One of therapists’ greatest fears is losing a client to suicide. That’s not surprising, considering the grief and self-doubt that can follow, plus the possibility of a lawsuit or board complaint. The fear of client suicide can lead to “defensive practise,” in which therapists interrogate clients about their suicidal thoughts, pursue emergency care when it’s not truly needed, or take other actions to protect themselves legally and emotionally rather than to meet the clients’ needs. In this recording, you’ll learn to:
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Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, is an associate professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Her psychotherapy and consulting practice focuses on suicide assessment and intervention.
Financial: Stacey Freedenthal maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Stacey Freedenthal is a member of the National Association of Social Workers; Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work; and the American Association of Suicidology.
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