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Painless, Mandatory Suicide Prevention Workshop
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
4199 Campus Drive Room #416
Irvine, CA 92612
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Category: Events


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.



These 2 workshops (total of 6 hours) will suffice to complete the mandatory requirement for licensed psychologists. The first workshop (scheduled on October 5th) 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.




Part 1 will address current research, ethics, case law, and standards of practice; defining risk factors including cultural considerations;  and suicide assessment including interview and assessment instruments.

Part 2 will address managing risk to both clients and to the psychologist; possible interventions including hospitalization, referral, ongoing therapy, and safety planning; and address appropriate and ethical documentation techniques. 



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 6 hours of CE credit (for the 2 workshops) 


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  (for each workshop)

 $120 non-members  (for each workshop)

free for OCPA students



Contact: [email protected]