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Suicide: The Best Assessment and Treatment Strategies

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Jack Klott, MSSA, LCSW, CSWW, Suicidologist
57 Minutes
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Sep 10, 2012
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Join expert and author Jack Klott, as he shares from his 45+ years of clinical mental health experience working with suicidal populations. Jack is the author of the newly published Suicide & Psychological Pain: Prevention That Works and co-author of the best-selling book, Suicide and Homicide Prevention and Treatment Planner. He has taught thousands of clinicians across the United States how to effectively assess and treat at risk populations. Take away the skills to learn how to identify, assess and treat clients in relation to the goals of their suicide intent.



This online program is worth 1.0 hours CPD.



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Jack Klott, MSSA, LCSW, CSWW, Suicidologist, and national speaker has helped and educated tens of thousands in his 45 years of suicide and self-harm client work. Jack is a 35-year member of the American Association of Suicidology and was a founder of the Michigan Association of Suicidology (where he has been recognized for his contribution to suicide prevention in Michigan).

He authored the national best sellers The Suicide and Homicide Risk Assessment and Prevention Treatment Planner (Wiley, 2004), The Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Planner (Wiley, 2006), and Suicide and Psychological Pain: Prevention That Works (PESI, 2012).

Jack is a popular and sought after seminar speaker on suicide prevention, motivational interviewing, co-occurring disorders and the DSM®. Attendees rave about his unique teaching gift of weaving expertise, passion and compassion into practical, understandable and usable information.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jack Klott receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing & Media and Wiley & Son Publishing. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.  He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jack Klott is a member of the American Association of Suicidology; and the Michigan Association for Suicide Prevention.


  • Summarize the five suicidal populations
  • Describe the overall treatment plan for the suicidal population
  • Explain the importance of the suicide attempt
  • Describe the primary marker associated with death by suicide


Assessment of Suicide Populations

Suicide Ideator

  • Markers for Protective Inpatient Treatment

Impulsive Suicide

  • Contributing Factors
  • Intervention

Suicide for Secondary Gain

  • Treatment Consideration

Suicide Gesturer

  • Intent
  • Differentiate from self-mutilation

Suicide Completer/Attempter

  • Six Week Warning Signs
  • Six Day Warning Signs

Formulation of a Treatment Plan

Empathic Regard

  • The Key Relationship
  • Avoid Pathologizing
  • All Behaviors Are Purposeful

The Role of Motivation

  • Meaning of Resistance
  • History of Motivation
  • Key to Motivation Enhancement

Problem Identification

  • Treating People and Not Behaviors
  • Discover the Locus of Pain

Providing Alternatives

  • Teaching Other Methods of Problem Solving
  • Enhancing Resiliency
  • Cognitive & Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 14


Richard A M

"Excellent presenter!"

Rosalind M

"I would welcome more trainings from Jack Klott."

Julie F

"excellent course. thank you"

Allison L

"Excellent course. Very interesting. I learned a lot."

Jennifer M

"I am just beginning treatment with a client who has attempted suicide. This was very helpful!"

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