Despite the best efforts of therapists treating high risk teens in intensive, community based treatment programs, too many are still ending their lives through suicide.  This means that good treatment alone is insufficient to prevent teen suicide.  Also required is a sound knowledge about the nature of suicide, skills in assessing for suicide ideation and acute risk of suicide, and competency in co-developing effective safety plans with teens and their families.  This is the focus of this course. 

The content of this course is informed by published national core competencies in assessing and managing suicide risk (Suicide Prevention Resource Center, American Association of Suicidology, and SAMSHA).  The webinars are comprised of excerpts taken from two different live workshops given to Family Based therapists and supervisors.  Dr. Wintersteen's workshop was sponsored by the Philadelphia Child And Family Therapy Training Center in June, 2016, while Dr. Jones's workshop was sponsored by the Center for Family Based Training in May, 2016.

3 Hours CE Credits