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The Sociology of Addiction
Presented by Sophie Nathenson, PhD, Katie Kirk, PsyD, LAC
Course: #1936Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course reviews present-day diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and the relationship between addiction theory and practice. Contemporary sociological theories are outlined, exploring the history of addiction in societies. A multi-level, holistic theoretical approach is introduced to inform the design of policy and interventions.

Understanding and Assessing Suicidality in Adolescents: A Comprehensive Approach
Presented by Lauren Dennelly, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Course: #1855Level: Intermediate1.03 Hours
In this course, participants learn about contributing factors to adolescent suicidal thoughts and behaviors and how to intervene in these situations. Application via case study examples are discussed.

Too Young to Say Goodbye: Childhood Grief and Tragic Loss
Presented by Tanika Johnson, EdD, MA, LPC-MHSP, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH, CCTP
Course: #1817Level: Intermediate1.02 Hours
Too Young to Say Goodbye is Part I of the Young Survivors Traumatic Grief Series. In the wake of losing a beloved parent or family member, friend or classmate, school administrator, teacher, or support staff, children may develop more questions than answers as they understand death's permanence. A traumatic loss arising from a suicide, homicide, or school violence can evoke a child’s trauma symptoms and feelings of fearfulness, panic, and terror. Throughout this training, participants will discover the power of collaborative support and best practices for talking to children about unexpected loss.

Suicide Prevention: Screening, Assessment, and Intervention
Course: #1711Level: Intermediate6.62 Hours
This 6-module empirically-supported training program addresses suicide awareness, risk assessment, screening, intervention, and referral principles. In addition, this training explores suicide awareness with veterans, reducing access to lethal means, age and population-specific suicide assessment tools, intervention strategies, and safety planning.

Streamlined Suicide Assessment & Safety Planning
Presented by Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS, CFT-I
Course: #1576Level: Intermediate1.02 Hours
The likelihood of mental health professionals encountering suicidal ideation in their work is high when serving diverse populations suffering from mental illness, trauma, and adversity. Assessment tools, clinical steps taken, and documentation of efforts as a helping professional are vital to the well-being of both client and clinician during times of high stress. This training identifies and discusses known risk factors in suicide assessment and prevention as well as safety planning strategies to address symptom management and thoughtful treatment planning with a person at risk.

Reducing Access to Lethal Means: The Social Worker's Role
Presented by Lauren Dennelly, MSW, LCSW
Course: #1563Level: Intermediate1.03 Hours
This course describes the importance of counseling clients on their access to lethal means and offers applicable strategies for clinical interviewing.

Veterans and Suicide: What Social Workers Need to Know
Presented by Nadia Tourinho, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Course: #1386Level: Intermediate1.12 Hours
This course explores social work practice with veterans, as it relates to suicide. The course focuses on suicide risk, assessment, and effective intervention with veterans and their families.

Suicide in Primary Care: Screening, Assessment, and Intervention
Presented by Lauren Dennelly, MSW, LCSW
Course: #1361Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course includes detailed information on screening for suicide in primary care settings and offers participants an opportunity to learn and apply evidence-based screening tools and interventions to fictional case study examples.

Suicide and Self-Harm in the Elderly
Presented by Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L
Course: #1028Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will discuss the signs that go beyond depression to reveal active suicidal or self-harm risk. We will address the prevalence of suicidality in long-term care settings, elevated risks in care transitions, steps to improve the comfort and ability to conduct effective interviews and risk assessments, the Baby Boomer cohort effect, and provide clinical tips and resources.

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