Recognition, Assessment and Treatment of Suicidality
Developed and presented by Randi Jensen, MA, LMHC, CCDC
This workshop presents original concepts in the development of suicidality as an ingenious coping mechanism which develops over time. The brain's neuroplasticity forms neural pathways which underpin the reinforcing suicidal thought pattern. Brain retraining provides formation of new healthful neural pathways. The healing process is directed, encouraged and supported through a specifically designed peer protocol based on existing evidence-based social support.
• Learn the extent of epidemic suicide in the general and special populations, including children, adolescents and military
• Understand what suicidality is and the difference between self-harm and suicidality
• Learn the psychobiology of suicidality and its developmental stages
• Understand the intersection of suicidality and mental health challenges (PTSD, TBI, Depression)
• Learn to assess warning signs and symptoms using a simple and effective suicide
• Understand Motivational Interviewing techniques used in counseling suicidal individuals
• Learn a life-saving peer support protocol and how to implement it
“Randi Jensen is a true expert on suicidality. She trained over 40 clinicians over 2-days at our clinic and our staff walked away saying that it was not only a great training but maybe the best they have ever attended."
- Joe LeRoy, LICSW, Program Director Clinical Services, HopeSparks Family Services