Treating Special Populations who are Suicidal and Experiencing Self-Harming Behaviors

The treatment of suicidal clients and those who engage in self-harming behaviors is very difficult for practitioners. Furthermore, there is no one way to treat these self-destructive behaviors. This can become a challenge for clinicians, leaving many practitioners feeling helpless and confused on which approach to use. A clinician who is not trained in crisis intervention can be left feeling, uncertain, anxious and overwhelmed when treating these clients. Thus, these negative feelings may lead to countertransference which can affect treatment in a negative way. The Goal of this presentation is to adequately prepare the clinician to work with special populations who present with suicidal thoughts or behaviors for the purpose of alleviating Clinician stress levels and ensuring the best possible patient/client outcome.

Educational Objectives

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Competently identify suicidality with a client by understanding 2 behaviors in a suicidal client
  • Competently assess for suicide potential by rating such potential
  • Understand suicide prevention with 2 special populations and the mental health diagnosis that have the highest risk for suicide

3.5 CE’s for:

  • DMH-Addiction Therapist
  • DMH-Mental Health Therapist
  • DMH –Certified Addiction Therapist
  • DMH-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist
  • MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
  • NBCC/LPC-National Board Certified Counselors
  • Social Work

Presenter

Dorothy Smith, LCSW

Location

Virtual

Date

May. 17, 2021

Time

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenter

Dorothy Smith, LCSW

Location

Virtual