The Center for Deployment Psychology will be presenting a two-day course in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention on 14-15 January 2020, 11 a.m. to 7:30 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.) Space in this event is limited and registration will close once this cap is reached. This course will be held online via Zoom.
Also, a functioning microphone is MANDATORY to attend, in order to be able to participate in the role-play sessions.
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.)
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting https://zoom.us/test). We 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. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
Final CE details are pending. This section will be updated once the details are finalized. 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 five weeks after the completion of the training.