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Managing Suicide Risk During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • 04 Feb 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Online (GoToWebinar)
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There has never been a time in American history, when a community has suppressed the suicide rate and maintained it at a low level. Two recent studies found that therapists are less willing to treat patients with suicidal symptoms and when they do, only two-thirds use evidence based methods of assessing risk. Therapists report that their practice patterns are based on their admitted discomfort managing high risk patients, lack of training and limited community resources. Surprisingly, less than 50% of graduate training programs in mental health provide formal instruction on suicide risk assessment. When they do, the training equals 90 minutes on average. These factors reveal the challenges commonly faced by many mental health providers in America. This two-hour presentation aims to address this problem by providing more than what graduate programs have provided (i.e., 90 minutes on average). Attendees will learn evidence-based methods of assessing and managing suicide risk, especially as this pertains to conducting tele-mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees will increase their comfort, confidence and competence in managing suicide risk by the end of this learning activity.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-716939

This is an event sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748

Learning Objectives:

1. Differentiate between death ideation and suicidal ideation.

2. Assess suicide risk via a virtual format in less than 10 minutes.

3.Discuss ambivalence and reasons for living with suicidal clients.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Kent A. Corso is a licensed clinical psychologist and board-certified behavior analyst. His career in suicidology began almost two decades ago, while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Corso has researched, developed programs and trained others on evidence-based suicide prevention and intervention nationally and internationally. He has published numerous peer-reviewed research papers and is a leading expert in novel scientific methods and digital technologies for analyzing variables associated with suicide.

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