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 Export to Your Calendar 2/27/2020 to 2/1/2021
Where: United States
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Firestone

Online registration is available until: 12/31/2021
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Suicide: Effective Risk Assessment and Intervention

Comprehensive Online Suicide Prevention Training
With Leading Suicidologist Dr. Lisa Firestone


Starting in 2020, all California Psychologists are required to attend training in suicide therapies.  COMPLETE THIS REQUIREMENT NOW AT YOUR CONVENIENCE WITH THIS COMPREHENSIVE, STATE-OF-THE-ART ONLINE COURSE!      6 CE Credits are available for this course.


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        Non-CPA Members only $150

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Suicide is the most common psychological emergency that therapists will encounter, and it is on the rise. For mental health professionals with an active clinical practice, suicide is an occupational hazard that can be both emotionally and practically devastating. Recent research has identified suicide-specific therapies that are effective in treating both suicidal ideation and behavior. Most therapists are not aware of them nor have they been trained in them, so most suicidal clients do not receive these potentially lifesaving treatments. This online course with suicidologist Dr. Lisa Firestone will provide an invaluable opportunity for therapists to become familiar with risk assessment and effective crisis interventions, as well as empirically validated, evidence-based treatments for suicide that are fast becoming the standard of care.


  • Identify the most important techniques/tools for assessing suicidal risk
  • Implement effective state-of-the-art crisis interventions for suicidal patients that will allow clinicians to practice to the standard of care
  • Recognize innovative and effective suicide therapies that will allow clinicians to be more effective with suicidal clients
  • Find effective coping strategies for the emotional impact of working with clients who attempt suicide and actually die by suicide


  1. Introduction: Demographics of Suicide
  2. Theory: Our Approach to Suicide
  3. Development of Risk
  4. How Suicide Occurs
  5. Risk Factors & Warning Signs
  6. Assessment
  7. Safety Planning/Crisis Intervention
  8. Practice Recommendations/Standards of Care
  9. Patient Oriented Approaches to Working with Suicidal People
  10. Effective Brief Interventions
  11. Additional Treatment Approaches 
  12. Conclusion: Key Take-Away Points
  13. Resources


All course materials will be made available online for individuals to take this course at their own pace, including:

  • Engaging video lessons with Dr. Lisa Firestone
  • Exclusive video excerpts from experts in suicidology
  • Dynamic and informative multimedia presentation slides with information and resources
  • Educational video interviews with suicide attempt survivors
  • Safety Planning video demonstration with Dr. Firestone


For more than 30 years, Dr. Lisa Firestone has traveled all over the world educating mental health and health professionals, educators, and the public on effective methods to help save lives from suicide.  This course meets the new six-hour accreditation requirements that all California Psychologists must complete effective January 1, 2020.  


 Cancellation Notice: There will be a $25 cancellation fee for cancellation after purchase.


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