Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention

posted Feb 5, 2017, 8:32 AM by Professional Learning
MHCGM is excited to welcome back 
Dr. Shawn Shea
APRIL 6, 2017
Unlocking Suicidal Secrets:
New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention

     The first part of the morning: Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Other Sensitive Material is devoted to understanding seven practical validity techniques: normalization, shame attenuation, the behavioral incident, gentle assumption, denial of the specific, the catch-all question, and symptom amplification - the cornerstones for effectively eliciting suicidal ideation.

     The second part of the morning's presentation, The Delicate Art of Eliciting Suicidal Ideation: The Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events, (the CASE Approach), is devoted to a demonstration of how these validity techniques can be woven into a specific strategy for uncovering suicidal ideation and intent. 
     The highly acclaimed CASE Approach has been described by David Jobes Ph.D., a former President of the American Association of Suicidology, as follows:
"The CASE Approach moves the clinician almost imperceptibly into the secret internal workings of the mind and soul of the patient tormented by suicidal ideation. I believe that the CASE Approach is a remarkable conceptual and clinical contribution to the field of suicidology. It should be taught to any front-line clinician. It has the power to meaningfully save lives."

Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D.

     Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed workshop leader and educational innovator in the fields of suicide prevention, resiliency, clinical interviewing, and improving medication adherence having given over 850 presentations worldwide.          
Dr. Shea is the author of six books and numerous articles including one of the classic texts in the field of suicide prevention, The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment. Dr. Shea is the Director of the Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing (www.suicideassessment.com), a training and consultation service providing workshops, consultations, and quality assurance design in mental health assessments.
Location:  SERESC - Bedford, NH      Time:  9:00  AM - 12:30 PM  

Continuing Education Credits:  
  • The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast MultiState Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    The participant will be awarded 3.0contact hours for attending this program.
  • This activity has been approved for 3.0 Category I Continuing Education Credits for relicensure by the NH-NASW - Workshop #3198. 
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The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, 401 Cypress Street, Manchester, NH 03103