Join Keystone Human Services Mental Health Services for Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk, a workshop designed for mental health professionals on assessing suicide risk, planning treatment, and managing the ongoing care of the at-risk person.

Event Details

Where
Keystone Human Services
3700 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
When
November 28, 2018
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cost
$200
Includes manual and lunch
Registration Options
Due by November 20, 2018

Participants will gain knowledge in:

  • Managing one's own reactions to suicide
  • Reconciling the difference and potential conflict between a clinician's goal to prevent suicide and a person's goal to eliminate psychological pain through suicide
  • Maintaining a collaborative, non-adversarial stance
  • Eliciting suicide ideation, behavior, and plans
  • Making a clinical judgment of the risk that a person will attempt or complete suicide
  • Collaboratively developing an emergency plan
  • Developing a written treatment and services plan that addresses a person's immediate, acute, and continuing suicide ideation and risk for suicide
  • Developing policies and procedures for following people closely
  • Implementing principles of crisis management

This workshop includes:

  • 6.5 hours of training in a mix of lecture, paired practice, written exercises, and video modeling
  • An engaging and stimulating participant manual, including bibliographies for each of the five major sections
  • Post-workshop access to additional resources on a web page exclusively for AMSR participants and trainers.
  • Ample time for questions and discussion
  • Continuing education credits

Continuing Education Credits

The Suicide Prevention Research Center (SPRC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SPRC retains responsibility for this program and its content. This program is approved for 6.5 continuing education credits through APA. SPRC is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. This program is approved for 6.5 clock hours (ACEP #6581). This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (#886393521-1406) for 6.5 social work continuing education contact hours. This program is also approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP for 6.5 continuing education credits. Partial credit will not be given for partial attendance.

Presenters

Ellwyn J. Andres, MA, CPRP, is Director of Professional Development for Keystone Human Services Mental Health. He is a local, state, and national educator and leader in Psychiatric Rehabilitation. He is currently recognized by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center as a certified instructor for Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk – Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Professionals. He has over 35 years of experience in the behavioral health field. He is a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner; an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator through the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery; a Board Member of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Rehabilitation Providers Association; and a Leader and Adjunct Educator for the Keystone Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the principles of Social Role Valorization.

James Heck, Ph.D., is a licensed Psychologist serving as the Director of Clinical Services for Keystone Human Services Mental Health. He is a local, state, national, and international educator. Areas of expertise include social skills, academic counseling, sexual harassment, mental health recovery, suicide, family support, transition age youth, cognitive and behavioral therapies, and behavior management. Special professional interests and experience include health psychology, geriatrics, cognitive and behavioral therapies, and behavior analysis. He has many years of experience in government settings, private for profit, private non-profit, and has owned and operated his own business focusing on providing community-based services to people with disabilities and their support networks. He is recognized by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center as a certified instructor for Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk – Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Professionals.

For more information, contact Ellwyn Andres at eandres @ keystonehumanservices.org.

Event Registration

If using the printable registration form, please make check payable to "Keystone Service Systems" and mail form and payment to:

Ellwyn Andres, Director of Professional Development
Keystone Human Services Mental Health
8182 Adams Drive
Hummelstown, PA 17036