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ASSESSING & MANAGING SUICIDE RISK (AMSR) TRAINING - APRIL 6, 2023
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Event Description
ASSESSING & MANAGING SUICIDE RISK (AMSR)
Core Competencies for Outpatient Treatment Providers
This training opportunity is provided through SAMHSA Grant SM086105.



AMSR is a Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI) at the Education Development Center (EDC) training. Training services will be performed by the ZSI at EDC for the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation.


APRIL 6, 2023
9:00am - 5:00pm

QUEST CONFERENCE CENTER
9200 WORTHINGTON ROAD
WESTERVILLE, OHIO 43082
 
CURRENTLY, NO MASK MADE IN PLACE, SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Per our grant funding, this opportunity is intended for providers who work with youth between the ages of 10-24 in some clincial capacity.

 
 
THE OHIO SUICIDE PREVENTION FOUNDATION (OSPF) invites you to this 1-day workshop designed to train outpatient treatment providers in how to recognize and assess suicide risk, plan for client safety, and manage the ongoing care of at-risk patients/clients. Josephine Ridley, Ph.D., AMSR Master Trainer, will educate on the effective prevention of client suicide.

WORKSHOP COMPONENTS:
 
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR®) for Health and Behavioral Health Professionals Working in Outpatient Settings (AMSR-Outpatient) formulation model and helps clinicians feel confident navigating challenging conversations about suicide. AMSR offers key strategies for providing compassionate care to people at risk for suicide. The training is designed for clinicians with a master’s or doctoral degree in a behavioral or mental health field, including:
  • Social workers
  • Professional counselors
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric nurses
This 6.5 hour in-person training will teach essential skills through video, live demonstrations, and paired and written practice. By the conclusion of the training, participants are able to:
  • Reconcile the potential conflict between their goal to prevent suicide and the patient’s desire to eliminate psychological pain via suicidal behavior.
  • Manage their own emotional reactions with the aim of establishing a shared perspective and maintaining a non-adversarial stance.
  • Use skilled questions to elicit each patient’s unique suicidal ideation, behavior, and plans in order to offer patients realistic hope for recovery.
  • Develop a collaborative safety plan that is tailored to a patient’s needs and conveys the message that their safety is the highest priority.
  • Discussion of Means Restriction.
  • Gain knowledge in the following core competencies: maintaining an effective attitude and approach; collecting accurate assessment information; formulating risk; developing a treatment and services plan; and managing care.
  • Identifying changes to make in their practice, specific to the assessment and management of individuals at risk for suicide.
Participants who fully complete this training will also be eligible for 6.5 hours of continuing education credits from APA and NASW. As these are National-level CEs, you will need to check with your respective Ohio licesning board to see if they will accept this credit. Participants must participate in the entire training to receive credit. Per AMSR standards, partial credit will not be awarded. 
 
SPEAKER BIO:

Dr. Josephine Ridley received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from West Virginia University, completed her psychology internship at the Cleveland VAMC with rotations in health psychology, PTSD, neuropsychology and inpatient psychiatry, and has worked at several sites in the VA including the Gambling Treatment Program, residential rehabilitation and more recently as program manager for a partial hospitalization program for individuals with severe mental illness. She currently serves as Assistant Chief of Psychology at the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System, Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and is active in private practice where she works with adolescents, adults, and geriatric clients.  She is Program Director for the Cleveland VA’s Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency, founding chair of the Cleveland VA’s Psychology Service Diversity Committee, and Co-Coordinator of the Mentoring Subcommittee for the Association of VA Psychology Leaders Psychologists of Color & Allies Special Interest Group. She is also Vice President of the Association of Black Psychologists, Greater Cleveland Chapter. Dr. Ridley Co-Chairs the Cleveland VA Institutional Review Board (IRB) and is Co-Editor of the international British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. She was most recently appointed as Co-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Executive Leadership Advisory Board

She also serves on multiple VA Medical Center committees including the Psychology Training Committee and has conducted workshops and seminars nationally for a variety of organizations and conferences. She is published in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of suicide, depression, and anxiety, has co-authored book chapters on suicide and mood disorders, and is active in research on depression and suicide. She served on the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation Advisory Committee and is certified by the Zero Suicide Institute as a Master Trainer of Trainers in Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk Workshop.

 
REGISTRATION FEE: $30.00
(The training isa brought to you by a generous grant from SAMHSA, the $30 registation fees cover administrative expenses, including but not limted to, food & beverage)   

Registration includes, beverages, lunch and CEU's, if required.

Refund requests will only be honored on or before April 1, 2023. 
 
(REGISTRATIONS ENDS: April 1, 2023 @ 5:00 P.M.)  LIMITED TO 50 ATTENDEES

QUESTIONS/GENERAL INFORMATION:
AUSTIN LUCAS
OHIO SUICIDE PREVENTION FOUNDATION



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