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Services & Workshops for Practitioners

Practitioners can benefit from many of the services, resources and workshops offered by Suicide Risk Assessment Australia. If you would like SRAA to tailor a program for you, please use the 'request contact' option or give us a call.

SRAA workshops Suicide Risk & Substance Use; Women & Suicide, and; Legal & Ethical Aspects to Suicide Risk Assessment hold the following endorsements or CPD hours;

Australian College of Mental Health Nurses - Level 2 endorsement, 7 CPD hours

Australian Association of Social Workers - 1 Day CPD

Australian Psychological Society - Log according to APS CPD guidelines

 Please note: Learning is maximised for small groups - secure your place now!

 2017 will see the introduction of new workshops 

  • Advanced interview skills for suicide risk assessment
  • Suicide Risk Assessment with Forensic Clients

If you require assistance in working around these issues before this time, consider supervision offered by experienced and qualified SRAA Supervisors. We can also tailor a workshop to your needs.

Legal & Ethical Aspects of Suicide Risk Assessment & Management

A one day workshop for practitioners working with suicidal clients, exploring best practice suicide risk assessment, with a focus on understanding your legal and ethical obligations in the assessment and management process. In addition, consideration will be provided with respect to appropriate case note documentation and some of the concerns highlighted by Coronial Inquests regarding practitioner’s actions.

 

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Managers as Gatekeepers

Gatekeeper training is designed to help you direct, support and “open gates” to treatment or intervention. People in positions of management or supervision are frequently well positioned for such a role. These courses are designed to empower workplace leaders to engage effectively with staff on potentially difficult (and often referral requiring) topics as well as holding knowledge of internal referral options and external providers of support or intervention. 

This workshop can be half day or full day training depending on your need.

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Women and Suicide

This one day workshop is specifically designed for practitioners working with women from a wholistic perspective. It recognises the multiple roles and responsibilities they hold and how external pressures and internal states of distress can escalate to response styles, including suicidal and non-suicidal self injuring behaviours. This workshop discusses best practice approaches to working with suicidality, including a multidisciplinary perspective.

10 APS CPD points available - 8 hours active and 2 hours passive learning (workshop participation, consultation and post-workshop reading)

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Suicide Risk & Substance Use

This one day workshop will empower you with knowledge and skill in understanding risk associated with specific substances in addition to the challenges associated with polysubstance use and the cycle of addiction. It's focus is on identifying and responding effectively to suicide risk in light of substance use specific challenges.

Real case examples are used and a dynamic experience is assured.

This workshop is endorsed by AASW and ACMHN. Co-facilitatored by Carmen and Terrena.

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Foundations of Suicide Risk Assessment

 

This one day workshop equips participants with the core skills in assessing for suicide risk; understanding underlying risk and protective factors, interview style and engagement. With opportunities for practice and reflection, this workshop is ideal for those wanting to revise their existing skill set or practitioners new to frontline mental health. Focusing on two specific assessment protocols allows for easy adaptation to your discipline/role, while also forming foundations for safetly and treatment planning. 

8 APS CPD points available - 8 hours active learning (workshop participation, consultation and post-workshop reading)

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Suicide Risk Assessment for Medico-legal and Forensic Practitioners

This two day workshop is designed for practitioners in medico-legal or forensic settings, who are required to undertake psychological assessments for the purpose of informing civil or crimial proceedings.

To register, you must be a registered Psychologist, with experience administering psychometric tests/tools, including but not limited to personality and suicide specific tools.

Please note, this workshop provides theoretically grounded, evidence based approaches to the assessment and reporting of risk, not risk prediction. Reporting principles include the provision of evidence based recommendations to mitigate risk and support the individual.

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Assessment, Supervision & Consultation Services

Do you need clinical psychological assessments, professional supervision services or a range of consultation services (including policy development, protocol reviews, training and more)?

If so, Carmen and the SRAA team are skilled and experienced. 

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