1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Specialized Violence – Self-Directed Violence is presented by Brianne Layden.

Suicidal self-directed violence occurs in nearly every country and causes substantial personal and societal burden. This webinar reviews conceptual and definitional issues related to suicidal self-directed violence, with a focus on distinguishing this behavior from non-suicidal self-injury. In addition, the nature of the problem is discussed on a global scale, as well as within specific populations and settings. Currently, many professionals rely on unstructured clinical judgment in their assessment of risk for suicide despite numerous calls for a more structured approach. As such, methods of assessing suicidal self-directed violence are identified along with a review of evidence-based risk factors for suicide. Several structured professional judgment (SPJ) tools for assessing risk for self-directed violence are discussed, including an introduction to a new set of SPJ guidelines for assessing and managing risk for suicide across diverse settings and sectors.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of suicidal self-directed violence and its association with, and distinction from, non-suicidal self-injury

  • Describe awareness and understanding of risk factors related to suicidal self-directed violence

  • Describe the benefits and application of structured professional judgment guidelines in the assessment and management of suicidal self-directed violence

Presented By

Brianne Layden, PhD

Dr. Brianne Layden obtained BA, MA, and PhD degrees in psychology at Simon Fraser University. She worked with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of British Columbia, Canada, as a psychology assistant, and with the DBT Centre of Vancouver as a clinical extern from 2012 to 2016. She also worked as a Forensic Psychology Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Medical School from 2017 to 2018.
  • Intended Audience

    This on-demand webinar is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This on-demand webinar is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

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