The Art and Science of Assessing Suicide Risk: Practical Tools for Clinicians
This session will highlight best practices and evidence-driven approaches in completing an accurate suicide assessment. We will discuss the specific components necessary for the detection, prediction and management of suicidality, including the identification of critical risk factors, protective factors and warning signs. The talk will address the differences between real suicidal intent, stated intent, reflected intent and withheld intent. The lecture will also review several cardinal medical/ethical principals that shape effective clinical approaches to the care of patients at high risk for suicide.
Kenna Sullivan, LICSW is an Assistant Director of Field Education here at the BCSSW. She is also a Psychiatric Consult Emergency Services Clinician at University Counseling Services at both Boston College and Berklee College of Music. Kenna has worked for over 30 years in Psychiatric and Medical Emergency Services delivery in Emergency Rooms throughout Greater Boston. She has worked with the Disaster Mental Health Team at the American Red Cross and has responded to numerous aviation disasters, natural disasters and other incidents of mass trauma in both the United States and Canada.
When: Thursday, February 21, 12:30 pm–2 pm EST
Where: Boston College, McGuinn Hall 521
Sponsored by: Health and Mental Health Concentration
Thursday, February 21 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm
McGuinn Hall, 521
Boston College, 140 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA