Painless, Mandatory, Suicide Prevention Workshop (Part 2)
Kristina Roberts PhD, QME
Dr. Kristina Roberts , a QME psychologist and former psychiatric emergency team supervisor, presented the first of a 2 part workshop on Suicide Prevention. These 2 workshops will suffice to complete the mandatory requirement for licensed psychologists. She discussed demographics, intervention strategies, useful and weak techniques used by clinicians. Her second workshop will discuss what clinicians might do that is effective. Dr. Roberts answered questions as to how clinicians can more efficiently and safely deal with suicidal patients.
Maintaining current knowledge of suicide risk: assessment and intervention is critical for ethical client care. This presentation outlines the assessment of suicide risk including risk factors and protective factors, using the current standards of care, research, and case law, and does so in a straightforward and understandable manner. It will outline levels of risk, appropriate interventions, when to hospitalize (and how), reporting requirements, and how to craft thorough safety plans that protect the patient and meet standards for documentation. Gender differences and cultural variations of risk will be addressed, as well as resiliency factors that should be considered in the assessment.
Kristina Roberts is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist with a private practice in Mission Viejo, CA. Dr. Roberts practice includes:
§ Psychological evaluation (forensic and clinical)
§ Expert witness testimony (domestic violence, child development, parenting plans, parental undermining)
§ 730 family evaluation (meet all requirements of Rules of Court 5.225 and 5.230) including domestic violence, move-away, child sexual abuse, very young children, parental undermining
§ Special Populations: Bipolar disorder, severe behavior issues, severe mental health issues, special needs children
§ Risk Assessment (suicide risk, domestic violence or child abuse, danger-to-others risk)
§ Extensive experience in assessment and diagnosis
Dr. Roberts was the Crisis Services Mental Health Clinic Supervisor from August 2012 to April 2017 for the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health.
CE Status: Approved for 3 hours CE credits
California Psychological Association (CPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
$60 OCPA Members
There will be NO on site registration due to space being limited. Only advance registration is accepted. Participants who have not taken Part 1 may take Part 2 only, if they so desire, noting that only 3 hours does not fulfill the mandatory training requirement.
Student registration will not be available for this workshop due to limited space. If you are a student and would like to be put on a waitlist, please contact Valeska at firstname.lastname@example.org.