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Suicidality: Changing the Narrative

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Noon—1:30 p.m., EST
Simone Jacobs, LCSW-C and Joanne Zucchetto, LCSW-C

America is in the midst of a suicide crisis; the Center for Disease Control reported that between 1999 and 2017, the rate of suicide increased by 33%. Since 2008, suicide has been the 10th leading cause of death for all ages. That rate only increases when there is a history of childhood abuse and neglect. Therapists, however,  receive little to no training about how to manage a suicidal crisis. Most of the training that is available focuses on ‘fixing’ the problem of suicide through prediction and prevention techniques.

In this webinar participants will be asked to reconsider current understanding of suicidal behaviors as the problem and to demonstrate, through case examples, how suicidality holds meaning for our clients that requires exploration. Participants will also be presented with techniques to help work through the many emotional, practical and ethical problems that can arise from an acute or chronic suicidal crisis. This webinar will equip clinicians with new language and tools for a different kind of conversation about suicide, one that leaves both survivor and therapist with a sense of hope in what has traditionally been a hopelessness inducing experience.

Webinar Fee: $39


Continuing Education Credits for Webinars

1.5 CEs for social workers and psychologists. CEs for psychologists are offered through Orlando Behavioral Health.*

To receive CE credits, you must attend the entirety of the webinar. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the presentation. Therefore, late arrival or an early departure of greater than 10 minutes constitutes not attending a class in its entirety. Participants must also complete a post-test and an evaluation at the end of the webinar. See here for more infomation about Smith SSW CE Accreditation.

*Orlando Behavior Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Orlando Behavior Health maintains responsibility for the program and its content.