The Call of Darkness:
Managing Suicidality in Clinical Practice
Friday, August 2, 2019
9am - 5pm
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Join Drs. Lawerence Hedges and Bonnie Goldstein for this one day workshop which meets the new requirement for suicide risk assessment and intervention training and ongoing Law & Ethics requirement.
This intermediate to advanced course for mental health professionals begins with the awareness that our ability to predictsuicide is little better than chance and that at present there are no consistently reliable empirically validated treatment techniques to prevent suicide. However, Dr. Hedges will demonstrate that in the past three decades much has been learned about the dynamics of suicide and many promising treatment approaches have been advanced that are slowly yielding clinical as well as empirical results.
Dr. Hedges will present the groundbreaking work on suicidality of Freud, Jung, Menninger and Shneidman as well as the more recent work of Linehan, Kernberg, Joiner and the attachment theorists along with the features in common that these treatment approaches seem to share. He will put forth a Relational Listening approach regarding the origins of suicidality in a relational/developmental context and will consider their implications for treating, and managing suicidality.
During the early afternoon segment of this daylong workshop, Dr. Goldstein will explore the particular challenges therapists face when working with adolescents who are struggling with feelings of hopelessness and despair. She will introduce ways that mental health professionals and clients can understand and use their use their own somatic intelligence in the therapeutic process as a guide for helping to heal the disconnection between body and mind. Through clinical vignettes and short video segments Dr. Goldstein will illustrate treatment through the lens of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology and mind-body awareness.
6 Continuing Education Hours offered to psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, therapists, counselors, nurses, wellness coaches, and other mental health care professionals and community members.
Larry Hedges, Ph.D., Psy.D., ABPP., began seeing patients in 1966 and completed his training in child psychoanalysis in 1973. Since that time his primary occupation has been training andsupervising psychoanalysts and psychotherapists individually and in groups on their most difficult cases. He was the Founding Director of the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute in 1983 where hecontinues to serve as supervising and training analyst. In 2015 Dr. Hedges was distinguished by being awarded honorary membership in the American Psychoanalytic Association for his many contributions to psychoanalysis. ListeningPerspectives.com
Bonnie Goldstein, PhD is Director of Lifespan Psychological Services; Adjunct Professor, USC School of Social Work; co-developer of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute’s Child, Adolescent and Family training; co-editor, Handbook of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment, Vols. I & 11; and co-author of numerous papers integrating Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Embedded Relational Mindfulness in clinical practice. DrBonnieGoldstein.com
Disclosure: The Lifespan Learning Institute and Listening Perspectives have implemented a process where everyone who is in a position to control the content of any educational activity must disclose any potentially relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest. The presenters listed above have been determined to be free of conflict for the purposes of this workshop.
- Define what is meant by “psychache”.
- Describe Joiner’s interpersonal approach to understanding and managing suicide.
- State why reliable suicide research has not been possible.
- Explain the difference between “mourning” and “melancholia”.
- Explain how a “split in the ego” can lead to suicidality.
- State how the attachment-abandonment dynamic can lead to instrumental suicidality.
- State how the connection-withdrawal dynamic can lead to lethal suicidality.
- Explain what can be learned in a “suicide autopsy”.
- List four key elements in documenting suicidality that limit your liability.
- Define what is meant by “telescoped memory”.
- Discuss why so many creative and famous people suicide at the peak of their careers.
- Explain why suicide is thought to be always dyadic despite the appearance of isolation and loneliness.
- Define “suicidal career”.
- State the difference between “a cry for help” and “a cry of pain”.
Continuing Education Credit: We are approved by APA, CAMFT, and CMA to offer Contiinuing Education Credit for our programs. Your eligibility for CE Credit is based solely on the information contained on your sign-in/out form.
This Conference offers 6 CE Hours.
Psychologists (APA): Lifespan Learning Ins;tute is approved by the American Psychological Associa;on to sponsor continuing educa;on for psychologists.
Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this conference and its content. This conference offers up to 6 hours of CE credit.
LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, & LEPs (CAMFT): Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, & LEPs. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (provider # 050085)
Psychiatrists and Physicians (IMQ/CMA): The Lifespan Learning Institute is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide cotinuing medical eductition for physicians.
The Lifespan Learning Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Fee: $190.00 by July 19, $210.00 thereafter
Enroll: Online or by phone: 310.474.2505
Location: The Beverly Hills Womens Club is located at 1700 Chevy Chase Dr, Beverly Hills, 90210 (plenty of free parking).
Lunch: bring your lunch and join us in the spacious gardens at this lovely venue.
Attire: Dress comfortably. If you are sensitive to room climate, consider wearing layers.
Tech Courtesy: Please turn off your phone while in the conference room. NO video and/or audio recording in the workshop room.
Communications: All pre-conference and post-conference communications will be via email. This includes but is not limited to: Registration confirmation, digital syllabus, Evaluations, CE certificates, etc.
Cancellations and Refunds: If Lifespan Learning Institute cancels or postpones a program, a full refund will be issued. If you need to cancel: Cancella;on must be made in writing (by mail or by email) and received in our offices at least 10 days prior to the first date of the program. All cancellations are subject to a 20% cancellation fee. No requests for refund will be honored after July 23, 2018.
Grievance Policy: Lifespan Learning Institute is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the Ethical Principles of the APA, CAMFT, and CMA The full policy and filing procedure are available at LifespanLearn.org
Students with Disabilities: In accordance with the American with Disability Act (ADA), please contact our office (310.474.2505) at least 2 weeks before the program if you need special accommodations.