UC Santa Barbara’s Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic is co-sponsoring “Suicide: What Mental Professionals Need to Know” on Friday, November 19 from 9 am to 4 pm at Isla Vista Theater 2, 960 Embarcadero del Norte. The event will feature Lisa Firestone, Ph.D., Director of Research and Education for event co-sponsor the Glendon Association. This activity was developed in response to needs expressed by staff, patients, or community and the content is geared toward Student Health Service clinicians, UCSB faculty and staff, and UCSB Counseling Center professionals and community mental health professionals. The format will consist of a didactic presentation, clinical examples and question and answer period, and will be evaluated using the standard evaluation form.
At the end of this program, participants will: utilize assessment and interview techniques, based on psychiatric, psychological and other social factors that are effective in identifying those at greatest risk for suicide; summarize an innovative cognitive/affective/behavioral approach for treating suicidal clients; describe the core dynamics operating in clients at risk for suicide; and recognize clients’ negative thought patterns that influence self-destructive and suicidal behavior.
Registration for the event is available at the door starting at 8:15 am. Cost for the program is $30 for Interns/ Students/Social Work Associates and $100 for all professionals. Six hours of continuing education are available for MFTs, LCSWs, and psychologists; CMEs available for physicians, nurses, and Pas.
The Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic is a university-based community clinic designed to provide low-cost individual, couple, family, and group psychological treatment and testing/assessment services to people living within the central coast community while serving as a training site for students in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Hosford Clinic also serves as a clinical-research facility for the faculty and students of the CCSP Department. It also strives to provide educational, consultation, and training services to professional and paraprofessional clinicians and educators in the tri-counties area.
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