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Suicide: What Therapists Need to Know



In this Webinar: 

The most common psychiatric emergency we face as clinicians is suicide. Seventy-one percent of psychotherapists report at least one client attempting, while 28 percent report having at least one client die by suicide. Suicide rates keep rising for working age Americans and suicide is now the second leading cause of death for college age youth. In order to prevent suicide we must understand the internal struggle suicidal individuals experience. This workshop will provide an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of suicide, assessment strategies, and empirically validated treatments.

This Webinar will: (1) provide the latest findings on warning signs and risk factors for suicide, (2) offer a conceptual model and a developmental perspective on the dynamics underlying suicide, (3) explore the internal struggle, the ambivalence of suicide, through expert interviews and insight provided by 3 survivors of very lethal suicide attempts, (4) address both objective assessment and the formation of clinical judgment, (5) inform participants about recent research on empirically validated treatment approaches, and (6) provide participants with state of the art crisis management strategies.

Learning Objectives:
1. Implement state of the art crisis intervention for suicidal patients
2. Identify a number of empirically validated treatments for suicide, that target suicide directly
3. Recognize warning signs of immediate risk versus long term risk factors

Ordering Information

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed a full video recording of this Webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (3) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for $15. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resources. More Info Here

90 Minutes

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Continuing Education Information

Optional CEs (3) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for $15. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resources. More Info Here

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.  A link to purchase CE credits will be provided to all Webinar registrants.

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed any accompanying reading assignment, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.


Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 3

Social Workers

Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082 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. Approval Period: April 15, 2012-April 15, 2015. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 3 continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours in participating in this course.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Note: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.


About the Presenter

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. Dr. Lisa Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003) and The Self Under Siege (Routledge, 2012). Follow Dr. Firestone on Twitter or Google.

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esther tan

Hi I have been trying to sign up for the webminar on Suicide: What therapists need to know. However as one of the required fields is a state in the US and I am registering from Singapore, I am unable to register.
Please advice what I can do.
Thanks you


Sorry for the trouble. We have changed to form so that you are no longer required to enter a state. You can now register. Thank you!


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