Meets Washington State's legal requirement of 6 CE in suicide prevention training for counselors, social workers, psychologists and marriage therapists. Evidence-based information along with an assessment tool to collect the most important information. Excellent feedback received from the trainings offered so far since September 2013.
Remaining training dates from March to December 2014 are posted at www.mercertrainings.com (http://www.mercertrainings.com)
2014 Training schedule is in full swing for this training.
In order for a behavior to be considered as suicidal, one must have the desire or intent to die tied to that self-harm behavior. What if there is a higher chance of dying rather than living if one embarks on a particular behavior. And what if the person knows that death could result from such behavior more often than not? Assessment and clinical judgment will then help decide based on the information gathered whether the inferred intent is the driving force behind the behavior engaged in.
Many clinical constructs are illustrated in this training so that the clinicians can have increased confidence in understanding and addressing the risk of suicide in clients who seek their services. For example, insomnia and nightmares increase the risk when a person is already depressed and has suicidal thoughts. Want to know more? Please visit the website and register early to save your spot.
The next training is on March 8th, 2014. The trainings are on every second Saturday except in April 2014. During April it falls on the first Saturday. There is no training in October. Full details are available at www.mercertrainings.com