Friday, February 23, 2024
Suicidal Ideation: A Trauma-Informed Approach Training
Mental health professionals are invited to join us for a training session on a trauma-informed approach on suicidal ideation with speaker Amy Zajakowski Uhll, LCPC on February 23rd.
Description: “I am thinking about hurting myself” These words strike fear in the hearts of all therapists. Suicidal ideation in clients reminds us of the reality that pain may be so deep and pervasive that someone would think of ending their life. They also raise questions of our legal and moral responsibility for the lives of others. This workshop will explore suicidal ideation through a trauma-informed lens. We will discuss how to assess for and treat risk, and use our ongoing treatment to understand suicidal thoughts and action as a meaningful strategy for dealing with painful history and the challenges of daily life.
1. Explore the legal responsibility therapists have regarding suicidal thoughts and behavior
2. Learn the important risk factors for suicide
3. Learn how to create a collaborative plan and document that plan
4. Discuss techniques for exploring suicidal ideation and intent in the present moment
5. Understand suicide as a resourcing strategy
6. Discuss the impact of treating suicidal clients on the therapist
8 CEUs pending for IAODAPCA & CBHA
Date: February 23rd, 2024
Time: 9AM — 5PM
RSVP BY February 22nd: Mental Health Professionals and KYC staff are welcome to join. Please click here to register by emailing Brenda. Please include your licensure/credentials in your email to assist with processing CEUs.
Cost: $150 (KYC Staff can attend at no cost)
Speaker: Amy Zajakowski Uhll, LCPC.
About the Speaker
Amy’s is a psychotherapist who has demonstrated flexibility in taking on teaching and managerial roles with special focus on trauma and long term therapy. She is a dedicated professional who has addressed the needs of clients affected by war and dislocation as well as sexual abuse and domestic violence. Along with being a focused instructor who motivates professionals on all levels to adapt new skills and techniques.