With about 23 completed suicides and almost 460 attempted suicides every day in South Africa, suicide is an epidemic. All individuals, especially those who are in the helping professions and those who work closely with people, should become equipped to be able to identify when a person may be suicidal, how to assist that person to access resources and help, as well as to feel equipped to work with this person in an effective therapeutic process.
No one therapist can say, “I don’t work with suicide!” If we do say this, then we are probably in denial or naïve, as everyone walking into our practice with a problem is a potential suicide. Very few training programmes offer extensive training in working with suicidality. Attend this three-day workshop in understanding suicide and suicide intervention to be equipped to effectively work with individuals who are suicidal, as well as their families. Synopsis of training programme:
• Understanding our beliefs and values in respect of suicide
• Understanding Suicide
• SafeTALK – becoming suicide alert: Identifying the warning signs of depression and suicidality as well as becoming aware of how to keep the person with thoughts of suicide safe
• Why do people miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide?
• Suicide Risk Management: becoming a suicide expert
• Suicide Intervention model
• Effective counselling skills
• Legalities and legal implications in respect of suicide
• Ethical issues in respect of suicide
• After the suicide – helping those left behind
NB: The attainment of CEUs or CPD points does not license any professional to practise outside of their scope or competency. CPD training is intended to broaden the knowledge of professionals and does not constitute professional training. The responsibility to practise within their relevant scope remains with the professional, regardless of what CPD training they attend.