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PROSPER: Proactive Reduction Of Suicide in Populations via Evidence-based Research

  • 03 Feb 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 1501 International Parkway Lake Mary, Florida 32746
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  • This eight-hour course includes didactics, discussion, video and skills practice to help learners increase their competence, confidence and comfort managing suicidal patients. Attendees will develop the most contemporary skills in evidence-based risk assessment, management and clinical decision making for suicidal persons.

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DescriptionPROSPER is the culmination of 50+ years of research in the field of suicidology, integrating the most contemporary research findings to raise the caliber of practice among healthcare providers. A recent study found therapists less willing to treat patients with suicidal symptoms due to therapists’ self-identified lack of training and resources. Less than 50% of graduate training programs in mental health provide formal instruction on suicide risk assessment, and such training equals 90 minutes on average. This eight-hour course includes didactics, discussion, video and skills practice to help learners increase their competence, confidence and comfort managing suicidal patients. Attendees will develop the most contemporary skills in evidence-based risk assessment, management and clinical decision making for suicidal persons.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-865402

This event is 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. Assist patients with suicidal symptoms in a collaborative, empowering way, anchored in their values and priorities.
  2. Discuss with patients ambivalence and reasons for living.
  3. Collaboratively devise a crisis response plan that may reduce suicide attempts by 76%.
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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