Losing a client to suicide is your worst
nightmare. And there inevitably comes a time
when the suicidal client is more than just an intangible
dread. When an actual person, suffering and sitting
in your office, reveals they are having suicidal
thoughts. Many clinicians are left feeling unprepared,
frightened, and unsure what to do next. The
weight of keeping someone alive can steer you in the
direction of avoidance. Desperate and alone, suicidal
clients can find themselves passed from one therapist to the next. And that’s not care.
Don’t let fear push you away.
This seminar will transform how you view and work with suicidal clients and give you the clinical
tools you need to save lives.
Full of thought provoking lecture, engaging case studies, and guided instruction on a host of
powerful clinical applications, this seminar will provide you with the tools you need to:
• Assess for suicidal risk and identify implicit and explicit expressions of suicidal thought.
• Formulate a game-plan for crises when suicide is imminent.
• Intervene in suicidal despair with proactive approaches derived from the evidence-based efficacy
of CBT and DBT.
• Effectively use targeted language with suicidal clients that will help you avoid stigma and
successfully communicate your compassion.
• Provide innovative grief support resources that connect clients and clinicians with other
survivors of suicide and suicide loss.
Leave this seminar feeling confident and capable to work with suicidal clients and guide them out of
the darkness and back into the light!