Suicide CEU Course

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Understanding the Clinical Implications of Suicide: Prevention, Intervention & Postvention

Saturday, July 25, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Aurora Behavioral Health Care  
11878 Avenue of Industry, San Diego, CA 92128

RN Provider #15298
CAMFT Provider 83638
CCAPPEI Provider # 1S-05-675-0821?

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   This CEU Course satisfies the AB-1436 Board of Behavioral Sciences requirement for licensees: suicide prevention training

      Cost                                                                                                                      Cancellation Policy
  • $110 early bird registration until June 25, 2020                                        14 days or more before event: Full refund                                         
  • $125 registration after June 25, 2020                                                        13-7 days before event: 75% refund                                                                                                                                                                     6 days or less before event date: No refund 


Blaire C. Ehret, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist - VA San Diego Healthcare System, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSD 
Kim Bozart, Licensed Clinical Social Worker -Supervisor -PERT – Psychiatric Emergency Response Team
Susan Writer, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist -Aurora Behaviroal Health Care
Joyce Bruggeman -Executive Direcotr, Survivors of Suicide Loss San Diego

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Presentation Description:  Suicide is on the rise nationwide with increased numbers of attempts and deaths by suicide in our general population and among our most vulnerable communities.  As a result, the clinical community has been tasked with gaining a more thorough understanding of the etiology, assessment, and treatment of suicidal behavior.  Though this sounds rather straightforward, there are many clinical issues associated with suicide beyond just understanding, preventing, and treating “suicidal behaviors”.   This presentation will examine suicide through a multifaceted lens to identify specific suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention strategies across different cohorts, conditions, and circumstances.
Though relatively new, the field of suicidology is robust and constantly growing, with more and more research and evidence-based applications available to clinicians in the field of behavioral health.  As suicidology, as a field, often resides under the larger umbrella of Public Health, many clinicians are unaware of these advances in understanding the nature of suicide and how it affects the individuals who consider, attempt, or die by suicide and the effect that those behaviors have on their immediate and extended families and communities.    In this presentation, we will be looking at broader socio-cultural understandings of suicide, as well as individual differences among those most at risk and how clinicians can appropriately assess, treat, and prevent suicide using the most current, effective tools available.

Objectives and Goals:
By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the relationship between suicidology and other behavioral health sciences and its applications to clinical work across different settings
  • Identify warning signs and risk factors of suicide
  • Develop a plan for assessing safety in clients, and creating and renewing safety plans with clients throughout the duration of therapy
  • Address resistance to or countertransference around asking clients about suicide and utilize appropriate person-first, client-centered language around the topic of suicide to reduce shame and stigma
  • Understand differences between and among special populations and across the lifespan with regard to suicide
  • Discuss the relationship between suicide and psychosis
  • Identify the role of trauma in suicide and explore clinical opportunities to ameliorate trauma to decrease risk
  • Develop a resource list for crisis intervention
  • Describe specific intervention strategies and therapeutic applications during the crisis as well as pre- and post-vention
No partial CE credit will be awarded                                                          Requests for reasonable accommodations to address participants' 
Space is on a first-come-first-serve basis                                                    special issues should be emailed to the Program Administrator,
If you have questions or to report grievances, please email                       Susan Writer at within 5 business

the Program Administrator -                      days of the course.

Aurora Behavioral Health Care is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15298, for 6 contact hours - the licensee shall be responsible for retaining this document for a period of 4 years after the course concludes; and 6 hours of CE credits for CAADAC Counselors as required by the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Provider # 1S-05-675-0821. Aurora Behavioral Health Care is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Aurora maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.  Aurora Behavioral Health Care is a CAMFT Provider #83638 and this course meets 6 hours of CE credits. Certificates will be issued at the end of the presentation upon completion of the Evaluation.