The Center for Deployment Psychology will be presenting a two-day course in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention on 10-11 September 2019, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern. Registration for the course is $45 and comes with 13.5 CEUs. (Please note the refund policy at the bottom of the page.)
This course will be held online through Second Life. Participants will need to have an account in Second Life and install the Second Life viewer on their computer in order to take part. Those who don't have a Second Life account can create one and download the Second Life viewer here: http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/. Once at http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/, click the gold "Join Now" at the top of the page to create an account and click the "Download the SL Viewer" button to get the Second Life viewer.
A functioning microphone is MANDATORY to attend, in order to be able to participate in the role-play sessions. Headphones are also HIGHLY recommended to reduce feedback and echoing effects. Click here for more information about Second Life and the event.
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.
Registration for the course is $45 and comes with 13.5 CEs. (Please note the refund policy at the bottom of the page.)
Full attendance on both days is required. Participants will be required to have a Second Life account and install the Second Life viewer on their computer. Those who do not have a Second Life account can sign up and download the viewer here: http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/. Click the gold "Join Now" at the top of the page to create an account and click the "Download the SL Viewer" button to get the Second Life viewer.
If you are unfamiliar with Second Life, we HIGHLY recommend watching these brief orientation videos we have created to introduce Second Life to new participants. Participants are also required to attend one of the pre-event "open houses" held online in Second Life. This is to ensure that participants can successfully log into Second Life, enter the training space, hear the presenter and speak with them via their computer's microphone. Participants will not need to attend for the entire "open house," just a portion of the two-hour window. The scheduled times for the open-houses are as follows:
- 26 August, 7-9 p.m. Eastern
- 28 August, 2-4 p.m. Eastern
- 4 September, 9-11 a.m. Eastern
- 6 September, 1-3 p.m. Eastern
Final CE information is still pending. This section will be updated once details are finalized. The CE information below is from our previous Suicide Prevention workshop for informational purposes. Mental healthcare providers are eligible to receive CEs upon successfully completing a post-training survey/knowledge evaluation at the conclusion of this training. CEs for partial participation will not be awarded. CMEs for medical providers or psychiatrists are not available. CEs will be provided through PESI, Inc. and will be distributed via email three to four weeks after the completion of the training. For specific CE details, including eligible disciplines and recognizing bodies, please click here.
Please note that for this workshop we are unable to offer APA continuing education (CE) credits through our CE partner PESI. Instead, PESI is offering Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) CME credits, which are acceptable to most state licensing boards for psychologists. Please be sure to check the requirements for your state and retain any documentation associated with the training. We apologize for any inconvenience.
For additional CE credit information only, please contact Chelsea Stickley at email@example.com. For any other questions, including technical or registration issues, please email Mr. Chris Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Aric Bowie (email@example.com)
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