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Suicide Risk Assessment and Cognitive Behavior Strategies for Youth at Risk

CE Type: 
# of CE's: 
1.2 IACET CE's

This two day course will focus on providing an overview of suicide risk assessment strategies and treatment skills conducive for working with depressed and suicidal teens.  Additionally, the trainer will review diagnostic tools that will aid the clinician in determining the diagnostic impressions, assessing and monitoring suicidality, safety planning, and determining appropriate level of care.  Effective CBT treatment strategies will be discussed and illustrated.  Special emphasis will be on helping therapist collaboratively prioritize and individualize the interventions and establish a clinical continuum of care.

Learning Objectives: 

Day 1:

  • Review steps for assessing AND monitoring suicide risk, including safety planning
  • Highlight diagnostic assessment tools and strategies for determining diagnostic impressions
  • Setting the stage for effective treatment, including partnering with parents (psychoeducation)


Day 2:

  • Learn steps for conducting “chain analysis”
  • Provide guidelines for collaboratively developing the client’s treatment plan
  • Review treatment interventions, including CBT, Emotion Regulation, Problem Solving, and effective communication strategies
  • Review strategies for determining appropriate level of care, including frequency of treatment sessions, and establishing a clinical continuum of care
Intended Audience: 

The program is intended for clinicians working with adolescents.

Instructional Level: 


Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend entire presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits.