Assessing & Managing
Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals
May 18, 2013 - Saturday
Adult Learning Center (west of TJ Maxx), Connection Center, 13150 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX, 77079
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 the Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of Houston (PAPN), APN, the American Association of Suicidology, and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of Houston (PAPN)
Suicidal behavior is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Over 30,000 people die by suicide each year, the equivalent of one major airliner filled with passengers crashing every two days. Hundreds of thousands of people are treated in hospital emergency departments each year following a suicide attempt.
A significant proportion of people who die by suicide have had recent contact with a mental health professional. However, many providers are inadequately trained to assess, treat, and manage suicidal patients or clients.
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk was designed to address that training gap. It teaches essential core competencies that meet the needs of an entire spectrum of mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, licensed counselors, social workers, and employee assistance professionals.
The registration deadline is May 1, 2013.
Limited to 40 and no walk-ins accepted
Method of payment
The registration fee for PAPN & Menninger employees is $150 (please contact a Committee Members for a discount code).
All others $200. Price includes all materials, workbook, CEU’s, lunch, and refreshments. No refunds, but materials will be mailed to you.
**Everyone involved in the planning and delivery of this workshop has no relevant financial interest or other relationship with any of the following products discussed in this workshop or commercial services discussed in this workshop. The faculty and planners of this activity have nothing to disclose.
*This event will be wheelchair accessible. If you need additional accommodations, please inform Wanda Hilliard at Wahillia@utmb.edu
Registration and payment link:
For more information, including a copy of the workshop schedule, contact Committee Members: Linda Barloon at Jlbarloon@msn.com, Sara Wood at email@example.com, Wanda Hilliard at Wahillia@utmb.edu, Bernadette Williams at Bwilliams321@gmail.com
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk includes:
•● 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
•● Ample time for discussion
Continuing Education Credits
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. Nursing will receive CEUs from AANP.
No partial credit will be given for partial attendance.
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
Presenter: Pam Greene, PhD, RN
Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer
The Menninger Clinic
Dr. Greene is a certified trainer for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and has been a speaker on suicide prevention with psychiatric clients for over ten years. Her doctoral research addressed nurses who work with suicidal adolescents.