Changes Psychological Services, PLLC is proud to announce "Responding to Suicidal Clients in Practice: Assessment, Intervention and Ethical Considerations." This one-day seminar (9am-4:30pm) is being offered to psychologists, professional counselors and social workers for six (6) continuing education credits. Please see below for further information.
One of the biggest stressors of being a mental health professional involves encountering suicidal clients. For those in private practice, this stress may be compounded by not having colleagues immediately available to consult with, or not having staff to assist in emergency situations. In addition, many clinicians feel that they lack expertise in managing suicidality, often due to limited training and/or knowledge regarding how to respond to clients in crisis.
In this seminar, Dr. Kirsten L. McNelis, licensed clinical psychologist, will discuss suicide risk assessment and intervention strategies to utilize in practice. She will also address the importance of adherence to, and consideration of, ethical guidelines in the context of responding to suicidal clients. In addition, she will present several case examples and scenarios from her professional experience to illustrate intervention options. She will also review local emergency resources and services available to assist mental health professionals.
About the Presenter
Dr. Kirsten L. McNelis is a licensed clinical psychologist in both the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania. She has over 15 years of experience in providing psychological services. She previously served as a Suicide Prevention and Intervention instructor, providing training to correctional employees, medical staff and mental health personnel. She has extensive experience in working with individuals who evidence suicidal ideation and self-injurious behaviors. She specializes in providing CBT for the treatment of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and mood disorders.
Continuing Education Credit
Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:
Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists will receive 6.0 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.
Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors/Certified Professional Counselors/Associate Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors/Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is entitled to grant continuing education credit for the above listed counselors in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. The above listed counselors completing the program will receive 6.0 continuing education hours of credit.
Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.
Upcoming Dates and Locations
If your practice and/or organization is interested in an on-site training at your location, please contact Dr. McNelis for further details.
Lunch break is from 12:15pm-1:15pm and will be on your own.