Working with Suicidal Teens: Risk Assessment, Treatment Plans, and Communication with Parents and Schools
Thursday, March 14, 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center (Meeting Room 106)
219 S. Harrison Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824
by Cheryl A. King, PhD, ABPP
Most clinicians who work with teens will encounter suicidal teens—regardless of whether they work in an outpatient clinic, psychiatric hospital, emergency setting, or school setting. This is because the prevalence rates for suicidal thoughts and attempts among teens are strikingly high. In fact, recent U.S. data indicate that 14% of high school students have seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, 6% have made a suicide attempt, and 2% have made a suicide attempt that required medical treatment. This workshop with provide a clear, systematic strategy for identifying and working with teens at risk for suicide. The emphasis will be on up-to-date practical information, case analyses, clinical tips, and practical take-home tools. If your practice includes teens, this workshop is likely to be beneficial to you.
- Participants will understand the risk factors for teen suicidal behavior and suicide, and gain practical skills in suicide risk assessment and formulation.
- Participants will learn how to translate risk formulations into treatment and care management plans for suicidal teens, involving families and schools as appropriate.
- Participants will learn the fundamentals of ongoing care management with suicidal teens, including the use of safety planning tools.
This training will include an intensive full day workshop. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions from challenging real or hypothetical cases, and to benefit from the questions and experiences of others.
About the Presenter
Dr. Cheryl King, is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Michigan where she serves as Director of the Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Program and the Institute for Human Adjustment. A well-known clinical educator, Dr. King has conducted workshops across the United States and abroad on best practices with suicidal children, adolescents, and young adults. Her research has informed current suicide risk recognition, assessment, intervention, and care management strategies with adolescents and young adults. In addition, Dr. King has provided testimony in the U.S. Senate on youth suicide prevention, is a fellow in the American Psychological Association, and is Past President of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, the American Association of Suicidology, and the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers.
Doctorate or master’s degree in mental health, medical or related field
Tuition is due upon acceptance. The cost for the workshop will be $75. Payment can be made by credit card through our secure server. Payment completes your registration.
6 CEUs are pending for both Social Work and Psychology.
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