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Digital Seminar

Suicide and Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents: Assessment Tools and Treatment Approaches to Help Young People Heal

Tony L. Sheppard, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Jul 21, 2020
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Join child and adolescent clinician and suicide/self-harm expert Dr. Tony Sheppard for this compelling 90-minute recording designed to help you identify and intervene when working with young people engaging in self-harm or expressing suicidal ideation.  
You’ll learn:

  • The crucial differences between suicidality and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI)
  • The DO’s and DON’Ts of responding to NSSI and suicidal ideation 
  • How to build a multi-systemic approach for helping young people who are suffering
  • And more!

This training is a must-attend for anyone working with kids and adolescents – purchase today!



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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. Utilize screening and assessment tools to determine which clients or students present the highest risk for suicide.
  2. Appraise the efficacy of utilizing a multi-systemic approach for supporting suicidal and self-harming children and adolescents.
  3. Integrate alternative coping strategies to help self-injuring clients or students manage triggering situations without engaging in self-harm.


Suicide, Suicidality, and Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI):  Separate but Related
Similar concepts but with crucial differences
Why a multi-systemic approach is necessary 
6 key components of treatment


Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI)
Risk factors, course, and types of self-injury
What motivates someone to self-injure?
NSSI screening and assessment tools
4 factor model of NSSI
The do’s and don’ts of NSSI intervention


Suicide and Suicidality
Risk factors and important terminology
Individual and relational factors
Ideation, Plan, Intent, Means
Suicide assessment tools
Safety planning do’s and don’ts

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Educators
  • School Psychologists
  • School Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • School Administrators
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Case Managers
  • Other Helping Professionals Who Work with Children

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