Blending Art and Science: Foundations of Suicide Risk Assessment
Dr. Julia L. Whisenhunt, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs, The University of West Georgia
Thursday, March 24, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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In this presentation, participants will learn about assessment tools and procedures used in suicide prevention. We will (a) define suicide and provide relevant statistics, (b) overview established assessment instruments used in suicide risk assessment, (c) discuss less formalized recommendations regarding suicide risk assessment, and (d) summarize ways to apply suicide risk assessment data to clinical practice. Participants should leave this training with an understanding of the foundations of suicide risk assessment.
Participants should be able to do the following after completion of this webinar:
1. Identify at least two established suicide risk assessment instruments;
2. Identify at least four recommendations for suicide risk assessment; and
3. Identify at least four ways to apply suicide risk assessment data to clinical practice.
Julia L. Whisenhunt, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, CPCS, is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs at the University of West Georgia. She is also the Director of Curriculum and Training for suicide prevention for the PREVENT@UWG comprehensive campus suicide prevention program. Dr. Whisenhunt has presented in the areas of self-injury, suicide, creativity in counseling, sandtray therapy, play therapy, post-traumatic growth, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, supervision, and Motivational Interviewing. Her primary research foci are self-injury and suicide. Dr. Whisenhunt has clinical experience working with child, adolescent and adult clients who experience a variety of therapeutic issues ranging from problems of adjustment to active psychosis. She has provided therapeutic intervention in partial hospitalization, school, and college counseling settings. Last fall, Dr. Whisenhunt presented a related CSI webinar called, "A Suicide Prevention Primer for Professional Counselors."
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