WEB102518 - Suicide Assessment and Intervention: A Matter of Life and Death *Throwback Thursday*
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A dual diagnosis occurs when an individual is affected by both chemical dependency and an emotional or psychiatric illness. This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).

When: Thursday October 25, 2018
2:00 - 3:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Ikea Haralson

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Webinar Registration by October 23, 2018: Members $55; Nonmembers $85 - 1.5 CEUs

This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).

The phenomenon of suicide in American culture is a complex and challenging issue for many within the social service profession. Although there is a diversity of factors that contribute to suicide, research studies have cited a high correlation between suicidality and childhood adverse experiences. This curriculum will offer social service professionals vital resources for identifying and working with individuals who are suicidal.  Specifically, this training will highlight the epidemiological characteristics associated with suicide, highlight common warning signs, and offer specific tools for assessment of suicide lethality. An overview of evidenced-based treatment modalities will be offered for gaining a more in-depth understanding of the clinical issues involved in working with individuals with suicidal ideation.

 Who Should Attend: All


Learning Objectives

1. Participants will gain a better understanding of the mental and emotional disorders that can contribute to suicidal behaviors.

2. Participants will be provided with resources for the treatment of individuals with suicidal ideation and gain additional insight for service coordination. 

3. Participants will be provided with information for assessing risk factors for individuals with suicidal ideation

About the Presenter(s)

Dr. Brian L. Bethel is a Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor (LPCC-S), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC III), and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) with specialized training in counseling children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Bethel earned his PhD. In Counselor Education and Supervision from Ohio University where he also earned dual Master’s degrees in Clinical Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling. With over twenty years of clinical practice, Dr. Bethel brings a diversity of strengths to his clinical practice. As the founder and director of Interplay Counseling and Consultation Services, LLC. Dr. Bethel operates a private counseling practice and provides educational services to community organizations. He has dedicated much of his professional career to working with individuals impacted by trauma and continues as a mental health clinician for a Child Advocacy Center that serves children and families across southern and southeastern, Ohio.

In addition to his counseling practices, Brian serves as an independent trainer and consultant. He has provided consultation services to various schools, social service agencies, court systems, and foster care agencies. Brian serves as an independent trainer and consultant with the Ohio Human Services Training System and the Ohio Child Welfare Program where he was recognized for his training excellence as a recipient of both the “Rising Star” award in 2007 and the “Linda Pope” award in 2014. Dr. Bethel is a frequent presented at professional conferences and is recognized as an innovative, an exciting presenter on a local, state, national, and international level.

This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s): 

Statutory Area: Mental Health Issues