Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) Training San Diego NMC, CA, 31 October-1 November 2019

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) Training San Diego NMC, CA, 31 October-1 November 2019

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Military Only

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Meet The Team

Sharon Birman, Psy.D.
Sharon Birman

Military Behavioral Health Psychologist

Event Details

  • Cost:
    CE Credits:
    Date and Time:
    2019-10-31 08:00 to 2019-11-01 16:30 (PDT)
    Course type:
    Military Only
    City: San Diego
    Address: San Diego NMC, San Diego, CA US
Add to Calendar 10/31/2019 08:00 AM 11/01/2019 04:30 PM America/Los_Angeles Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) Training San Diego NMC, CA, 31 October-1 November 2019 MM/DD/YYYY San Diego NMC San Diego, CA United States The Center for Deployment Psychology

Course information

The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) is offering a two-day evidence-based workshop for Tri-Service military/DoD/GS behavioral health providers on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention at San Diego NMC, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 31 October-1 November 2019. The workshop is free and includes CEs, but any travel or expenses must be self-funded. 

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.


Space is limited! To be eligible you must be a Tri-Service military/DoD/GS behavioral health provider (to include civilian contractors) who provides therapy to Service members at a military facility. Participants must attend the full two days to receive CEs; no partial credit will be given.

If you are interested in attending this training, please email your request to: Please note, you may be asked to submit a letter from your Department Head or Division Chief noting that you are eligible to attend. For additional details about attending a CDP workshops, check our Frequently Asked Questions sheet.