About The Course

Date: October 13th, 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-1:00pm

Course Description: Intervening with suicidal clients is of high priority for therapists. Those therapists who are knowledgeable and skilled in suicide assessment and intervention benefit their clients greatly. In this workshop, clinical assessment of suicide will be thoroughly detailed. Learn about the most evidenced-based approaches to screening and assessing suicide risk, as well as thorough risk formulation. Best practices for treating suicide will be presented, including case vignettes and successful intervention models. Those attending this workshop will benefit from a large library of clinical resources.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe key component of suicide risk assessment and formulation.
  • Identify appropriate clinical interventions to treat suicidality.
  • Enhance one’s confidence in assessing and treating 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.