9/25/2021- Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention

Presenter: 
Dr. Philip Tsui, LCSW, Psy.D.

Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 9:00 am to 3:30 pm PST. Live Webinar.

Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention

This course outlines the general principles of suicide risk identification, assessment, management and their practical applications in evaluating and working with individuals who are at risk as well as with clients with chronic, severe mental disorders. It presents psycho-therapeutic and behavioral intervention strategies in managing suicide risks and behaviors. It provides understanding of the impact of mental health problems and psychiatric disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma Disorders, developmental issues on the suicide risk. It presents the complex and challenging phenomenon of self-injurious/self-harming behaviors such as self-cutting, self-burning, self-hitting, hair pulling etc. especially in teens and adolescents and how they differ from suicide gestures and attempts.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify risk factors for suicide and self-harming behaviors in individuals who experiences significant psycho-social stressors and clients with severe chronic mental disorders
  • Summarize risk assessment strategies and protocol in the evaluation of suicide risk
  • Recognize the common pitfalls and errors in working with clients in crisis and at risk for suicide.
  • Develop and apply interviewing techniques in working with clients in crisis situations.
  • Identify and apply appropriate suicide risk management strategies including safety plan and mobilization of family and community resources as lifelines for clients.
  • Present and summarize the complex and challenging phenomenon of self-injurious/self-harming behaviors such as self-cutting, self-burning, self-hitting, hair pulling etc. and how they differ from suicide gestures and attempts.

Dr. Philip Tsui, LCSW, Psy.D, has over 35 years of experience in direct practice, training, clinical supervision and management. He had served as Clinical Consultant/Supervisor to San Francisco Suicide Prevention, Inc. for over 17 years. He is former Clinical Director at the Senior Division of Felton Institute in San Francisco. He also has taught at California State University, Alliant International University, San Francisco State University and Core Faculty Member at New College of California. Dr. Tsui is an international trainer who has published in the areas of cross-cultural psychotherapy and group psychotherapy and conducted professional conferences/training workshops in the USA, Taiwan, Tokyo, Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong.

Date & Time: Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm PST. Live Webinar.
Zoom invite will be sent out a few days prior to the course date.

Location: Virtual format—Zoom
Contact Administrative Coordinator Sierra Wilson with any questions or concerns: sbrown@tpi-berkeley.org.

 Fee if Registration Completed: by 08/25/21 after 08/25/21
TPI Members $150 $175
Nonmembers $190 $215
Prelicensed Students/Associates $110 $135

CE: 6 Credits. $10 additional fee for CE credits. Attendees must participate in live sessions to receive CE's. The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content (see Registration and Course Policies).

This course has a 20 person minimum requirement

Registration Ends: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 3:00pm
$10 fee