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Suicide & Self-Destructive Behaviors


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Category:
Suicide and Self-Harm
Faculty:
Meagan N Houston
Duration:
6 Hours 17 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
22 Sep, 2015
SKU:
POS045895
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

  • Tips to recognize key suicidal behaviors and self-destructive behaviors
  • Crisis intervention techniques
  • Medication and psychotherapeutic treatments
  • DSM-5® disorders and suicidal behavior
  • Special populations and suicide risk
  • Social media, tele-therapy and suicidal patients
  • Learn to develop a comprehensive and “legally sound” suicide risk assessment
  • Interactive Case Studies

This is a seminar that goes beyond book knowledge of suicide. It’s a day of candid, innovative and front line approaches to assessing and providing treatment to clients who present with suicidal and self-destructive behaviors. Practitioners will not only learn how to assess and treat suicidal patients, but will also be provided clinical tools to develop a suicide risk assessment that protects the clinician both ethically and legally.

Drawing from her years of experience across various populations and treatment settings, Dr. Meagan Houston will provide proven skills in conducting thorough suicide risk assessments, post-suicide risk assessments, and treatment plans with clients who present with suicidal potential. Candid discussion of case studies and use of video clips will also be featured. You will leave the day with …

  • All the tools necessary to conduct a thorough and “legally sound” suicide risk assessment
  • A comfort level with your assessment and decision on how to provide treatment
  • Strategies for the mental health provider when providing crisis intervention in contrast to long-term treatment
  • An ability to identify six population groups at increased suicidal risk
  • Ethical and legal concerns with respect to hospitalization and treating suicidal patients

This seminar is beneficial to both the seasoned and fledgling mental health practitioner as it answers questions that have not been provided previously and that most clinicians struggle with. Dr. Houston brings her knowledge, passion, experience, and drive to an issue that most clinicians will encounter at some stage in their career.

OUTLINE

IDENTIFY CLIENTS AT RISK

DSM-5® Diagnosis

  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and other psychotic disorders
  • Bipolar and related disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and related disorders
  • Trauma and stressor related disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Feeding and eating disorders
  • Substance-related and addictive disorders
  • Personality disorders

Risks in Special Population Groups

  • Military
  • Geriatric
  • Adolescents
  • College students
  • LGBT
  • Prison

Recognize and identify the Dangers of Self-Destructive Behavior

  • Emotion dysregulation
  • Unhealthy coping skills
  • Rehearsal
  • Preparation
  • Desensitization
  • Attention-seeking behaviors

ASSESSMENT OF SUICIDAL CLIENTS

Conducting a thorough Suicide Risk Assessment

  • 10 essential components
  • Chronic and acute risk factors
  • Distinguishing morbid ideation vs. suicidal ideation
  • Imminent/chronic suicide risk
  • Self-care and consultation

When to Hospitalize

  • Ethical, legal implications and case studies
  • Confidentiality
  • Negligence
  • Minor clients
  • Informed consent and state-specific laws
  • Voluntary vs. involuntary commitment
  • When and how to use law enforcement
  • Homicidal ideation

“Post-Suicide” Risk Assessment

  • Changing clinical factors
  • Remaining risk factors
  • Follow-up recommendations

INTERVENTION AND TREATMENT

Self-Destructive Behavior Treatment Strategies

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Communication
  • Case management

Suicidal Behavior Treatment Strategies

  • Integrate the four key elements of crisis intervention into treatment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Other treatment interventions
  • Psychopharmalogical intervention and management
  • Recognize when patient returns to “status quo”

Consultation and Technology

  • Tele-Therapy & the NEW APA Guidelines
  • Social media implications

OBJECTIVES

  1. Identify four acute risk factors and four chronic risk factors associated with increased suicide risk.
  2. Recognize the essential components of a thorough suicide risk assessment.
  3. Reinforce your skill set with the critical ethical and legal obligations involved when treating a suicidal patient.
  4. Develop an understanding of the indicators of clinician counter-transference issues that may interfere when treating a suicidal patient.
  5. Recognize the foundational components related to para-suicidal behaviors that increase the risk for death by suicide.
  6. Differentiate between morbid ideation (“thoughts of death”) and suicidal ideation.
  7. Describe how social media, technology, and “tele-therapy” affect provider’s role in treating suicidal ideation, intent or plan.
  8. List the “special population groups” who are at increased risk for suicidality.

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CEUs


General Credits

This course is available for 6.0 total CPDs. 

The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.

As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services{CustomCreditField1} skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 credits.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

 

**FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to CE Broker, while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please answer YES to the question: “Do you need your hours reported to FL CE Broker?” and include your complete license number when you are prompted (i.e. MH1234, RN9876543, OT159, etc.). After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, your information will automatically be sent to cepesi@pesi.com to be reported. If you forget to answer yes, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours.


