⭐ 01 October 2024 – How to Reduce Suicide Risk

CPD Event title: How to Reduce Suicide Risk

Brief Description Of Event: Suicide can be a difficult subject to broach and a daunting one to deal with – anyone working with distressed or depressed people wants to keep them safe, to give them the hope they need that circumstances can change for the better, and to provide the skills for coping until that comes about. When people can’t envisage an end to their difficulties, particularly in highly challenging times, a slump into depression can all too quickly spiral down into suicidal thoughts, plans and suicide attempts. The negative trance state of depression itself can beguile people into thinking that there is no other way out of their hopelessness.

Thankfully, there is much we can do to help – as this indepth suicide intervention course shows. Tutor Malcolm Hanson has a wealth of experience at helping seriously distressed people get through difficulties which he draws upon as he takes you clearly through the steps to take when faced with anyone who feels suicidal.  (He worked for 9 years as a psychotherapist in NHS primary care in an area of extreme deprivation, and for many more years since has seen patients referred by GPs, social workers, psychiatrists, police and probation officers for complex issues.) He has successfully helped clients experiencing multiple trauma (including veterans), chronic pain and terminal illness, clients struggling with uncertain asylum status or facing deportation, and also victims of human trafficking – a tragic range of circumstances in which even the most resilient may sometimes sink into despair. His compassion and understanding shine through this course as he shares with you what he has learnt, along with the latest psychiatric research and risk assessment strategies, to give you the knowledge and assurance you need to work confidently and respectfully with clients struggling to find reasons to stay alive.  You will learn how to build in expectation of positive change from the start, have plenty of time to benefit from group discussions and will work through case scenarios with other attendees to help embed your learning.

Learning Objectives: 

What will you learn
  • Deeper insight into the reasons people consider suicide and how to use this knowledge to help them
  • Crucial elements needed to build rapport with suicidal people
  • Warning signs to look out for
  • Understanding how a suicidal impulse can be time-limited
  • How to normalise circumstances safely
  • A model for running therapeutic sessions that best manages suicide risk
  • Ways to use your own demeanour to instil confidence in the person who is feeling suicidal
  • Effective information gathering to challenge unhelpful beliefs
  • What to look for in their answers to your questions
  • How to broach the subject of suicidal thoughts
  • A structure for difficult conversations
  • The ability to reframe unhelpful beliefs
  • Methods of risk assessment that do not risk losing rapport
  • Advances in psychiatric research on suicide risk management and the implications of this for psychotherapy and counselling
  • How to use language of influence
  • Effective means to address beliefs about being a burden
  • How to set realistic and empowering goals
  • How to make best use of the client’s own resources
  • The importance of addressing emotional needs
  • How to create a safety plan
  • Strategies for client safe self-management between sessions
  • The power of guided imagery for working with suicidal clients
  • Powerful insights and hope from real case histories
  • How to take care of yourself – and more…

Course Structure: One day Online Webinar, 09:15am – 4.00pm

Date of event: October 01, 2024

Duration of Event: 1 day

Venue for event: Live Zoom

Name of trainer: Malcolm Hanson

Tel bookings: 01323 811690

Email bookings: 

Website: https://www.humangivens.com/college/how-to-manage-suicide-risk-live-online-training/

Maximum number of participants:

Cost of Course: £125

Cost for NCH members: £112

How to claim discount: Please use discount code NCH10

Additional information/requirements: Human Givens College also provides CPD courses on a wide range of mental healthareas and therapeutic skills, both online and in-person. Topics include, anxiety, selfharm, OCD, suicide prevention, depression, addiction, PTSD, couples therapy and more.

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