The foundations workshop will equip clinicians with practical skills in the screening, assessment and recommended management of clients presenting with suicidality.
It combines latest research with practical tools and strategies appropriate to your context, with plenty of opportunity for engaged and reflective practice.
· Definitions, terminology, current and emerging trends, theoretical frameworks and models for understanding suicidal behaviour
· Appropriate documentation practices
· Foundations underlying a successful multidisciplinary approach
· A "best practice" approach to suicide screening and assessment
· Examination and application of standardised suicide risk screening and assessment tools
· Safety planning and recommendations for intervention
· All learning principles are applied through case example analysis
Additional focus points or contexts for the application of learning principles are sought through your pre-workshop questionnaire. If you would like to present a de-identified case example, context or scenario, please speak with Carmen to ensure the appropriateness of inclusion.
7 CPD hours
Comprehensive workbook, client handouts, readings
Opportunity to apply learning to your own (de-identified) case examples
Full catering, including refreshments upon arrival
Helpful and professional trainer
Post-workshop supervision and consultations available**
**See website for details
About the presenter(s)
Carmen is Principal Psychologist and Director of Suicide Risk Assessment Australia, having worked across diverse contexts and people, including those affected by trauma, systemic and intergenerational trauma, persistent pain and occupational distress. Carmen holds postgraduate qualifications in Indigenous Health, Forensic Mental Health and Suicidology. She is a member of national and international working groups to advance suicide assessment practice and how to better support mental health workers thrive in the challenging work environment. She is a Consultant Trainer and Researcher with Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, whilst also consulting across corporate, insurance and private sectors nationally, providing specialist assessments in psychological disorders, psychological injury and suicidality.
Dr Kaine Grigg, Clinical Psychologist and WA State Facilitator, holds a wealth of clinical experience across diverse settings, including with children and adolescents, those impacted by substance dependence, trauma and offending histories, as a Youth Worker, Social Worker, and Psychologist. Kaine has a PhD in Clinical Psychology, with expertise in Forensic Psychology. Kaine has worked in residential AOD units, community health services, forensic mental health hospitals, prisons and juvenile detentions facilities, and in court assessment clinics. Kaine demonstrates considerable expertise in suicide prevention within an array of contexts to complement his breadth of suicide prevention training.
Minimum numbers (10) are required for the workshop to proceed. Please see website for terms and conditions.