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Suicide & Self-Harm: Stopping the Pain



Your client just revealed that she’s having suicidal thoughts...what do you do?

Does she have a gun? Has she written letters? Picked a location? Have hope something will change and doesn’t want to hurt family and friends?

Asking your client, “where do you hurt?” often reveals the focus of the suicidal intent or the purpose of self-harm behaviors. As a clinician, it’s important to remember that even though you view suicide and self-harm behaviors as dysfunctional and maladaptive, your client views them as purpose-driven means of eliminating or managing unbearable levels of pain. For your client, these behaviors are beneficial, attractive, and helpful.

Even the most seasoned therapists struggle to develop an empathic view of their client’s devastating methods of managing emotional pain. Learning how to help clients discover the sources of their pain and providing them with healthy options for solving and managing these struggles in their lives is the key to hope.

Through case studies observed in his 45 years as a counselor and suicidologist, Jack Klott brings to life the ideas, theories and concepts you need to help your clients:

  • Identify the seven goals of self-harm
  • Implement a risk assessment strategy to determine who presents the highest risk for suicide and self-harm
  • Recognize the profound danger of engaging in “contracts” with your clients
  • Discuss the four essential elements of therapy with suicidal and self-harming clients
  • Understand how “fear of litigation” can severely detract from your ability to help the suicidal population

Watch Jack and learn how to help your clients confront the darkness of suicide and self-harm behaviors.


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.7
Speakers:
Jack Klott
Duration:
6 Hours 13 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
26 Sep, 2018
Product Code:
POS011110
Media Type:
Digital Recordings

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This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD.



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Jack Klott Related seminars and products: 3

MSSA, LCSW, CSWW, Suicidologist


Jack Klott, MSSA, LCSW, CSWW, SUICIDOLOGIST, and national speaker has helped and educated tens of thousands in his 45 years of suicide and self-harm client work. Jack is a 35-year member of the American Association of Suicidology and was a founder of the Michigan Association of Suicidology (where he has been recognized for his contribution to suicide prevention in Michigan).

He authored the national best sellers The Suicide and Homicide Risk Assessment and Prevention Treatment Planner (Wiley, 2004), The Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Planner (Wiley, 2006), and Suicide and Psychological Pain: Prevention That Works (PESI, 2012).

He is a popular and sought after seminar speaker on suicide prevention, motivational interviewing, co-occurring disorders and the DSM®. Attendees rave about his unique teaching gift of weaving expertise, passion and compassion into practical, understandable and usable information.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jack Klott receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing & Media and Wiley & Son Publishing. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Nonfinancial: Jack Klott is a member of the American Association of Suicidology; and the Michigan Association for Suicide Prevention.


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Program Information

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Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Implement a risk assessment strategy that helps clinicians determine which clients present the highest risk for suicide and self-harm.
  2. Analyze the concept of suicide “contracts” and communicate their impacts on clients, clinicians, and clinical vigilance.
  3. Explain how intent differentiates self-mutilation from suicide attempts and accurately identify the one form of self-mutilation that is a warning sign for potential suicide completion.
  4. Implement techniques for effectively intervening in crisis situations and develop a strategy for determining when and how to hospitalize clients.
  5. Articulate the role of addictions in the suicidal and self-mutilating population and employ a multi-faceted therapeutic approach that ensures client safety and addresses treatment of the addiction.
  6. Determine the purpose behind self-injuring behavior and communicate how alternative coping strategies can be introduced in therapy to help clients manage triggering situations without self-harm.

Outline

The Guiding Principles
Research on Suicide and Research Limitations
  • Research on numbers/methods/treatment
  • Limitations of a "psychological autopsy"
  • No causality in research
The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide
Who Is At Risk?
  • Mental Disorders
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Trauma
    • Psychosis
    • Addictions
    • Personality Disorders
    • Other DSM-5® Considerations
  • Social Stress Factors
    • Adults Factors
    • Adolescent Factors
    • Childhood Factors
  • Psychological Vulnerabilities
    • Performance Anxiety
    • Emotional Constriction
    • Defenseless Personality
  • Adaptive Suicide Protectors
  • Maladaptive Suicide Protectors
  • Fueling Emotions to Suicide and Self-Harm
Non Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) – The Self-Harming Population
  • All Behaviors are Purposeful!
  • Relief from:
    • Dissociative Conditions
    • Self-Hate
    • Emotional Constriction
    • Psychosis
    • Anxiety and/or Depression
    • Loneliness, Isolation, Abandonment, Rejection
The Suicidal Population
  • Suicide Rehearsal – The Seventh Goal of NSSI
  • The Ideator
  • Suicide Threats for Secondary Gain
  • The Attempter/Completer
Assessment of Risk
  • When to Hospitalize the Ideator
  • Six Week Warning Signs for the Suicide Completer
  • Six Day Warning Signs for the Suicide Completer
Treatment Considerations for NSSI and Suicidal Populations
  • Identify the Locus of Pain
  • Empathic Regard
  • Provided Alternatives
  • The Role of Motivation
    • Reasons For Living
    • The Continuous Hope Providing Relationship
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship Effectiveness
    • Opening Up Your Emotional Door
  • Emotional Regulation
    • The Safety Plan
    • The Crisis Plan
    • Avoid “Contracts”
The Therapist as A Survivor of Suicide

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 1036

Comments

Ryan W - Washington, District of Columbia

"Great seminar with lots or relevant information"

Beatrice F - MIAMI, Florida

"Excellent course, excellent and knowledgeable presenter. "

Adam D - San Jose, California

"Excellent presentation. I learned a lot and I am very satisfied."

Taylor H - Jacksonville, North Carolina

"I was VERY pleased to see inclusion and for once, accuracy with the Transgender related aspect of presentation! Seldom ever do I see this. 30 yrs working with the TS/IS pop and educating others, this was so AWESOME! Thank you Jack for not omitting the population often left out! "

Barb P - Madison, Wisconsin

"This was by far the best continuing education that I have ever attended. The full discussion of risk, diagnosis, treatment, and clinician self care in a concise manner was appreciated. "

Rachael R - Somerset, Pennsylvania

"EXCELLENT TRAINING!!! exceeded my expectations, presenter was wonderful!!!"

Allison H - River Falls, Wisconsin

"excellent presenter! very useful information."

Carol M - MATHER, California

"Mark was excellent in customer service addressing my need. Jack Klott excellent I learned so much from this course and I took a similar course a few years ago. Highly recommend it."

Marleigh O - Phoenix, Arizona

"This was my first webinar through PESI and it was easy to use and follow along."

Lindsay L - Jackson, Wyoming

"He was excellent! So engaging and knowledgeable and his stories were very helpful! Give him a raise!!!"

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