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 Utah Psychological Association

Suicide Prevention Training: An Update on Assessment, Intervention, & Postvention

  • January 24, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Huntsman Education Center, LDS Hospital, 8th Avenue, C St E, Salt Lake City, UT 84143

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The Utah Psychological Association 
Presents:

Suicide Prevention Training:  An Update on Assessment, Intervention, & Postvention

Presented by Nancy A. Piotrowski, PhD

Registration: 8:30 A.M.
Presentation:  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

6.0 CE Hours

Overview: 

Suicide is a preventable public health problem and psychologists and other mental health professionals have a role in prevention.  This training will familiarize attendees with important terms, screening and assessment methods, and prevention approaches.  Emphasis will be placed on identifying practical tools for use in different settings and circumstances, as well as with different populations. Models for prevention, as well as postvention strategies and professional self-care will be addressed through lecture, video, case presentation, and small group discussion.  A suggested reading list will be provided, along with other resource material.

Learning Objectives:

By attending this educational event, participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate among key terms related to suicidal behavior;
  2. Identify suicide risk screening/assessment methods by setting, circumstance, population;
  3. Formulate strategies for intervening upon suicidal behavior;
  4. Plan valuable postvention strategies;
  5. Describe self-care strategies for professionals working with populations at risk for suicide.

Schedule:

9:00-10:30     Introduction to self-knowledge on suicide, terms, theories of risk, statistics, and screening in varied settings and circumstances

10:30-10:45     Break

10:45-12:00     Screening and assessment with varied populations; formulating intervention – intervention theories

12:00-1:00       Lunch

1:00-2:15          Intervention strategies, methods and data

2:15-2:30          Break

2:30-4:00          Postvention strategies – methods and data; self-care for professionals; evaluations; additional Q &A

Presenter Biography: 

Nancy A. Piotrowski, Ph.D., MAC is a psychologist licensed in California (PSY14524) and a master addiction counselor.  She has worked in the area of suicide prevention and postvention for over 25 years in varied roles such as community hotline volunteer, clinician, researcher, and expert evaluator.  She is certified as a Psychological Autopsy Investigator by the American Association of Suicidology and serves as Lead Faculty in Addiction Psychology at Capella University.  She also teaches for University of California, Berkeley Extension, as well as other San Francisco Bay Area universities.  Dr. Piotrowski is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and named 2016 Advocate of the Year by the APA Practice Organization as a Federal Advocate working to mental health care access and addiction parity, among other community contributions.  She maintains a private consultation practice in addition to teaching and research on clinical and prevention topics in psychology.  She has over 150 published items in the areas of psychology, advocacy, and public health.

Registration Rates:

UPA Members

  • UPA Members on or before early Bird Deadline of one week prior to the event: $125

  • After Early Bird Deadline of January 17, 2020: $150

Non-members:

  • Non UPA Members on or before Early Bird Deadline of one week prior to the event: $225

  • After Early Bird Deadline of January 17, 2020: $250

Social Workers: 

We will honor member pricing of $125 Early Bird or $150 after early bird if you are a member of NASW. 

  • Non UPA Members on or before Early Bird Deadline of one week prior to the event: $225
  • After Early Bird Deadline of January 17, 2020: $250

Students:

  • Student members: $15

  • Non-member students: $45

Location:

Huntsman Education Center, LDS Hospital, 8th Avenue, C St E, Salt Lake City, UT 84143

How to register:

Online: visit www.utpsych.org

Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337

Mail:

Mail check to
Utah Psychological Association
5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512
Salt Lake City, UT  84117

On-site: Day of event, registration begins at 8:30 AM

Cancellations with full refund accepted one week prior to the event.

Disability requests must be made 7 days in advance

Not a member of UPA? Please consider joining. UPA has historically helped define the role of psychology in Utah and continues to play a strong role in making sure that psychologist have a voice in State legislation, licensing changes, and scope of practice. There are some very real challenges over the next several years that will require the support of as many psychologists as possible. Please visit www.utpsych.org or call (801) 410-0337 to join. 

      
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