Recognition, Assessment and Treatment of Suicidality Trainings

This workshop meets the new Washington State suicide assessment requirements for re-licensure.

This workshop presents original concepts in the development of suicidality as an ingenious coping mechanism which develops over time.  The brain's neuroplasticity forms neural pathways which underpin the reinforcing suicidal thought pattern.  Brain retraining provides formation of new healthful neural pathways.  The healing process is directed, encouraged and supported through a specifically designed peer protocol based on existing evidence-based social support.

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When & Where This Workshop Will Be Offered:

  • March 27 - Shoreline Center
  • April 3 – Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood/Tacoma
  • April 10 – Oxford Suites, Silverdale
  • May 1 – Shoreline Center
  • May 29 – Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood/Tacoma
  • June 26 - Shoreline Center

All times are from 9 am – 4:30 pm
6 CEs, $155

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Recognition, Assessment and Treatment of Suicidality



Presented and developed by Randi Jensen, MA, LMHC, CCDC

This workshop meets the new Washington State suicide assessment requirements for re-licensure.

Historically mental health treatment for suicidal individuals has involved extensive psychopharmacology, repeated cognitive behavioral self-esteem and stress reduction exercises, or deep therapy into family of origin issues, all proven to be ineffective in long term prevention of suicide.

According to the World Health Organization (2009), there has been a 60 percent increase in the worldwide suicide rates in the last 45 years, with 1 million suicides worldwide each year, relating to someone dying by suicide every 40 second.  Twenty-two US military veterans kill themselves every single day.  

This workshop presents original concepts in the development of suicidality as an ingenious coping mechanism which develops over time.  The brain's neuroplasticity forms neural pathways which underpin the reinforcing suicidal thought pattern.  Brain retraining provides formation of new healthful neural pathways.  The healing process is directed, encouraged and supported through a specifically designed peer protocol based on existing evidence-based social support.

Research shows that the first suicide attempt is often the first time anyone intervenes.  However, it is never the first time the danger has been known.  Love ones just don't know what to do.  They take the suicidal individual to a hospital or professional where the treatment protocol has not changed for decades.   When the suicidal individual comes home after the attempt, family and friends just don't know how to help prevent the next one.

The Jensen Suicide Peer Protocol (JSP3), based on evidence-based principles, is a prescribed method for the family members and concerned others to take an active part in the recovery of their loved one.  Randi has used this method for decades and has saved lives.  

Workshop objectives:

  • Describe the extent of suicide in the general and special populations, including children, adolescents and military
  • Distinguish what suicidality is and the difference between self-harm and suicidality 
  • Explain the psychobiology of suicidality and its progression
  • Articulate warning signs and symptoms using a simple and effective suicide assessment tool
  • Express and practice Motivational Interviewing techniques used in counseling suicidal individuals
  • Explain a life-saving peer support protocol and how to implement it
  • Describe ethical considerations, documentation and confidentiality issues.

Quote from attendee of January 16, 2014 class in Tacoma/Lakewood: "Ms Jensen is an extremely competent clinician and presenter.  Over my 30+ career in mental health work, this is one of the very best I have attended.  Thank you Cascadia Training, LLC"

Quote from attendee of the April 18, 2014 class:  "Most impactful continuing education class I've ever taken!"

 

Additional Material
Watch Randi speak about suicidality

Continuing Education (CE) Information
6 CEs

Cascadia Training is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Cascadia is also approved by the Washington State Office of Public Instruction as a "Washington State approved clock hour offering workshop."

 

 


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