SESSION 1: Saturday, October 3, 2020
SESSION 2: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Last year, the Legislature passed AB 1436 (Chapter 527, Statutes of 2018). Under this new law, effective January 1, 2021, the Board will begin requiring both applicants for licensure and licensees to have completed a minimum of six hours of coursework or applied experience
under supervision in suicide risk assessment and intervention.
Presenter: Golnaz Agahi D.S.W., L.C.S.W., M.P.H
Cost: CSCSW Member/USC Alumni: $115.00 | Non-member: $140.00
Presented by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Alumni Association and the California Society of Clinical Social Work, this training meets the new one-time mandatory 6-CEU requirement from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention training for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs renewing their license on or after January 1, 2021, as well as Associates applying for their LCSW, LMFT or LPCC on or after January 1, 2021. *
This six-hour suicide prevention course provides a comprehensive overview of current statistics, risk and protective factors, evidence based screening tools and interventions to assist professionals in providing more comprehensive care to individuals at risk of suicide. Data presented will provide an overview of gender and racial differences in suicide, means of suicide and review high risk populations and review the Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5150/5585 which governs involuntarily hospitalization. This course will also review updated evidence based screening tools, and treatments options including development of safety plans and documentation. It will also address organizational concerns, including how micro social workers and administrators can make their organizations more “suicide prevention” ready. Participants will also receive resources for on-going professional development. This training is interactive and requires participant engagement to practice skills introduced in the workshop.