Full Course Description
High Risk Clients: Effectively Handle Five of the Most Critical Scenarios You’ll Face as a Clinician
- Complete a comprehensive mental health assessment that encompasses a multitude of clinical concerns including mental status, lethality, substance abuse and trauma.
- Determine signs of and risk factors for suicidal ideation in clients and effectively respond in order to ensure the safety of the client.
- Assess indicators of substance intoxication, withdrawal and overdose in clients and create protocol for responding appropriately.
- Assess for risk of violence in a clinical setting and develop skills to effectively and safely intervene during an acute crisis.
- Examine ways in which client responses to trauma are often misdiagnosed as mental health disorders and consider the clinical implications of this.
- Create accurate and comprehensive documentation of clinical crises to protect all.
Suicide Assessment and Intervention: Assess Suicidal Ideation and Effectively Intervene in Crisis Situations with Confidence, Composure and Sensitivity
- Assess individuals at risk of suicide with a clinical approach that identifies both explicit and implicit expressions of suicidal thought.
- Ascertain key indicators of imminent suicide and develop a strategy for determining when and how to hospitalize clients.
- Formulate a CBT and DBT oriented case conceptualization that addresses how to effectively work with specific populations including veterans and the elderly.
- Employ a collaborative safety approach to help clients survive a suicidal crisis while avoiding the pitfalls of suicide contracting and the false sense of security and decreased clinical vigilance that can accompany their use.
- Develop communication strategies that convey your compassion and support and strengthen the therapeutic alliance.
- Design a multi-systemic approach that reduces access to lethal means and incorporates the suicidal person’s social connections into their safety plan.
Suicide: Who, When, How and Where
Elicit Key Information from Suicidal Clients: Assessment and Level of Risk
- Addiction recovery
- Trauma-informed care
- Populations with multiple risk factors
- Suicide attempt survivors – learning from their experience
- Upstream clinical practices: reaching people before the point of crisis
Formulate Treatment Plans that Help Clients Regulate Emotions and Make Them Feel Valued and Connected
- Implicit and explicit expressions of suicidal thoughts
- Communicating caring: Language to impart compassion and avoid stigma
- Suicide risk assessment
- PATH WARM
- Ideation, plan, means, intent
- Level of risk
Confidently Handle Crisis Situations
- Collaborative safety planning (or “Why Suicide Contracting is Dead”)
- Proactive approaches to decrease the likelihood of suicidal despair
- Multi-system approaches – support systems
- Evidence-based treatments:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Cognitive restructuring strategies
- Emotional regulation exercises
- Behavioral Activation
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- How to organize a skills training group
- Tips for phone coaching
- Relapse prevention plans
- Reduce access to lethal means
- Working with specific populations: veterans, the elderly
Suicide Grief Support and Innovative Suicide-Specific Care
- Conduct a behavioral chain analysis
- Validating reasons for suicide
- Identify reasons for living
- Use distress tolerance and CBT skills to manage a crisis
- When and how to hospitalize
ReInvest in a Life Worth Living: Rekindle the Desires of the Heart
- Implement Suicide Grief Support
- Understand the unique nature of suicide grief
- Peer-based support: Connect clients to other survivors of loss
- Access and Reclaim compassion
- Somatic resourcing
- Remembered resources
- Assess clients self-talk
- The PIE of life – brainstorm possibilities of growth
- Cultivate social connection and re-engagement
- Support and grief groups
- Toxic people
- Working with families impacted by loss
- Choice and perspective
- Foster gratitude and a spirit of contentment after loss
- Measurements of Post-Traumatic Growth
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