Working with suicidal clients is the most stressful of all activities for professional therapists . . . and is often simply terrifying for graduate students in counseling and psychology. During this Guest Lecture, John Sommers-Flanagan, coauthor with his wife, Rita, of Clinical Interviewing and Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, will guide you through a process for teaching your students a constructive and collaborative approach to being-in-the-room and conducting a suicide assessment interview with clients. This approach emphasizes the instructor as role model who not only informs students on crucial suicide assessment and intervention approaches, but also demonstrates how to put fear and anxiety aside to work directly and effectively with clients through suicidal crises.
Presenter: John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD, University of Montana, Missoula
Event Type: Guest Lecture
Date: 13 Mar 2012
Time: 4:00pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Duration: 1 hour