Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) Online Training for Fort Wainwright, AK, 11-12 May 2020

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) Online Training for Fort Wainwright, AK, 11-12 May 2020

Military Only

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Meet The Team

Sharon Birman, Psy.D.
Sharon Birman

Military Behavioral Health Psychologist

April Thompson

Military Behavioral Health Social Worker

Event Details

  • Cost:
    CE Credits:
    Date and Time:
    2020-05-11 07:30 to 2020-05-12 16:00 (AKDT)
    Course type:
    Military Only
    Address: Online via Zoom,
Add to Calendar 05/11/2020 07:30 AM 05/12/2020 04:00 PM America/Juneau Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) Online Training for Fort Wainwright, AK, 11-12 May 2020 MM/DD/YYYY Online via Zoom 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 online via Zoom for Fort Wainwright, AK, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 11-12 May 2020. 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, including an agenda and CE details, click here.


Space is limited! To be eligible you must be either an Active Duty, DoD-GS, or DoD-contractor behavioral health clinician 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.