Most clinicians report having at least one client who’s attempted suicide.
The implications are clear – all mental health professionals should be equipped to identify and intervene in suicidal crisis, no matter their area of focus. But without skills, techniques, and confidence you’ll struggle to build the hope, purpose and connection you need to save lives.
Watch this essential recording and leave prepared to help when it matters most!
This critical training will give you a comprehensive roadmap for navigating assessment, treatment, and management for those at risk for suicide.
Not only will you learn to identify the warning signs and symptoms of suicidal ideation, you’ll get detailed guidance on addressing them with a flexible model that can be applied across all treatment modalities and settings.
A toolbox of interventions from DBT, CBT, somatic resourcing, writing, and mindfulness will help you to make clients feel seen, heard, and understood, while instilling hope and showing them that life is worth living.
Gain confidence in your ability to identify, intervene, and manage suicidal clients to move them from “Do I want to Live?” to “How do I want to live?”
Continuing Professional Development Certificates
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.
Rita Schulte is a licensed professional board-certified counselor. She received her B.S. in psychology and a master's degree in counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Rita has a private practice in Fairfax where she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety/depressive disorders as well as grief, loss, and trauma. In April 2011, she launched Heartline Podcast where she talks with top leaders in the Christian counseling and literary world about cutting edge issues affecting the hearts and lives of people today. She also airs a 1-minute devotional spot Consider This coming to KLZ radio this fall. She is the author of several books: Shattered: Finding Hope and Healing through the losses of Life, Imposter, Think This not That and forthcoming in 2021, Surviving Suicide Loss: Making Your Way Beyond the Ruins (Moody Publishers). Rita is a speaker for PESI, ACA, AACC, and many other organizations.
Financial: Rita Schulte is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Rita Schulte is a member of the American Counseling Association; and the National Board of Certified Counselors.
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Assess clients for drivers of suicidal ideation.
Specify what steps clinicians should take in cases of imminent suicidality.
Characterize how stigma can feed shame, guilt and suicidal ideation.
Communicate how clinicians can build emotional regulation and problem solving skills in suicidal clients.
Establish how strategies from Narrative Therapy can help clients manage negative past experiences that can contribute to suicidal thoughts.
Articulate how exercises that help clients manage anger and tolerate uncertainty can add stability to the lives of clients with suicidal thoughts.
How to Assess for Suicidal Risk
Loss and loneliness as drivers of suicidal ideation
How trauma contributes to suicide
Tools to assess toxic self-talk
Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CMS)
What to do when suicide is imminent
Guilt, Shame, Stigma and Suicidality
How shame and guilt take clients to dark places
How stigma feeds shame and the cycle of pain
Resolve inner conflict and pervasive shame with Parts Work
Meaning making interventions
Crisis Intervention Treatment Techniques: Essential Skills from CBT, DBT and Somatic Approaches
Suicide risk as a skills deficit problem
CBT skills to enhance emotional regulation and problem solving
DBT techniques that directly target suicidal behaviour
Mindfulness and breathing techniques to bring calm
Grounding exercises to interrupt suicidal impulses
Containment skills for overwhelming thoughts
Make Suicidal Clients Feel Heard, Seen, and Understood
Narrative Therapy Strategies, story and metaphor
Loss timelines to release past negative experiences
Therapeutic letter writing
Linking Objects to handle emotional memories
Let go of adverse life imprints
Suicide and Existential Shattering: Move Clients from “Do I Want to Live?” to “How Do I Want to Live?”
How belief systems keep clients stuck
Assumptions after a life shattering event
Strategies to help clients tolerate uncertainty
Shattered Vase exercises to restore hope
Exercises to manage anger, unforgiveness and thoughts of revenge