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Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk

  • February 05, 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Park Marina Center for Wellbeing

Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk:

Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals

A one-day workshop for mental health professionals on assessing suicide risk, planning treatment, and managing the ongoing care of the at-risk client.


Presented by Cyndi McDonald, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Friday, February 5th, 2016


Park Marina Center for Wellbeing

353 Park Marina Circle

Redding, CA

Workshop Objectives:

Participants will gain knowledge in the following core competencies: willgainledge in the following core competencies:

·         Managing one’s own reactions to suicide

·         Reconciling the difference and potential conflict between a clinician’s goal to prevent suicide and a client’s goal to eliminate psychological pain through suicide

·         Maintaining a collaborative , non-adversarial stance

·         Eliciting suicide ideation, behavior, and plans

·         Making a clinical judgment of the risk that a client will attempt or complete suicide

·         Collaboratively developing an emergency plan

·         Developing a written treatment and services plan that addresses a client’s immediate, acute, and continuing suicide ideation and risk for suicide

·         Developing policies and procedures for following clients closely

·         Implementing the principles of crisis management & maintenance

Workshop Components:

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk includes:

·         6 1/2 hours of training, in a mix of lecture, paired practice, written exercises, and video modeling

·         A take home engaging and stimulating participant manual

·         Post-workshop access to additional resources on a web page exclusively for AMSR participants and trainers


Receive $10 off if registered by 1/5/16

Licensed: $90

Intern: $75

Student: $65


The registration deadline is 1/29/16

Call Cyndi at 530-941-1835 or email at cyndimcdonald@outlook.com to register



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