The Center for Deployment Psychology is presenting a two-day course in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention on 1-2 December 2021, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern. Registration for the course is $45 and comes with 14 CEs. (Please note the refund policy at the bottom of the page.) Space in this event is limited and registration will close when capacity is reached, even if this is before the final registration deadline.
This intensive two-day module provides training in the assessment and treatment of suicidal ideation and behavior. Participants will receive in-depth training in cognitive-behavioral therapy for suicide prevention and will have the opportunity to practice assessment and intervention strategies. Video demonstrations and participant role-plays will be used in class to practice key assessment and treatment techniques. The module lays the foundation for working with suicidal patients by providing a detailed review of the epidemiology of suicide both in the civilian population and within the military/veteran community.
Participants will be introduced to the Self-Directed Violence Classification System (SDVCS), a nomenclature supported by the DoD/VA for self-directed violence and suicidal behavior. In addition, a review of several theories of suicide will be covered as well as a risk and protective factors for suicidal behavior. The module is designed for behavioral health providers working with Service members and Veterans who are seeking in-depth training in empirically supported treatment options they can immediately incorporate into their clinical practice. The training will provide hands-on practice activities and is geared towards an actively involved audience through discussion and in workshop activities. Participants must attend both days, as the course material is cumulative.
For an outline of course content, click here.
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Participants will not have to install any additional programs on their computer to take part. However, a web browser is necessary. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting http://zoom.us/test). We highly recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. It is also recommended that Mac users access the training link using either the Chrome or Firefox browser to minimize problems. Everyone must participate using a separate computer rather than joining as a group of people viewing via one machine.
Also, a functioning microphone is MANDATORY to attend, in order to participate in the role-play sessions.
If you participate in the Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) program and want to register for this online EBP workshop, please note that it will not qualify as an SBHP Tier 3. While you are welcome to attend the training, your participation will not be tracked by SBHP, nor listed on the SBHP registry.
System Requirements: This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Participants will not have to install any additional programs on their computer to take part. However, a web browser is necessary. (Mac users are recommended to use the Chrome or Firefox browsers to minimize tech issues). Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting http://zoom.us/test). We recommend all participants test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. All participants must log in via an individual connection, rather than as a group using one machine. A headset/headphones are recommended.
A functioning microphone is also MANDATORY to attend this training, to allow for participation in role-play sessions.
Continuing Education Details:
This activity is approved for 14 continuing education credits (CEs).
The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CEs for partial participantion will not be awarded. CE certificates will be distributed via email within two weeks after the training.
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Refund Policy: Cancellations more than two weeks before the start of the event will receive a full refund, minus an approximate 10% credit card processing fee. Cancellations less than two weeks, but more than one week before the event will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than a week before the event date will not be eligible for a refund.