April 28th, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30 am Pacific

1.5 Hours | 1.5 CEs

This live webinar on Suicide Assessment & Treatment Planning via Tele-Mental Health is presented by John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD. 

Suicide assessment and treatment planning is difficult and stressful in-person, and arguably even more difficult and stressful via tele-mental health. In this webinar, participants will be oriented to a strengths-based approach to suicide assessment and treatment. Additionally, using a role play and discussion process, John Sommers-Flanagan will demonstrate a strengths-focused interactive online interviewing approach and contrast it alongside common standardized assessment strategies (e.g., the PHQ-9, the ASK, and the Columbia). Discussion will focus on relevant research literature, as well as the pros and cons of supplementing standardized assessment instruments with interactive interviews when using a tele-mental health platform.

Presented By

John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD

John Sommers-Flanagan is a professor of counseling at the University of Montana, a clinical psychologist, and author or coauthor of over 100 publications, including nine books, numerous professional video trainings with Psychotherapy.net, Alexander Street Press, and John Wiley & Sons. Some of his books, co-written with his wife Rita, include Tough Kids, Cool Counseling, Clinical Interviewing, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, and Suicide Assessment and Treatment: A Strengths-Based Approach. John is a sought-out keynote speaker and professional workshop trainer in the areas of (a) counseling youth, (b) working with parents, (c) suicide assessment, and (d) happiness. He has published many newspaper columns, Op-Ed pieces, and an article in Slate Magazine. In his wild and precious spare time, John loves to run (slowly), dance (poorly), laugh (loudly) produce home-made family music videos, and create helpful and quirky blogposts at johnsommersflanagan.com.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe a strengths-based approach to suicide assessment and treatment

  • Demonstrate and analyze an interactive tele-mental health interviewing strategy for suicide assessment and treatment planning

  • Identify and critique standardized suicide assessment instruments that can be used via tele-mental health

  • Intended Audience

    This live webinar is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This live webinar is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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