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Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention

Why do people kill themselves? How do I ask someone if they are feeling suicidal? What do I do if they say they ARE suicidal? How do I deal with the strong emotions suicide generates? This course will provide answers for these and other questions many of crisis interventionists have about suicide. It will provide participants with basic information about suicide as well as help participants develop practical skills for prevention, intervention and postvention. Small group role plays will allow participants to apply the suggested techniques as they are learned.

This course is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about intervening across the suicide spectrum. Professionals from the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress may all benefit.


Program Highlights

  • Common myths about suicide
  • Risk factors for suicidal behavior
  • Frequent motivations for suicide
  • Problem solving methods
  • Effective intervention strategies
  • Elements of effective postvention
  • Elements of survivor grief
  • Community referral sources
  • “Mini-lecture” on suicide
  • Feelings and reactions of suicide survivors
  • Completion of “Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (14 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.


    Continuing Education Information

    Two-Day Course: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 14 Contact Hour; 14 CE credits for psychologists; 14 PDHs for EAPs; 14 CE Hours for Calif. MFTs & LCSWs; 14 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction Counselors; OR 1.4 General CEUs from UMBC

    Continuing education information listed is only applicable when attending an ICISF Regional Conference.

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    2014 Regional Conferences

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    San Francisco, CA: April 30- May 4, 2014

    Ellicott City, MD: June 25-29, 2014

    San Antonio, TX July 17-20, 2014

    Wichita, KS July 21-24, 2014

    West Palm Beach, FL: September 9-13, 2014

    Victoria, BC: October 2-5, 2014


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    Chicago, Il: October 22-26, 2014

    San Diego, CA: December 3-7, 2014