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The Call of Darkness: Managing Suicidality in Clinical Practice
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7/14/2018
When: Saturday, July 14, 2018
9:00 AM
Where: National University
3390 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, California  92626
United States
Presenter: Lawrence Hedges PhD, PsyD, ABPP
Contact: Lawrence Hedges
714-633-3933

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Provider Name: Lawrence Hedges
Event Name: The Call of Darkness: Managing Suicidality in Clinical Practice
Instructor:
Lawrence Hedges, PhD, PsyD, ABPP
Number of CE’s: 6
Date: July 14, 2018
Location of Event:
National University
3390 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Contact Person: Lawrence Hedges
Phone: 714-633-3933
Email: lhedges7@gmail.com
Website: www.listeningperspectives.com

Description: The White House has declared suicide to be a national and international epidemic and has mandated suicide prevention training for educational and health workers nationwide. This class is in response to mandates from California licensing boards. This intermediate to advanced course for mental health professionals begins with the awareness that our ability to predict suicide is little better than chance and that at present there are no consistently reliable treatment techniques to prevent suicide. However, in the past three decades much has been learned about the dynamics of suicide and many promising treatment approaches have been advanced that are slowly yielding empirical results. In this class Dr. Hedges reviews the major findings about the nature of suicide, the emerging treatment processes that are promising, and the dimensions of assessment and documentation that are essential for liability management in mental health practice. See website for more info.

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