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Suicide: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know

Dec 02, 2011 09:00am -
Dec 02, 2011 04:30pm

Event Description

Fall Forensic Series

Forensic psychology and forensic dimensions in clinical practice pose significant challenges and opportunities for professional practice, research, and consideration of the intersections among psychology, law, ethics, and public policy. The distinguished presenters in our Fall Forensic Series highlight topics of importance.

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D., instructor

A need clearly exists for more extensive training in the treatment of suicidal clients, since one in five clinicians loses a patient to suicide. Despite the difficulties inherent in dealing with suicidal clients, only 40% of all clinical graduate programs offer formal training in the study of suicide. The goals of the workshop are to: (1) provide the latest findings on the risk factors and demographics of suicide; (2) offer a conceptual model and a developmental perspective on the dynamics underlying suicide; (3) address the topics of assessment and treatment. The use of case studies and hands-on use of assessment instruments provides participants with practical skill enhancements that can be directly applied in their practice.

Upon completion, participants will know:

  • About assessment and interview techniques, based on psychiatric, psychological, and other social factors, that are effective in identifying those at greatest risk for suicide
  • How to employ an innovative cognitive/affective/behavioral approach for treating suicidal clients
  • Core dynamics operating in clients at risk for suicidal behavior
  • How to identify clients’ negative thought patterns that influence self-destructive and suicidal behavior

Program Code: S611
6 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, West Roxbury/Boston

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the Director of Research and Education at the Glendon Association. She is involved in clinical training and research in the areas of suicide and violence, resulting in the development of the Firestone Assessment of Self-destructive Thoughts (FAST), the (FASI). The Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts (FAVT), published by PAR Publications. Dr. Firestone is the co-author of Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice; Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion and Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships. Lisa Firestone is a highly regarded workshop facilitator in the topics of suicide, violence and family relations.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Forensic Psychology & Divorce
Early registration ends on Aug 04, 2011.
Regular registration starts on Aug 05, 2011 and ends on Nov 21, 2011.
Late registration starts on Nov 22, 2011.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Suicide: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know (S611)
Member Fee: $145.00$145.00$145.00
Non-Member Fee: $145.00$145.00$145.00

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