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Suicide: Compassionate Prevention & Response

No one needs further evidence of the detrimental and reverberating impacts of suicide. Mental health providers have a responsibility to respond appropriately to suicidality within the populations we serve and do what is within our power to best support our clients and communities. This presentation will focus on a compassionate approach to suicide risk assessment and response. Early intervention strategies, suicide prevention (including lethal means counseling), peer support, and response to completed suicides will also be explored. Participants can expect to gain knowledge and skills to decrease provider anxiety that can interfere with compassionate response. A review of resources for clients, concerned loved ones, and mental health providers will also be facilitated.

Date: Thursday, April 25th, 2024
Time: 10am-12pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Trainer: Alyssa C. Strickland, M.S., LPC, ATR-BC, CSAC

Learning Objectives:

-Understand the impact and benefit of peer support.
-Identify resources and referrals for clients struggling with suicidality.
-Learn ways to empower those who are concerned about someone who may be at risk.
-Develop skills/approaches that can lessen stigma and open conversations about suicide.

Alyssa is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Art Therapist, and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with over 10 years of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has worked within community, residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings. She has facilitated presentations and workshops at the local, state, and national levels to provide education and training on areas of specialty including art therapy, child/adolescent populations, and suicide prevention. She also serves as a supervisor/consultant to Residents in Counseling, licensed professionals, and those seeking their ATR and CSAC certifications. Alyssa has received training in Play Therapy, Emotion Focused Family Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care. She believes strongly in compassionate care that supports individual autonomy and increases access to an individual’s innate ability to heal. Alyssa is deeply appreciative of the opportunities to serve clients, families, supervisees, and trainees on their learning journeys.

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Apr 25 2024


10:00 am - 12:00 pm