Youth Suicide Prevention: Counseling, Intervention Strategies and Safety Planning with Adolescents | Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
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Youth Suicide Prevention: Counseling, Intervention Strategies and Safety Planning with Adolescents

All Brown School professional development workshops will be hosted online through Spring 2022.
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Amy Maus, MSW, LCSW
Assistant Director, West County Psychological Associates

Preferred registration deadline: January 21st

This workshop will be conducted in a virtual Zoom meeting format.

3 CEUs

Suicide among American youth continues to increase and is now the second leading cause of death in adolescents, exceeded only by accidents.  Safety planning, means restriction, increased family and school support, and counseling intervention have been shown effective in preventing adolescent suicide.

This workshop will explore current best practices in safety planning, counseling strategies, and intervention approaches with suicidal youth.  We will discuss outpatient, community-based methods for increasing hopefulness, providing alternatives for pain relief, and building social-emotional coping skills with the goals of increasing safety and avoiding inpatient hospitalization whenever possible.  Participants will be encouraged to share effective intervention strategies that they use in their own practice settings.

This class meets the Missouri requirement for at least 2 CEUs in suicide continuing education each licensure period.

General Admission: $60**
Class size is limited to 70.

**Discounts on workshop admission are offered to the Brown School’s students, alumni, and field instructors. We also offer a discount to full-time graduate students in other programs and to our Washington University faculty/staff colleagues. No other discounts are available. Admission discounts apply automatically in your cart, based on your profile in our registration software.

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