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Suicide: Assessment, Risk Formulation, and Risk Mitigation

  • Thursday, November 02, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Jewish Family Service, 8788 Balboa Ave., San Diego 92123


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CSCSW San Diego presents Suicide: Assessment, Risk Formulation, and Risk Mitigation

Presenter: Renée L. Chmiel, Psy.D.

Description: Many people experience depression at one point or another throughout life. Whether it’s caused by a significant loss, an environmental stressor, or mental illness, feelings of depression can become difficult for many people. Unfortunately for some, the depths of sadness can become so deep, that they consider suicide as an option to escape from their emotional pain.

People all over the world are effected by suicide. Suicide represents a major public health issue with significant repercussions not just on the human level, but it has social and economic ramifications as well. Suicide is a topic that continues to be associated with a great deal of stigma. People, even in the mental health field, are reluctant to talk about it, both with their clients in clinical practice and also with family members, friends and others affected by it. While there has been significant change in how suicide is regarded, we still have a ways to go. This presentation is designed to provide an introduction to the topic of suicide, how a mental health clinician may go about assessing for suicide, and how to develop a safety plan to help mitigate the risk of suicide.

CEUs: 1.5 CEU hours for LCSW’.s, MFT’, and LPC’s. Note: Registered Associate Clinical Social Workers -- as long as your supervisor approves participation, you can now use CEs toward LCSW hours

COST: CSCSW Member: FREE | Non-member: $15 for CEUs | FREE for workshop only 

The San Diego Chapter of CSCSW holds its meetings on the first Thursday of the month from September through June  from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Jewish Family Service building, 8788 Balboa Avenue in Kearny Mesa. Meetings begin with a half hour of mingling, networking, and community building, followed by our program. CEU programs meet the requirements for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs as specified by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; CEUs are FREE to our members, $15 for non-members.

District Main Point of Contact: Ros Goldstein | Email: goldsiegel@gmail.com

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