Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)

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Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR):
Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals

Date/Time:  September, 30 2016 from 8:30-3:45

Location:     The Tannery 700 West, Virginia Street Level B, Milwaukee, WI

Registration Fee:  $50  (Registration deadline: September 16)

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

Sponsored by: American Association of Suicidology, Suicide Prevention Resource Center and Mental Health America of Wisconsin

Workshop Objectives - Participants will gain knowledge 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

Workshop Components

  • 6 ½ hours of training, comprised of an engaging mix of lecture and exercises
  • A 110-page participant manual, including an extensive bibliography and other valuable resources
  • A video presentation in eight segments, highlighting the competencies taught
  • Journaling throughout the day and ample time for discussion

Continuing Education Credit: This program has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).  The Suicide Prevention Resource Center is authorized to award 6.5 NBCC clock hours and 6.5 NASW CE contact hours. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. SPRC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Participants may receive 6.5 hours of APA CE credit.

No partial credit will be given for partial attendance. No walk-ins will be accepted

For additional information or if you have questions, please contact Adrienne O’Neil:

Funding for this training was made possible in part by cooperative agreement SM060386 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written training materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.