Friday, January 29, 2021, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM Self-Destructive Behavior Part 2: Crossing the Bridge to Suicide – Understanding, Managing and Treating the Misery of Suicidality, By: Barent Walsh, Ph.D.

VIRTUAL TRAINING-Friday, January 29, 2021, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM Self-Destructive Behavior Part 2: Crossing the Bridge to Suicide – Understanding, Managing and Treating the Misery of Suicidality, By: Barent Walsh, Ph.D.

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This Training is VIRTUAL.

The Suicide and Self-Injury Series

This series will present the most current research and latest treatment techniques for Suicide and Self-Injury. You are welcome to attend either or both sessions.

Friday, January 29, 2021, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM

Self-Destructive Behavior Part 2:

Crossing the Bridge to Suicide – Understanding, Managing and Treating the Misery of Suicidality

Barent Walsh, Ph.D.

This workshop attempts to bring theory, evidence-based treatment, and radical empathy to the most clinically challenging of all behaviors: suicide. Encountering suicide is one of the great challenges in providing clinical work with people in distress. Some professionals flee the field after encountering their first suicidal client; Others work an entire career in suicide prevention; Most carry on somewhere in between. This workshop will bring a stance of radical empathy to understanding, managing, and treating suicidal behavior. The ground-breaking work of Shneidman, Orbach, Jobes, and Joiner will be fully referenced. Treatment will be discussed in terms of a cognitive-behavioral approach. Self-care will also be reviewed as a necessary component of working recurrently with suicidal people. Such self-care allows professionals to avoid compassion fatigue and vicarious PTSD. The presenter will draw on his 40 years of experience working with suicidal persons, with frequent references to successful interventions.

Following this training the participants will be able to:

 

Your Trainer:        

Barent Walsh, Ph.D. has written extensively and presented internationally on the topic of self-destructive behavior. He is the author of Treating Self-Injury: A Practical Guide 2nd edition, Guilford Press, (2014). This volume has been translated into Polish and Japanese. In addition, Dr. Walsh is co-developer (with Screening for Mental Health of Wellesley, MA) of “Act to Prevent Self-Injury,” a prevention program with DVD for high schools. Dr. Walsh has presented on self-injury in London, Edinburg, Vienna, Stuttgart, Ulm, Oslo, Dubai, Tokyo, Beijing, Montevideo, Mexico City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and throughout the United States.

Dr. Walsh is the Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Clinical Consultant at The Bridge, a human service agency headquartered in Worcester, MA. Dr. Walsh is a Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA.

Disclosure: Dr Walsh is the author of the book Treating Self-Injury: A Practical Guide. This book will be available for sale at this training.