Suicide Prevention in Clinical Practice: Saving Lives and Bringing Hope

Presented by Jill M. Harkavy-Friedman, PhD on 09-20-2019 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States¹. Over the past 20 years, many advances have been made in the area of effective assessment of suicidal ideation and behavior. Clinicians need to know the most up-to-date information about providing evidence-based methods of assessment and intervention for suicide risk.  

In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD will provide a model for understanding suicide. Dr. Harkavy-Friedman will review risk factors and warning signs of suicide. She will also discuss brief interventions and treatments available. Dr. Harkavy-Friedman will answer questions from participants about suicide assessment and prevention. 

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Discuss the scope of the problem of suicide.
  2. Describe a model for understanding contributors to suicide.
  3. List several factors that contribute to suicide risk.
  4. List warning signs of increasing suicide risk.
  5. Describe brief interventions to manage suicidal ideation and behavior.
  6. Discuss treatments for individuals with suicidal ideation and behavior.

Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: Statements made are based on the current evidence related to suicide prevention and are meant to provide an overview of opportunities in suicide prevention for clinicians. Further training regarding the interventions discussed is needed before implementation. To learn more about suicide prevention go to www.afsp.org.

Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: Program presenter has no known conflicts of interest or commercial support. 

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Reference:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Data and Statistics, Fatal Injury Report for 2017.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy is 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. 

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Meet the Presenter

Jill M. Harkavy-Friedman, PhD

Jill M. Harkavy-Friedman, PhD

Jill M. Harkavy-Friedman, PhD is the Vice President of Research and leads the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) research grant program to advance the field of suicide prevention. With 30 years of experience as a clinician and a researcher, she is passionate about translating research into practice, publishing over 100 peer-reviewed articles. She assists with AFSP’s development of programs and messages that reflect best practices and current research. She works with other national and international research organizations to help set the suicide prevention research agenda and encourage innovative research.

Harkavy-Friedman earned her BA in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Florida. In 1984, she joined Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, establishing the Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program. In 1989, she moved to Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute where she is an associate professor in the department of psychiatry. She joined the AFSP staff in 2011. She maintains a clinical practice in Manhattan, New York.

Learn more about AFSP at www.afsp.org. Learn more about suicide and suicide prevention at www.afsp.org/learningmore.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.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 received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • Logo This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • aceGoodTherapy.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. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC 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 #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.
  • Person Centered Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Person Centered Tech, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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