About The Course

Date: Thursday September 16th, 2022 

Location:  Remotely Via Zoom (A Zoom Link will be posted in our curriculum *access to view will be given once enrolled)

Time: 9:00am-11:00am

Course Description: Clinicians benefit from having a repertoire of effective treatment strategies for suicide. One of the most effective interventions that therapists can offer to clients with suicidality is mindfulness. This training will present a general overview of mindfulness as a practice, and also discuss how mindfulness is effective for suicide intervention. Specific mindfulness tools for suicidality will be introduced and case vignettes will illustrate application of these tools.

Participants will be able to:

  • Acquire a general overview of mindfulness.
  • Discover the benefits of mindfulness for suicidality.
  • Develop use of mindfulness interventions to effectively treat suicide.

Meet The Presenter

Diane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas. She has over 20 years of experience in the fields of psychology, social work and mental health.

Diane was an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at The University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, for over 10 years. She obtained her master’s degree in Social Work from KU in 2006, with clinical concentrations in Children & Families and Mental Health. Diane taught classes in the Clinical Master’s program, which included: Clinical Social Work Practice, Loss and Grief, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Therapy, Advanced Standing Practice, and Mental Health & Psychopathology. Diane was also a practicum Field Instructor, Field Liaison and Community Education trainer for the School of Social Welfare.

Diane has facilitated hundreds of trainings to mental health professionals, physicians and nurses, teachers, police officers, business personnel, and local City Council members. Diane enjoys the creativity that comes with envisioning and designing trainings, and aims to provide trainings that are informative, engaging and skill-building. She has customized and facilitated leadership and corporate trainings to EAP clients on wellness and business topics.