CDP Presents: Lethal Means Safety Counseling to Reduce Suicide Risk
Webinar

CDP Presents: Lethal Means Safety Counseling to Reduce Suicide Risk


Credit Available - See Credits tab below.

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Category:
Professional Development |  Suicide Prevention
Faculty :
Megan McCarthy
Duration:
90 Minutes
Media Type:
Webinar
License:
Access for event date only.

  • Thu, Sep 27, 2018 - 12:00p to 01:30p EDT


Description

Reducing access to suicide methods that are highly lethal and commonly used is a proven strategy for decreasing suicide rates. While some suicidal crises last a long time, most last minutes to hours. Limiting access to lethal means during periods of crisis can make it more likely that the person will delay or survive a suicide attempt. This course will explain the importance of safely storing lethal means, how to discuss storage options and safety planning with a Veteran in crisis, and tangible options to facilitate lethal means safety such as firearm locking devices, medication disposal kits, and VA resources for both Veterans and their clinicians.
 
Participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the importance of reducing access to suicide methods that are highly lethal and commonly used such as firearms and medications.
  2. Employ motivational interviewing techniques to discuss lethal means storage options and safety planning with Veterans in crisis.
  3. Utilize lethal means safety materials and VA resources during lethal means safety counseling.​

Credits

* CDP Live

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: This activity is designed to qualify for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers and other Mental Health Professionals

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this interactive activity. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.


ADDICTION COUNSELORS

This activity consists of 1.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


ADDICTION COUNSELORS - CONNECTICUT

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 1.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


COUNSELORS

This activity consists of 1.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


COUNSELORS - NEW YORK

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 1.75 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


COUNSELORS - TEXAS

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This course qualifies for 1.5 continuing education credits.


COUNSELORS, MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS AND PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL SPECIALISTS - SOUTH CAROLINA

This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS

This activity consists of 90 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - ILLINOIS

PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 1.5 credits. 


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - NEW YORK

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 1.75 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - TEXAS

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This course qualifies for 1.5 continuing education credits.


NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS (Generic)

This intermediate activity consists of 1.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


PSYCHOLOGISTS

apa

PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS

PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours in participating in this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


SOCIAL WORKERS - ILLINOIS

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 1.5 contact hours.


SOCIAL WORKERS - KANSAS

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 1.5 continuing education hours.


SOCIAL WORKERS - NEW YORK

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0008. This activity will qualify for 1.75 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Expires: .


SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - PENNSYLVANIA

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. This course will qualify for 1.5 credits. Full attendance is required, variable credits may not be awarded per the Pennsylvania State Board.


SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS - CALIFORNIA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #: 2087. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 


Θ OTHER PROFESSIONS

This activity qualifies for 1.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Faculty

Megan McCarthy Related seminars and products: 1

Ph.D., Deputy Director, Suicide Prevention

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Megan McCarthy, Ph.D. As Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Suicide Prevention, Dr. McCarthy’s work focuses on the development of VA’s comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention and on oversight of the office’s day-to-day operations. Dr. McCarthy is also an Assistant Health Sciences Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She received a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, where she studied philosophy and international relations, and a doctorate in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her doctoral internship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and a postdoctoral clinical fellowship specializing in psychotherapy for underserved communities at Harvard Medical School.


 


Financial: Megan McCarthy is employed by US Department of Veterans Affairs.


Non-financial: Megan McCarthy is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Psychotherapy Research, American Association of Suicidology, and Association of VA Psychology Leaders (AVAPL).


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We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call us at 301-816-4775 or mnorgard@deploymentpsych.org

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If you have any issues or concerns, please address those to 301-816-4775 or  Center for Deployment Psychology
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bldg.
 11300-602, Bethesda, MD 20814-4799

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