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Disarming the Suicidal Mind: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention
Disarming the Suicidal Mind: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention

Where:   FREDERICK, MD

When:  Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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From Triage to Tomorrow
Suicide deaths have increased dramatically in recent years to nearly 40,000 Americans annually, a leap that has been attributed variously to the Great Recession, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and access to guns and prescription pain killers – but what about medical error? Thirty-nine percent of suicide completers have been seen in an ER within the past year (many for mental health complaints and self-harm), while 59% of ER patients with injuries from deliberate self-harm do not receive a psychiatric assessment. Despite these trends, graduate training in assessment of imminent self-harm is often limited, offering little practical experience in counseling labs due to intake policies designed to avoid liability.

This course offers a revealing look inside the complex and rapidly expanding knowledge base concerning the epidemiology of suicide and self-harm, while exploring the most effective measures you can take to save your patients’ lives. Learn to recognize risk factors associated with suicide attempts, as well as long-term and imminent warning signs, and accurately assess self-harm and suicide risk. Discover evidence-based interventions and explore the challenges of treatment across populations, including patients with addictive behaviors. Finally, we will deconstruct the emergency mental health protocols of today and identify common thinking errors leading to diagnostic and intervention mistakes that actually worsen crisis situations.

  • Discuss the rapidly expanding knowledge base concerning the epidemiology of suicide and self-harm


  • Recognize risk factors associated with suicide attempts, as well as long-term and imminent warning signs


  • Describe common assessment and intervention errors that can be lethal


  • Identify ethical issues related to suicidal assessment and involuntary psychiatric commitment


  • Outline comprehensive assessment/intervention strategies


  • Psychiatrists


  • Psychologists


  • Social Workers


  • Counselors


  • Marriage and Family Therapists


  • Psychiatric Nurses


  • Case Managers


  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors


  • Mental Health Administrators


  • Educators


  • Nurse Practitioners

TIM WEBB, MAED, LPC

Tim Webb, MAEd, LPC, is the CEO of the Focus Group, PLLC, which provides clinical training and consultation services to facilities and agencies nationwide. He combines 28 years of experience in the assessment and management of aggressive clients in psychiatric hospitals, residential facilities, emergency departments, walk-in centers, jails, and the community with over 15 years of martial arts experience. 

Mr. Webb is a graduate of both UNC-Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University. He has a Master’s Degree in Counseling, and has provided services as a Clinical Director, Intake Director, Director of Social Services, mobile crisis clinician, and private practitioner. He served on a work group for the North Carolina Crime Commission, and he has been a featured speaker for the NC LPC Conference, NCAMTSO Conference, and NC Juvenile Justice Conference. 

He has been a trainer in the Handle with Care and Crisis Prevention Institute programs and developed the Stay Safe System of non-violent response to aggressive clients in response to the need for a reality-based system utilizing a tiered approach geared to ensuring you go home safe. Having trained over 22,000 human service professionals, Mr. Webb is the author of Focus on Safety: Assessing and Treating Suicidal, Self-Injurious and Violent Clients; Focus on Recovery: Overcoming Addiction; Focus on Healthy Sexuality: Treating Deviant Sexual Interest and Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning Tools.

Mr. Webb is a 2nd degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and Moo Duk Kwan Taekwondo. Currently, he trains at Allen Branch’s Fitness One in Kernersville, NC in both Krav Maga and Kickboxing. Mr. Webb has trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Karate. He has trained with internationally acclaimed champions of kickboxing, martial arts, and boxing. Attendees describe Mr. Webb’s trainings as combining practical, hands-on, cutting-edge concepts with a highly engaging and entertaining style.

Disclosure:
Financial- Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education
Nonfinancial - Training in martial arts with Fitness One owned by Allen Branch, Korea DangSoo Do Association, and Dan Bernardo.

Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
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This course has been approved by Vyne Education, LLC., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 continuing education hours. NAADAC Provider #77600, Vyne Education, LLC. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Content includes elements of one of the NAADAC 8 Counselor Skills Group. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the NAADAC guidelines.


Case Managers
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This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded. The course is approved for 6 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: S00025181 Approval Number: 170000187. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at www.ccmcertification.org.

Chaplains/Clergy: This course is designed to qualify for continuing education hours. Many states do not require pre-approval of continuing education offerings. Please check with your licensing board to determine your specific requirements.

Counselors: West Virginia: This seminar has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling for 6.0 hours of continuing education, this includes 1 hour of LPC Ethics. One Time CE approval number WVBEC-022018 in Fairfax, VA on 02/20/2018, #WVBEC-022118 in Frederick, MD on 02/21/2018, #WVBEC-022218 in Baltimore, MD on 02/22/2018.

Marriage & Family Therapists: This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


Nurse Practitioners
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Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.


Nurses
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Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.


Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.


Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.


Nurses: Iowa
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.


Psychologists
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.


Social Workers
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Vyne Education, LLC. provider #1005, "formerly Cross Country Education" is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1/27/2018-1/27/2021). Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 Ethics continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for social workers.


Educators
This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6 clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional development/continuing education credit.


Ethics
This educational offering is offered for 6 hours of continuing education of which 6 hours includes discussion of ethics issues.


Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

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Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

"Mr. Webb is a wealth of experience: Fantastic!" 
-Stephanie Bayrooti, Social Worker

"Really enjoyed this seminar and would take others offered by this presenter." 
-Kimberly Kish, Clinic Supervisor

"Mr. Webb had a great style and kept people interested." 
-Henry Linden, Social Worker


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