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Digital Seminar

Suicide & Self-Harm: Stopping the Pain



Your client just revealed that she’s having suicidal thoughts...what do you do?

Does she have a gun? Has she written letters? Picked a location? Have hope something will change and doesn’t want to hurt family and friends?

Asking your client, “where do you hurt?” often reveals the focus of the suicidal intent or the purpose of self-harm behaviours. As a clinician, it’s important to remember that even though you view suicide and self-harm behaviours as dysfunctional and maladaptive, your client views them as purpose-driven means of eliminating or managing unbearable levels of pain. For your client, these behaviours are beneficial, attractive, and helpful.

Even the most seasoned therapists struggle to develop an empathic view of their client’s devastating methods of managing emotional pain. Learning how to help clients discover the sources of their pain and providing them with healthy options for solving and managing these struggles in their lives is the key to hope.

Through case studies observed in his 45 years as a counsellor and suicidologist, Jack Klott brings to life the ideas, theories, and concepts you need to help your clients:

  • Identify the seven goals of self-harm
  • Implement a risk assessment strategy to determine who presents the highest risk for suicide and self-harm
  • Recognize the profound danger of engaging in “contracts” with your clients
  • Discuss the four essential elements of therapy with suicidal and self-harming clients
  • Understand how “fear of litigation” can severely detract from your ability to help the suicidal population

Join Jack in this one-of-a-kind recording and learn how to help your clients confront the darkness of suicide and self-harm behaviours.


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Average Rating:
   4.9
Faculty:
Jack Klott, MSSA, LCSW, CSWW, Suicidologist
Duration:
5 Hours 59 Minutes
Copyright:
Jun 22, 2020
Product Code:
POS011110
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Access:
Never expires.

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Jack Klott, MSSA, LCSW, CSWW, Suicidologist, and national speaker has helped and educated tens of thousands in his 45 years of suicide and self-harm client work. Jack is a 35-year member of the American Association of Suicidology and was a founder of the Michigan Association of Suicidology (where he has been recognized for his contribution to suicide prevention in Michigan).

He authored the national best sellers The Suicide and Homicide Risk Assessment and Prevention Treatment Planner (Wiley, 2004), The Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Planner (Wiley, 2006), and Suicide and Psychological Pain: Prevention That Works (PESI, 2012).

Jack is a popular and sought after seminar speaker on suicide prevention, motivational interviewing, co-occurring disorders and the DSM®. Attendees rave about his unique teaching gift of weaving expertise, passion and compassion into practical, understandable and usable information.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jack Klott receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing & Media and Wiley & Son Publishing. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial: Jack Klott is a member of the American Association of Suicidology; and the Michigan Association for Suicide Prevention.


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Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Employ a risk assessment strategy that helps clinicians determine which clients present the highest risk for suicide and self-harm.
  2. Analyze the concept of suicide “contracts” and communicate their impacts on clients, clinicians, and clinical vigilance.
  3. Argue how intent differentiates self-mutilation from suicide attempts and accurately identify the one form of self-mutilation that is a warning sign for potential suicide completion.
  4. Execute techniques for effectively intervening in crisis situations and develop a strategy for determining when and how to hospitalize clients.
  5. Evaluate the role of addictions in the suicidal and self-mutilating population and employ a multi-faceted therapeutic approach that ensures client safety and addresses treatment of the addiction.
  6. Determine the purpose behind self-injuring behavior and communicate how alternative coping strategies can be introduced in therapy to help clients manage triggering situations without self-harm.

Outline

The Guiding Principles

Research on Suicide and Research Limitations

  • Research on numbers/methods/treatment
  • Limitations of a "psychological autopsy"
  • No causality in research

The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide

Who Is At Risk?

  • Mental Disorders
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Trauma
    • Psychosis
    • Addictions
    • Personality Disorders
    • Other DSM-5® Considerations
  • Social Stress Factors
    • Adults Factors
    • Adolescent Factors
    • Childhood Factors
  • Psychological Vulnerabilities
    • Performance Anxiety
    • Emotional Constriction
    • Defenceless Personality
  • Adaptive Suicide Protectors
  • Maladaptive Suicide Protectors
  • Fueling Emotions to Suicide and Self-Harm

Non Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) – The Self-Harming Population

  • All Behaviors are Purposeful!
  • Relief from:
    • Dissociative Conditions
    • Self-Hate
    • Emotional Constriction
    • Psychosis
    • Anxiety and/or Depression
    • Loneliness, Isolation, Abandonment, Rejection

The Suicidal Population

  • Suicide Rehearsal – The Seventh Goal of NSSI
  • The Ideator
  • Suicide Threats for Secondary Gain
  • The Attempter/Completer

Assessment of Risk

  • When to Hospitalize the Ideator
  • Six Week Warning Signs for the Suicide Completer
  • Six Day Warning Signs for the Suicide Completer

Treatment Considerations for NSSI and Suicidal Populations

  • Identify the Locus of Pain
  • Empathic Regard
  • Provided Alternatives
  • The Role of Motivation
    • Reasons For Living
    • The Continuous Hope Providing Relationship
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship Effectiveness
    • Opening Up Your Emotional Door
  • Emotional Regulation
    • The Safety Plan
    • The Crisis Plan
  • Avoid “Contracts”

The Therapist as a Survivor of Suicide

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Reviews

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 101

Comments

Patricia L - SAN DIEGO, California

"I have taken 3 suicide courses in 6 years; this was by far the best"

Marla G - Beech Mountain, North Carolina

"Jack was an excellent presenter. He made this workshop very enjoyable and extremely informative"

Brenda W - Little Rock, Arkansas

"excellent, informative, brilliant"

Julie R - SAN DIEGO, California

"very enthusiastic presenter"

Anna C - New York, New York

"Jack Klott was fantastic. It's really wonderful to be taught be practitioners with decades of experience. "

Mary F - Hampton, New Hampshire

"Excellent presentation. "

Serena J - Southaven, Mississippi

"The best webinar that I've attended this year."

Athena D - Richmond, Virginia

"Enjoyed the webinar despite the technical difficulties. ... Jack is very knowledgeable!"

James E - SMITH, Nevada

"Mr. Klott was an excellent webcast presenter"

Richard A M - Fenton, Missouri

"Excellent content and presenter."

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