Suicide: From Ideation to Effective Treatment

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Date Oct 28, 2014
Time 11:00 AM EDT
Cost $49.00
How can you offer real hope to suicidal clients? Recognize when ideation has transitioned into intent, and implement an effective safety plan.

Full Description:
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the 3rd leading cause of death of American adolescents. Despite these alarming statistics, even behavioral health professionals are often afraid to discuss this most important subject with clients. Frequently, clinicians jump to hospitalization when other options may actually be more effective. Research has shown that in some locales, inpatient hospitalization has been decreased by 30% when using effective safety planning.

This webinar will explore the differences between death and suicide ideation, ideation vs. intent, the role of hopelessness, protective factors, and effective safety planning. Participants will gain the practical tools and information necessary to keep clients safe.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Differentiate between death ideation and suicide ideation
Recall the two questions that individuals must answer before committing suicide
Analyze the relationship between substance use disorders and suicide
Explain the cognitive strategies that can reduce repeated suicide attempts by 50%
Evaluate safety plans for protecting the client and addressing liability

Your Presenter:
TIM WEBB, M.A.Ed., LPC, is a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years of experience working with dangerous, suicidal, and violent clients in emergency, outpatient, inpatient, residential, and correctional settings. He provides mobile crisis services in central North Carolina and is the founder and CEO of The FOCUS Group, PLLC, in Clemmons, North Carolina, where he provides counseling and clinical consultation services. As the former Intake Director for the inpatient psychiatric hospital Old Vineyard Behavioral Health, Mr. Webb has developed state-of-the-art assessment tools, interventions, and procedures for working with suicidal, violent, psychotic, and withdrawing clients. As a former Clinical Director, he developed "The Cliff" schemata for assisting clients in understanding risk factor management and developed a highly successful residential treatment model for Wake Forest University Baptist Behavioral Health.

A nationally recognized speaker, Mr. Webb has taught classes on Emergency Mental Health, Completing the Mental Status Exam, Assessing and Treating Suicidal Patients, Dangerous Youth, and Assessing and Treating Sexually Abusive Youth. He has been a featured speaker at both the NC LPC and NC JSA Conferences and is a former Vice-Chairman of the North Carolina Association for the Management and Treatment of Sex Offenders. Mr. Webb authored FOCUS on Healthy Sexuality, a workbook for sexually abusive adolescents; FOCUS on Safety, a treatment workbook for clinicians; and Treating Deviant Sexual Interest: A Treatment Protocol, all of which are available for purchase at Mr. Webb earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina and a Master of Education in counseling from Wake Forest University. He receives enthusiastic reviews for his practical, interactive presentation style.

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Counselors, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Case Managers, Pastoral Counselors/Clergy, Educators


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