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Exploring Evidenced-Based Therapies for Suicide

About the Course

In this recorded webinar, various treatment approaches will be discussed. We will explore how CBT suicide mode and interventions of cognitive evaluation of unhelpful beliefs can help individuals identify and challenge negative thoughts and beliefs that contribute to suicidal ideation. We will also cover the five DBT skills using mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation which can help individuals cope with intense emotions and manage distressing situations. Additionally, we’ll discuss how ACT principles offer a unique perspective on responding to suicidality, emphasizing the importance of acceptance and values-based living in the face of difficult emotions and experiences. Clinicians will be encouraged to examine their current practices around treating suicidality. Attention will be given to exploring the clinician’s emotional burden in treating suicidal clients, and best practices when a client dies by suicide or is a survivor of suicide. Case vignettes, video clips and discussion will provide learners with an opportunity to practice skills.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Exploring Evidenced-Based Therapies for Suicide created by Diane Bigler, LCSW, LSCSW in 2023.

Publication Date:

1st Edition Aug 2023

Course Material Author

Diane Bigler, LCSW, LSCSW, course creator

Diane Bigler, LCSW, LSCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She has held clinical positions as an outpatient and in-home therapist, and clinical supervisor. Diane was an Adjunct Professor of Social Work for 10 years at The University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare and a Field Liaison and Field Instructor. She has also held administrative positions as a program Director and Coordinator. Diane is a popular local and national trainer on a wide variety of mental health and workplace development topics for clinicians and corporations. Diane is most passionate about providing quality professional development to clinicians, employees, and leaders.

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Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Explore core fundamentals of suicide, including etiology, risk levels, and motivations.
  2. Classify and describe various treatment modalities, including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and ACT as they pertain to managing suicidality.
  3. Explain and describe the recommendations for clinician self-management in the context of client suicide.
  4. Describe two key best practices for managing a client's death by suicide and survivors of suicide loss.

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Course Number 103327
3 CE credit hours
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