WEB092320 - Basic Training: Suicide Prevention and Intervention
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As service coordinators, it is important to know how to recognize suicide risk factors and warning signs, as well as how to intervene with a person who is having thoughts of suicide. This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern).

9/23/2020
When: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
2:00 - 3:30 PM ET
Where: Online
United States
Contact: (614) 848-5958


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Webinar Registration by September 22, 2020: Members $55; Nonmembers $85 - 1.5 Training Contact Hours.

This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern).  

Helping professionals frequently encounter people who are having thoughts of suicide or who have engaged in a suicide attempt. As service coordinators, it is important to know how to recognize suicide risk factors and warning signs, as well as how to intervene with a person who is having thoughts of suicide. This presentation will provide basic information on intervening with a suicidal person and will provide resources to which suicidal persons can be connected.

Who Should Attend: All

Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize suicide risk factors and warning signs
2. Understand the importance of asking directly and explicitly about suicide
3. Explore the available resources for persons thinking about suicide

About the Presenters

Dr. Gregg Elliott has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2003. He has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Adams State University and is an Assistant Professor in Colorado Christian University's Master of Arts in Counseling program. Dr. Elliott practices part-time in a Denver-area inpatient hospital and his clinical expertise and research interests are in working with suicidal clients and in training mental health clinicians to work with suicidal clients. Dr. Elliott is president of the Colorado Counseling Association, one of the largest state associations of the American Counseling Association. He has over 30 presentations and publications - many on the topic of working with suicidal clients. He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Colorado Counseling Association (CCA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Rocky Mountain ACES, Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), and the American Association of Suicidology (AAS).

Dr. Liz Wiggins is a professional school counselor and a licensed professional counselor with eight years of experience. She received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2018 from Adams State University. Dr. Liz Wiggins serves as an assistant professor with Colorado Christian University. Throughout her career, Dr. Wiggins has encountered individuals struggling with suicidal ideation of all age groups. Her experiences have lead her to be a passionate advocate for educating others on the warning signs of suicide risk, as well as the importance of preventative wellness counseling.

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

Statutorily Required: Mental Health Issues