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New Insights and Strategies: Crisis Safety Planning with Youth and Teens

Tony L. Sheppard, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
1 Hour 09 Minutes
Sep 10, 2021
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Suicide is a leading cause of death among young people. Assessment, management and treatment are particularly important with those youth who struggle with behavioural health challenges. This recording will offer insights and specific strategies for the practising clinician.



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Tony L. Sheppard, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA, specializes in treating young people suffering from psychiatric issues including self-harm and suicide. A licensed psychologist and certified group psychotherapist, Tony brings over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults to his clinical practice. In addition to his private practice, Groupworks, he has trained hundreds of clinicians, educators, nurses, and physicians across the country in the treatment of self-harm and suicide and is the author of a training curriculum in group psychotherapy.

Tony’s clinical approach draws from interpersonal neurobiology, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and positive psychology. His creative and interactive delivery style will draw you into the dire nature of youth suicide and self-harm and have you leave feeling confident and prepared to handle this most important work.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Tony Sheppard has employment relationships with Groupworks Psychological Services and Spalding University. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Tony Sheppard is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) and American Association of Suicidology (AAS). 

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  1. Assess suicidal behaviour and manage suicide risk in youth.
  2. Construct interventions for youth in building healthy relationships.
  3. Develop skills and interventions to support healthy self-regulation in young clients.


  • Learn effective management of suicidality in youth
  • Employ evidenced-based management of suicide risk in youth
  • Gain insight into relational strengths that help youth
  • Feel more connected develop strategies for developing self-regulation capacities in youth

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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