Family-Based Youth Suicide Prevention Webinar
December 7 @ 9:00 am - December 8 @ 1:00 pm
How often do adolescents come to therapy presenting with suicidal ideation? Or unexpectedly reveal these thoughts during a session? When do we tell caregivers? How do we tell caregivers? Do we send adolescents to the hospital or create a safety net to keep them at home? What level of risk are we comfortable managing in our practice? Learning some practical, state of the art, empirically supported clinical strategies to manage a youth suicide crisis can improve clinical decision making and ethical practice. During the two half-day webinars, the presenters will first review procedures and assessment tools for a family based suicide risk assessment. Then, participants will learn how to use a safety plan as a family intervention to help all family members better manage their concerns about suicide. Finally, based on principles of attachment-based family therapy, we teach specific clinical strategies for reducing family barriers to treatment and engaging resistant family members into the therapy process. Lecture, exercises, videos and role-play will be used during the course of the online workshop. Two tracks are available (morning and afternoon based on ET).