Presenters: Larry Berkowitz, Ed.D. & James McCauley, LICSW
This comprehensive training is designed to increase knowledge and improve the skills and confidence of clinicians and others who find themselves identifying high risk youth and adults, and planning for their care. Participants will learn about the scope of the problem of suicide in the US and Massachusetts, review current information on suicide risk factors, and examine personal reactions to dealing with suicidal behaviors. We will review best practices in risk assessment and attendees will learn techniques for eliciting suicidal ideation. Liability management and planning for intervention are among the many topics covered.