Suicide Prevention: Best Practices for Assessment and Intervention

Suicide Prevention: Best Practices for Assessment and Intervention

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Date(s) - 04/24/2021
9:00 am - 4:15 pm

About the Webinar

Christian Counseling Centers presents “Suicide Prevention: Best Practices for Assessment and Intervention” taught by Carly M. Memoli and D. James, held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. via webinar.

Learn up-to-date information and training in suicide risk assessment and intervention that meets best practice standards. This intermediate level workshop will offer training in suicide risk assessment and intervention using evidence-based methods. You will learn directly applicable techniques of safety planning and interventions to reduce suicide risk in clients across the lifespan, including those with special risk factors. The workshop is directed toward psychologists, LMFT/LCSW, nurses, peer helpers, and others in the mental health & health care fields.

Topics to be covered include:

1. Provider Experiences and Attitudes: What happens when we talk about suicide?

2. Conversation and Collaboration: How to effectively engage a person with thoughts of suicide

3. Risk Factors: Population level risk and individual application

4. Warning Signs: Invitations to help and effective responses

5. Screening Questions and Assessment Tools

6. Ambivalence and Uncertainty: Getting to safety for right now

7. Effective Safety Planning: Tools, templates, and options

8. Tailoring Your Approach: Special considerations for high risk populations

9. Help for the Helpers: Debriefing, Self-Care, and Compassion Fatigue

Course meets the qualifcations for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Christian Counseling Centers is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (#64926). Christian Counseling Centers maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

About the Presenters

Carly Memoli is the Program Director for Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast. She has worked in community mental health programs for 17 years, worked extensively on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention efforts in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties for the past 14 years, and is a certified Master Trainer in the evidence-based Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and safeTALK workshops, amongst others.

D. James is the President of Applied Crisis Training, a local Bay Area-based organization providing evidence-based training programs and consultation. ACT works to support service providers and community members in navigating mental health crises, accessing appropriate resources, and achieving better outcomes. In addition to providing direct support for community members experiencing suicidal crises, he is a certified Master Trainer in the evidence-based Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop, a registered safeTALK Trainer, and a certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

Course Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session #1
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Session #2
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Session #3
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Session #4

Course completion certificates will be provided when participants sign-in/sign-out sheet, course evaluation and self-evaluation forms are submitted at the end of the course.

Fees & Payment

The course fee can be paid by check only. Make the check out to Christian Counseling Centers, and mail it to:

CE Program Administrator
1510 Fashion Island Blvd., #110
San Mateo, CA 94404.

Please send payment the day you register.Refunds are only granted if a written cancellation notice is received by the program administrator at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the course.

Special Needs

All requests for accommodations for special needs can be submitted in writing to the program administrator. Upon receiving the written request, the program administrator will make every effort to accommodate the request. A written response from the program administrator will be sent within 2 weeks of receiving the request.


All complaints or grievances can be submitted in writing to the program administrator, and/or to the CEPA Program Coordinator. The program administrator will respond in writing to the complaint or grievance within one week of receiving the submission.



Ticket Type Price Spaces
CCC Licensed Therapist $50.00
Non-CCC Attendee $50.00
CCC Associate | Trainee $0.00