With 71 percent of therapists reporting at least one client whose attempted suicide, helping people teetering on the precarious edge of suicidal ideation is one of the most important and scariest aspects of our work. This recording will give you a comprehensive road map for navigating assessment, treatment, and management for those at risk for suicide, as well as how to nurture a survivor’s potential for healing and resilience.
Rita Schulte is a licensed professional board-certified counselor. She received her B.S. in psychology and a master's degree in counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Rita has a private practice in Fairfax where she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety/depressive disorders as well as grief, loss, and trauma. In April 2011, she launched Heartline Podcast where she talks with top leaders in the Christian counseling and literary world about cutting edge issues affecting the hearts and lives of people today. She also airs a 1-minute devotional spot Consider This coming to KLZ radio this fall. She is the author of several books: Shattered: Finding Hope and Healing through the losses of Life, Imposter, Think This not That and forthcoming in 2021, Surviving Suicide Loss: Making Your Way Beyond the Ruins (Moody Publishers). Rita is a speaker for PESI, ACA, AACC, and many other organizations.
Financial: Rita Schulte receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Rita Schulte is a member of the American Counseling Association and National Board of Certified Counselors.
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- Assess current statistics on suicide and identify signs and symptoms that indicate suicidal ideation.
- Analyze the CAMS Model for suicidality as it relates to clinical practice.
- Apply DBT, CBT, and other interventions to help clients emotionally regulate.
- Determine the clinical implications of specific strategies that foster adaptation and resiliency, including somatic resourcing, remembered resources, art, writing, and mindfulness.
- Differentiate common emotional and spiritual issues that survivors of complex trauma face, and discuss evidence-based strategies to help them rediscover personal strengths and the resiliency to move forward.
Piercing the Darkness: Assessment, Treatment, and Management of Suicide Risk
Explore current statistics on suicide and identify signs and symptoms that indicate suicidal ideation
Explore the 3 Areas of Impact Vulnerability for Suicide
- Drawing from news and media clips, see how suicide is on the rise for not only the elderly but for the nation’s youth
- Become aware of the current statistics on suicide
- Identify warning signs
- Identify environmental factors as well as genetic predispositions
- Understand how stigma affects clients
- The neurobiology of the traumatized brain
- How to Calm the Overactive Brain of your Client
- Affect Regulation skills
- Mindfulness techniques and the Art of Noticing
- Grounding techniques
Existential Shattering: Crisis of belief
Explore the concept of Alongside
- Meaning making—Can they make sense of their story?
- Can they find bigger plan or purpose?
- How does shame affect the way the client lives?
- In what story is the client living? What conclusions has client drawn about the self?
Explore DBT, CBT and other interventions to help clients emotionally regulate
- Cultivate social engagement and connection
- Using Story and Metaphor (Narrative Therapy)
- Learn how to use Presence, Patience and Planting Seeds
Explore the CAMS Model for suicidality
- Mindfulness: being self -aware and learning to exhibit impulse control
- Distress Tolerance: Learning to handle stressful emotions
- Emotional Regulation
- CBT—use Dysfunctional Thought Record/Beck Depression Inventory/Assess Client self-talk
- Identify irrational beliefs
- 5 R’s
Learn tools to help clients become more resilient
- Explore the 5 stages of the CAMS model for treating suicidality
- Be able to identify primary and secondary suicide drivers
- Help clients enlarge their world with the PIE of life
Explore a list of specific strategies that foster adaptation and resiliency, including somatic resourcing, remembered resources, art, writing and mindfulness
- Explore the concept of resiliency
- Learn 3 keys to Self-Compassion
- Art therapy
- Somatic Resourcing
- Remembered Resource
- Alternate Nostril Breathing
- Jar of Grief
- Addiction Counsellors
- Social Workers
- Marriage & Family Therapists
- Other Behavioural Health Professionals