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Refund Policy

  • Full refunds are available for any circumstance until Friday, September 7, 2019. We will not be able to issue refunds after that date due to non-refundable catering, facility, and material costs incurred by the conference.
  • Tickets are non-transferable.
  • Refunds will not be issued for non-attendance.
  • We will notify attendees as immediately as possible if we are forced to cancel courses.
  • All sessions will be listed on our website.
 
2-Day Registration: October 8 & 9
2-Day Registration: October 8 & 9

This is a link to the American Association of Suicidology's web store. Tickets to attend our conference may be purchased via this link. Tickets are $200.

If you have lost someone to suicide you may utilize the promotional code NLTC:LossSurvivor to receive a 50% discount on your ticket.

1-Day Registration: Tuesday, October 8
1-Day Registration: Tuesday, October 8

This ticket is for admission to:

  • Attendance to one day of the conference on Tuesday, October 8 only.
  • A Tuesday evening screening of THE S WORD DOCUMENTARY
  • Lunch on Tuesday, October 8

If you are a survivor of suicide loss, you may apply the promotional code: NLTC:LossSurvivor to receive a 50% discount on conference registration fees.

1-Day Registration: Wednesday, October 9
1-Day Registration: Wednesday, October 9

This ticket is for admission to:

  • Attendance to one day of the conference on Wednesday, October 9 only.
  • A Tuesday evening screening of THE S WORD DOCUMENTARY
  • Lunch on Wednesday, October 9

If you are a survivor of suicide loss, you may apply the promotional code: NLTC:LossSurvivor to receive a 50% discount on conference registration fees.

The S Word - Documentary screening with Director Lisa Klein
The S Word - Documentary screening with Director Lisa Klein

The National LOSS Team Conference focuses on advancing postvention efforts, which take place in the aftermath of a suicide. Conference attendees will be introduced to the Active Postvention Model (APM) developed by Dr. Frank Campbell, and will engage a variety of presentations and sessions that touch upon survivor experiences, systems of support, and healing.

This year's conference will be held at the Visalia Convention Center on October 8 & 9 in Visalia, California.

We are holding a special screening of the award-winning documentary The S Word, with a discussion and Q&A with the film's director Lisa Klein. This event will be held at the Visalia Convention Center in the "Anthem Blue Cross" Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, October 8. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the screening starting at 6:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

If you register for 1-Day or 2-Day conference tickets you do not need to purchase a ticket for The S Word. Admission is included as part of your conference registration. These tickets are for those who would like to participate in this event but are not attending our conference.

Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR): Thursday, October 10
Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR): Thursday, October 10

SOLD OUT

Overview

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals (AMSR) is a one-day training designed for health and behavioral health professionals interested in the latest intersectional suicide care practices. The workshop provides information on assessing suicide risk, planning treatment, and managing the ongoing care of individuals at-risk for suicide.

AMSR is designed for health and behavioral health professionals who have a master’s or doctoral degree in a behavioral health field, including social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurses. It is also appropriate for faith-based leaders, chaplains, and others who help to support those who are suicidal.

The Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk training includes:

  • 6.5 hours of training in a mix of lecture, paired practice, written exercises, and video modeling
  • A participant manual, including information for further reading
  • 6.5 hours of Continuing Education Credits

 

Presenter

Donald P. Belau, Ph.D. LIPC#238, NCSP

Certified School Psychologist with 30+ years of experience in providing students K-12 consultation regarding learning, psychological, and behavioral issues. Able to utilize intellectual achievement, and behavioral assessments to assist in identifying evidence-informed intervention techniques. Adept at being student-focused, and skilled at partnering with multi-disciplinary teams, parents, and others to enhance the learning opportunities for the student Continuing Education Credits.

 

AMSR Curricula

AMSR combines expert teaching, video and live demonstration, paired practice, and written practice. Participants completing the workshop will be able to describe, discuss, demonstrate, and apply learned competencies in five areas of practice that are essential to assessing and managing suicidal patients, as follows:

  • Approaching Your Work: Reconcile the difference and potential conflict between a care-giver’s goal to prevent suicide and an individual’s goal to eliminate psychological pain through suicide
  • Understanding Suicide: Define terminology related to suicidality, become familiar with suicide-related statistics as well as risk and protective factors, and understand the experience of a person at risk
  • Gathering Information: Integrate assessment early on, regardless of setting, and continue to collect assessment information on an ongoing basis
  • Formulating Risk: Using the AMSR risk formulation model, make a clinical judgment of the risk that a client will attempt or complete suicide in the short and long term
  • Planning and Responding: Collaboratively develop a response plan with the individual and other treatment services that includes reasonable, proactive steps for immediate, acute, and continuing safety.

 

Program Objectives

After training, participants will have:

  • Increased knowledge in the following core competencies: maintaining an effective attitude and approach, collecting accurate assessment information, formulating risk, developing a treatment and services plan, and managing care.
  • Increased willingness, confidence, and clarity in working with individuals at risk for suicide.
  • Increased ability to identify how they can better care for individuals at risk for suicide.

 

Continuing Education

The Suicide Prevention Research Center (SPRC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SPRC retains responsibility for this program and its content. SPRC is a NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. This program is approved for 6.5 clock hours. (ACEP # 6581). This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (#886393521-1406) for 6.5 social work continuing education contact hours.