When your client expresses a desire to die, it’s not enough to assess suicide risk and make a safety plan. You also need to help the person want to live. How can you facilitate such a critical shift amid feelings of dangerous despair? Drawing from evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavior, mindfulness, and acceptance therapies, this workshop will cover techniques for generating hope, healing, and reasons for living. You’ll explore how to:
Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, is an associate professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and a psychotherapist in private practice. She’s the author of Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for Professionals and created the website Speaking of Suicide.