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Digital Seminar

What To Do with Suicidal Thoughts That Just Won't Go Away

Kathryn H. Gordon, PhD
1 Hour 03 Minutes
Sep 09, 2021
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Dr. Gordon will share effective methods and approaches for improved efficacy in safety planning with crises orientated clients.  Specific interventions will be presented which are targeted as increasing client coping with emotional pain and distress.  The recording with conclude with strategies for increasing client hope and finding meaning in suffering.



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Kathryn H. Gordon, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and the author of The Suicidal Thoughts Workbook: Cognitive Therapy Skills to Reduce Emotional Pain, Increase Hope, and Prevent Suicide. Prior to working as a therapist, she was a professor for ten years. She was recognized as an Inspiring Teacher for her classes about psychopathology, empirically supported therapy, and cultural diversity. Dr. Gordon is a mental health researcher who has published over eighty scientific articles and book chapters on suicidal behavior, disordered eating, and related topics. She blogs for Psychology Today and shares mental health information through her website,

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Kathryn Gordon has employment relationships with the Center for Bio-Behavioral Research and Sanford Health. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Gordon receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Kathryn Gordon is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy and the American Association of Suicidology.

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  1. Formulate an effective safety plan for clients with suicidal ideation.
  2. Apply therapy tools for helping clients to cope with emotional pain and distress.
  3. Utilize interventions that increase hope and build meaning in the face of suffering.


  • How to effectively safety plan with patients for suicidal crises.
  • Strategies for soothing emotional pain and distress that leads to suicidal thoughts.
  • Therapy tools for building hope and making meaning in the face of suffering.

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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