Suicide Assessment and Intervention Training with Ben Caldwell

October 20th & 21st

Training Overview:

This Suicide Assessment and Intervention training meets the BBS Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention training requirement effective January1, 2021 for existing licensees and applicants for licensure. Mental health professionals are frequently called upon to identify those at highest risk of suicide and intervene appropriately. This live, remote training reviews current research and strategies to prevent suicide –  including surprising findings on what does not work. It takes an in-depth look at the current research on suicide prevention, assessment, and intervention; why suicide rates continue to climb; the validity of current suicide assessment screening instruments; and new approaches to improve outcomes for at-risk clients. We will review current screening tools and examine recent findings that urge against the use of those tools, so we can better understand more effective approaches to help clients get through their darkest hours safely.

Please review the training flyer here for more information.

Registration is available in Placer Learns

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About the Trainer

Dr. Benjamin Caldwell is the author of five books, including Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs, which is now on its fifth edition, and Saving Psychotherapy. He serves as adjunct faculty for California State University, Northridge and The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. In his role as Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for the California Division of AAMFT, he was directly involved in California's first-in-the-nation ban on reparative therapy for minors, and he drove the change in title from "intern" to "associate" for pre-licensed MFTs and PCCs. For his advocacy work, he was awarded the AAMFT Division Contribution Award in 2013. He is a California licensed marriage and family therapist (#42723) and maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, specializing in working with couples.

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