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Suicide is a serious mental health concern that continues to warrant increased attention from counselors, counselor supervisors, and counselors-in-training (CIT). The purpose of this webinar is to address how counselors can become comfortable intervening with suicidal clients by extending suicide intervention training beyond the classroom using Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

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When: Thursday, November 29, 2018
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Beyond a Basic Assessment and Referral: Thoughts on Suicide Intervention

Nikki Elston, Ph.D., LPC-GA, NCC
Teaching Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Thursday, November 29, 2018
2:00-3:00 PM EST

Suicide is a serious mental health concern that continues to warrant increased attention from counselors, counselor supervisors,  and counselors-in-training (CIT).  A brief glance at recent newspaper headlines, magazine articles, and social media also remind us that anyone is susceptible to suicide.  Research has shown that CIT often feel underprepared and overwhelmed when interacting with suicidal clients. Therefore we need to consider the fact that counselor trainees may not get sufficient suicide intervention skills in their programs, may not be aware of the signs of suicide, and may not be equipped to respond when faced with someone considering suicide.   The purpose of this webinar is to address how counselors can become comfortable intervening with suicidal clients by extending suicide intervention training beyond the classroom using Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). 

Learning Objectives:

1. Highlight the most recent suicide statistics.
2. Review common suicide intervention, prevention models, assessments, and acronyms used in counseling and address why these may not be sufficient for professionals.
3. Participants will be able to see differences between ASIST trained versus non-ASIST trained counselors-in-training using data from the presenter’s research.
4. Explore the necessity of additional suicide intervention training in counseling programs.
5. Explore the benefit and necessity of supervisors being more formally trained in suicide intervention so they can better help CIT.

Nikki Elston, Ph.D., LPC-GA, NCC, is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University. She holds a master’s degree in college student development and has worked in higher education for 18 years, counseling and advising college students in numerous settings. She earned her doctorate in Counselor Education and Practice at Georgia State University with a cognate in student health and disability. Her clinical experience includes working in a college counseling center, as well as a community agency that primarily served individual with chronic health issues. Her research interests include the use of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in clinical settings and counselor-in-training skill development. She is an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trainer.

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If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for an NBCC-approved clock hour as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event.

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Views expressed by presenters and participants during the webinars and in webinar PowerPoints and other handouts do not necessarily represent the views of Chi Sigma Iota International.

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