Event » 2023, July 25 & 26- Suicide Assessment, Prevention, & Intervention Workshop

  • Start Date: 7/25/2023
  • End Date: 7/26/2023
  • Registration Start Time: 8:15 AM
  • Hosted By: CIBHS
  • Group Rate Cutoff Date: 7/25/2023

Event Description:
Suicide Assessment, Prevention, & Intervention Workshop

Trainer: Kristin Dempsey, EdD, LMFT, LPCC

A Virtual Workshop

Day 1: July 25, 2023 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT
Day 2: July 26, 2023 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT

Need to meet AB 1436 mandatory requirements for suicide risk assessment and intervention?  Join us and empower yourself with life-saving skills at our Suicide Assessment, Prevention & Intervention workshop!

1. Do you work with clients who struggle with suicidal ideation?

2. Are you interested in learning about effective strategies to prevent suicide? 

3. Do you want to learn how to write effective safety plans that support your clients during times of distress?

Clinicians are increasingly involved in helping to support clients who are experiencing significant distress, including thoughts of suicide. This workshop is designed to help build and refresh the most important suicide intervention skills and is designed for providers at all levels of care. In this six-hour training, workshop participants will learn the essential components of suicide intervention best practice: recognizing and responding to warning signs; asking directly about suicide; engaging in a conversation about suicidal feelings and thoughts; and creating a collaborative safety plan. Participants will be able to practice intervention skills throughout the training and will also participate in identifying and creating supportive resource materials and self-care plans.


1. Distinguish two or more differences between suicide warning signs and risk factors when treating individuals in the behavioral health care setting.

2. Identify and explain two or more common suicide myths in order to educate community members and individuals receiving behavioral health services.

3. Apply at least two ways to ask directly about suicidal intentions among individuals receiving behavioral health services.

4. Apply two or more reflective listening skills to explore ambivalence regarding completing suicide among individuals receiving mental health services.

5.  Assess two or more safety planning needs when working with behavioral health clients indicating suicidal ideation.

6. Identify at least two selfcare strategies to maintain clinical effectiveness when working with clients at risk for suicide in the behavioral health care setting.

Approval for 5.5 CEs 

Psychologists :  Psychologists - APA: California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Course meets the qualifications for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; and CIBHS is an approved provider for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for Behavioral health professionals including clinicians, case managers, social workers, and program. CIBHS maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

All activities in this training are offered for continuing education credit excluding any breaks. CE Certificates of Completion will be emailed within two weeks of processing your completed online evaluation.

For questions, comments, or grievances about this CE course content or delivery, or to request special accommodations, please email Theresa Ferrini at tferrini@cibhs.org

Cancellations for continuing education must be received in writing within 48 hours after the first day of the training to receive a refund. All refunds will be subject to a $10.00 administration fee.


There is no known commercial support for this webinar.

For all other TFCBT questions, please contact Gayaneh Karapetian, gkarapetian@cibhs.org.

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