“There’s no point in living anymore.” “Everyone would be better off if I weren’t around.” “The pain is just too much, I can’t handle it.”
These are the destructive thoughts that echo in the minds of clients who struggle with suicidality.
When combined with the isolation that’s become all-too-common in our current time … it can feel nearly impossible to escape that emotional turmoil.
New research shows that when you have a reliable set of skills and interventions, you can effectively manage suicidality in your practice … and not have to rely solely on hospitalisation!
Because expert training in managing suicidal thoughts and behaviours can be hard to find ...
We’ve brought some of the leading experts in the field for this FREE online CPD course with recorded Q&A to help you in your practice.
Register today and join world-renowned clinicians Kathy Steele, MN, CS, Frank Anderson, MD, Tony Shepperd, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA and Victor Armstrong, MSW, BS.
This session offers a practical exploration of how to approach suicidal ideation and behaviors from an Internal Family Systems approach. Examining the pieces of the psyche that drive these thoughts, feelings, and actions, IFS encourages you to help clients make peace with, embrace, and find love for suicidal parts.
Suicide is a leading cause of death among young people. Assessment, management and treatment is particularly important with those youth who struggle with behavioral health challenges. This session will offer insights and specific strategies.
In this session, Victor Armstrong will discuss the stigma around mental health and suicide among those in historically marginalized communities. He will discuss the way that perception and provider bias influence mental health access and suicidality among Black men. You’ll discover historical challenges of these communities, emphasizing Black men, in accessing care for mental health.
Listen to the Q&A call with Kathy Steele where we discussed Structural dissociation and trauma survivors.
Kathy Steele, MN, CS, is an expert in the treatment of complex trauma, dissociation, attachment difficulties, and the challenges of complicated therapies. Kathy served on the International Task Forces that developed treatment guidelines for Dissociative Disorders and Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. A sought-out consultant, Kathy is also an internationally recognized trainer on topics related to trauma, dissociation, attachment, and psychotherapy.Click here for information about Kathy Steele.
Frank Anderson, MD, is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.Click here for information about Frank Anderson.
Victor Armstrong, MSW, BS, has dedicated his career to building and strengthening community resources to serve individuals living with mental illness. He serves as Director of the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse Services. He currently serves on the board of directors of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) NC. He is also former board chair of NAMI NC, and a member of American Association of Suicidology (AAS), and NASW-NC.Click here for information about Victor Armstrong.
Tony L. Sheppard, Psy.D., CGP, FAGPA, specializes in treating young people suffering from psychiatric issues including self-harm and suicide. A licensed psychologist and certified group psychotherapist, Tony brings over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults to his clinical practice. In addition to his private practice, Groupworks, he has trained hundreds of clinicians, educators, nurses, and physicians across the country in the treatment of self-harm and suicide, and is the author of a training curriculum in group psychotherapy.Click here for information about Tony L. Sheppard.