Utah Psychological Association
The Utah Psychological Association,
Suicide Ideation and Behavior: Management, Interventions, and Impact
Presented by Jessica Gerfen Ph.D. and Deb Elliott-Desorbo Ph.D.
3 CE Credits
This workshop will be presented as a live, virtual presentation via Zoom webinar. Participants will be able to communicate with the presenter in real-time during the course of instruction. Consequently, this webinar meets the requirements as a live or face-to-face CE training by the Utah Department of Professional Licensing.
Recording available if you are unable to attend in person. These hours will count towards your distance learning allowance.
Please join us for a presentation on Suicidal Ideation & Behavior: Management, Interventions and Impact that will be presented by Drs. Jessica Gerfen and Deb Elliott-DeSorbo. This live Zoom seminar is designed to provide psychologists with intermediate skills on applying a risk formulation model to patients and information on empirically-supported interventions for assisting individuals for suicide ideation and behavior (to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP), Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), and Collaborative Safety Planning Intervention (SPI)). Attendees will also be educated about common ways clinicians react when their patients die by suicide and how we can best support those clinicians.
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
Dr. Jessica Gerfen is the Chief Executive Officer of St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute (SLBMI). She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Houston OCD Program. Dr. Jessica Gerfen has served as Clinical Risk Manager at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute since January 2015. As part of her duties in that role, she consults on any potential clinical risk management concerns at our facility, including suicide risk, and attends numerous trainings on Risk Management.
Dr. Deb Elliott-DeSorbo is a licensed clinical psychologist at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute (SLBMI). She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University. She is the Director of the Health Psychology Program, the Founding and Administrative Director of the Gender Affirming Program and serves as the Institute’s Training Director. She conceptualized SLBMI's Peer Support Initiative (PSI) for Clinician Survivors of Patient Suicide in 2019 following extensive research on this topic and continues to lead this program.
Register online at: www.utpsych.org OR Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337