Positive Approaches for Preventing and/or Dealing with Suicide

Ralph M. May, PsyD

The nature of the suicidal struggle, the role of the therapist, risk management of individuals who are contemplating and planning suicide, and the issues involving postvention have many directions. This workshop will address current definitions and statistics regarding suicide in both adult and child populations. Then, the current state of prevention and intervention will be reviewed and discussed.

Objectives

  1. Recite current definitions of suicide.
  2. Explain preventions and interventions for suicide.
  3. Practice postvention processes.
Target Audience: Clinical personnel, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators. Intermediate level. CE credits offered = 1.5 contact hours