Piercing the Darkness
With 71 percent of therapists reporting at least one client who’s 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 workshop 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. You’ll explore:
- How to identify common struggles with relationships, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and toxic thinking that often lead to suicidal ideation, and address them using the CAMS model, which can be applied immediately in any practice
- A toolbox of DBT, CBT, and other interventions focused on helping clients with emotion regulation
- Specific strategies that foster adaptation and resiliency, including somatic resourcing, remembered resources, art, writing, and mindfulness
- How to “walk alongside” survivors to instill hope and help them move forward
Rita Schulte, LPC, is the author of Shattered: Finding Hope and Healing through the Losses of Life and Think This Not That: How to Eliminate Toxic Thinking and Rewire Your Brain. She’s written for numerous publications and hosts a Virtual Online Counseling Center.