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

**FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to CE Broker, while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please answer YES to the question: “Do you need your hours reported to FL CE Broker?” and include your complete license number when you are prompted (i.e. MH1234, RN9876543, OT159, etc.). After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, your information will automatically be sent to cepesi@pesi.com to be reported. If you forget to answer yes, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical{CustomCreditField1}) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical{CustomCreditField1}) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.

**FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to CE Broker, while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please answer YES to the question: “Do you need your hours reported to FL CE Broker?” and include your complete license number when you are prompted (i.e. MH1234, RN9876543, OT159, etc.). After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, your information will automatically be sent to cepesi@pesi.com to be reported. If you forget to answer yes, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.
Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 09/22/2015. It was last reviewed on 11/27/2018 and is valid until 27/11/2021.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.



Handouts

Faculty

Meagan N Houston Related seminars and products: 1

Ph.D., SAP


Meagan N. Houston, Ph.D., SAP, has specialized in providing suicide treatment in a wide variety of settings and populations for over a decade. She has experience in high-risk settings where the application of suicide prevention, assessment and intervention occurs daily. Dr. Houston treats clients who present with a variety of psychological and behavioral disorders – which lend themselves to acute and chronic suicidality. She emphasizes the use of empirically-based approaches when conducting suicide risk assessments. She has also provided her expertise in the area of treating suicidal clients and self-harm behaviors, as the published author of Treating Suicidal Clients and Self-Harm Behaviors: Assessments, Worksheets & Guides for Interventions and Long-Term Care (PESI, 2017).

Dr. Houston is employed full time with the Houston Police Department Psychological Services Division, and maintains a part-time private practice in Houston, Texas. She worked in the federal prison system. She has provided psychological, psychoeducational, and chemical dependency programs at private practices and college counseling centers. She has also provided geropsychological services to nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Meagan Houston is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Meagan Houston has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

To order the book, Suicide and Psychological Pain: Prevention That Works, please visit our product store.

To order the book, The Expanded DBT Skills Training Manual: Practical DBT for Self-Help, and Individual & Group Treatment Settings, please visit our product store.


Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

Outline

IDENTIFY CLIENTS AT RISK

DSM-5® Diagnosis

  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and other psychotic disorders
  • Bipolar and related disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and related disorders
  • Trauma and stressor related disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Feeding and eating disorders
  • Substance-related and addictive disorders
  • Personality disorders

Risks in Special Population Groups

  • Military
  • Geriatric
  • Adolescents
  • College students
  • LGBT
  • Prison

Recognize and identify the Dangers of Self-Destructive Behavior

  • Emotion dysregulation
  • Unhealthy coping skills
  • Rehearsal
  • Preparation
  • Desensitization
  • Attention-seeking behaviors

ASSESSMENT OF SUICIDAL CLIENTS

Conducting a thorough Suicide Risk Assessment

  • 10 essential components
  • Chronic and acute risk factors
  • Distinguishing morbid ideation vs. suicidal ideation
  • Imminent/chronic suicide risk
  • Self-care and consultation

When to Hospitalize

  • Ethical, legal implications and case studies
  • Confidentiality
  • Negligence
  • Minor clients
  • Informed consent and state-specific laws
  • Voluntary vs. involuntary commitment
  • When and how to use law enforcement
  • Homicidal ideation

“Post-Suicide” Risk Assessment

  • Changing clinical factors
  • Remaining risk factors
  • Follow-up recommendations

INTERVENTION AND TREATMENT

Self-Destructive Behavior Treatment Strategies

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Communication
  • Case management

Suicidal Behavior Treatment Strategies

  • Integrate the four key elements of crisis intervention into treatment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Other treatment interventions
  • Psychopharmalogical intervention and management
  • Recognize when patient returns to “status quo”

Consultation and Technology

  • Tele-Therapy & the NEW APA Guidelines
  • Social media implications

Objectives

  1. Identify four acute risk factors and four chronic risk factors associated with increased suicide risk.
  2. Recognize the essential components of a thorough suicide risk assessment.
  3. Reinforce your skill set with the critical ethical and legal obligations involved when treating a suicidal patient.
  4. Develop an understanding of the indicators of clinician counter-transference issues that may interfere when treating a suicidal patient.
  5. Recognize the foundational components related to para-suicidal behaviors that increase the risk for death by suicide.
  6. Differentiate between morbid ideation (“thoughts of death”) and suicidal ideation.
  7. Describe how social media, technology, and “tele-therapy” affect provider’s role in treating suicidal ideation, intent or plan.
  8. List the “special population groups” who are at increased risk for suicidality.

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