Painless, Mandatory, Suicide Prevention Workshop
Kristina Roberts PhD, QME
Part 1 of 2
(Part 2 is scheduled for October 26, 2019)
Best practice suicide assessment and intervention has changed over the years, at great risk to psychologists who are not familiar with the current standards of care, research, and case law. Recent case law as well as current research has re-defined the psychologist’s responsibility and the “standard of care” in assessment, intervention, and mandatory reporting when it comes to issues of suicide.
This is the first of 2 workshops (total of 6 hours) that will suffice to complete the mandatory requirement for licensed psychologists. This first workshop will discuss demographics, intervention strategies, useful and weak techniques used by clinicians. The second workshop (scheduled on October 26th) will discuss what clinicians might do that is effective and 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: Under review with CPA 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.
$90 OCPA Members
free for OCPA students