Suicidal Clients

2 Hour Streaming Video Course

Each day, approximately 86 Americans die by suicide. Suicide is now the 11th leading cause of death in the U.S., which is greater than the rate of death by homicide or AIDS-related deaths. This workshop, first presented at Gerry Grossman Seminars' 30th Anniversary Continuing Education Conference in Wailea, explores suicide risk that is associated with mental disorders, particular ethnic populations, and with regard to age (e.g., elders, children, adolescents and college-age adults). This presentation provides therapists techniques for developing suicide assessment protocols and treatment interventions.

Principal Faculty and Credentials:
Rocio Elisa Hernandez, Ph.D, LMFT, LPCC
Gerry Grossman, MA, LMFT
Nancy Klein, MA, LMFT

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Goldman, S., & Beardslee, W.R. (1999) Suicide in children and adolescents. In D.G. Jacobs (ed.) The Harvard Medical School Guide to Suicide Assessment and Intervention (pp. 417-422). San Francisco: Josey-Bass.
Isometsa, E.T., Henriksson, M.M., Heikkinen, M.E., et al. (1996b). Suicide among subjects with personality disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry, 153, 677-673.
Linehan, M. (1993). Cognitive behavioral treatment for borderline personality disorder. New York: Guilford Press.
Whiteside, U., Lunger, A., Richards, J., Simon, G., Glingan, S., Siler, J., & Ludman, E. (2014) Designing messaging to engage patients in an online suicide prevention intervention: Survey results from patients with current suicidal ideation. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(2), e 42.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify mental disorders commonly associated with high suicide risk.
  2. Identify cultural and age group characteristics that may increase suicide risk.
  3. Utilize suicide assessment and treatment protocols.
  4. Integrate Dialectical Behavior Therapy concepts and interventions into suicide treatment.

Dr. Cio Hernández is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Marriage Family Therapist in California and Hawaii. She received her doctorate from UC Davis in Health Care leadership, where she designed an app to reduce test-taking anxiety. In her clinical practice, Cio specializes in psychological evaluations for Immigration, childhood development, adolescent sexual assault, family violence prevention, and offers EMDR Therapy to replace haunting memories with a new outlook on life.

Dr. Hernández is a member of the Institutional Review Board for the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute. She is the founder of the Marin Latino Health Policy Partnership and recently published Viva Marin: Latino Health Policy, Data, and Action Guide. After serving 9 years for the Marin First 5 Commission, Cio has joined the Contra Costa First 5 Commission. Cio has also served as a Public Information Officer on the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services Emergency Management Team.

Most importantly, Cio is a mom of a 19-year-old son who is studying at Seattle University.

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Cost: $45.00
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