gut.” Assessing risk within different clinical populations will be highlighted. Lastly, weaving risk assessment into the clinical interview will be explained and examples provided.
This web conference is intermediate instructional level and designed to help clinicians:
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I thought the handouts were great. I also very much appreciated that anniversary dates were included and discussed. - Tamara Whitten, MS, LMFT, CFLE
1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.
GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.
GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.
Premium or Pro Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to this web conference at no cost. Not yet a Premium or Pro Member? Mental health professionals can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95.
Dr. Andrew Mendonsa is a clinical psychologist licensed in the state of California. He maintains private practice offices in Sacramento and Beverly Hills. His background in assessing acute suicidal clients spans over 10 years and includes forensic/prisons, geriatric, inpatient locked psychiatric facilities, hospital-based emergency departments, and community outpatient clinic settings. He currently works for a major hospital system providing crisis/5150 evaluations in two separate emergency departments.
Dr. Mendonsa also provides treatment and evaluation under the California workers' compensation system. He has provided expert witness testimony and clinical opinions regarding a variety of legal cases and challenges. Dr. Mendonsa treats people of all ages, from young children to elderly adults. Experience in treating and evaluating a wide range of diagnoses is a cornerstone of Dr. Mendonsa’s skill. He also enjoys providing editorial opinions for several American Psychological Association divisions' journal selection committees. In 2004, he was awarded a Congressional Bronze Medal for this service to the community.
Besides his professional interests, Dr. Mendonsa enjoys traveling, working on obtaining his pilot’s license, and spending a relaxing night at home with his two Chihuahuas. Please visit www.drmendonsa.com for more information on Dr. Mendonsa and his work.