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Suicide Prevention Training

  • 24 Jan 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Suicide Prevention Training: An Update on Assessment, Intervention, & Postvention

January 24, 2020 Registration: 8:30 AM

WORKSHOP: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Huntsman Education Center – LDS Hospital – C Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

PRESENTER: Nancy A. Piotrowski, Ph.D

PRESENTER BIO: Nancy A. Piotrowski, Ph.D., MAC is a psychologist licensed in California (PSY14524) and a master addiction counselor. She has worked in the area of suicide prevention and postvention for over 25 years in varied roles such as community hotline volunteer, clinician, researcher, and expert evaluator. She is certified as a Psychological Autopsy Investigator by the American Association of Suicidology and serves as Lead Faculty in Addiction Psychology at Capella University. She also teaches for University of California, Berkeley Extension, as well as other San Francisco Bay Area universities. Dr. Piotrowski is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and named 2016 Advocate of the Year by the APA Practice Organization as a Federal Advocate working to mental health care access and addiction parity, among other community contributions. She maintains a private consultation practice in addition to teaching and research on clinical and prevention topics in psychology. She has over 150 published items in the areas of psychology, advocacy, and public health.


 Suicide is a preventable public health problem and psychologists and other mental health professionals have a role in prevention. This training will familiarize attendees with important terms, screening and assessment methods, and prevention approaches. Emphasis will be placed on identifying practical tools for use in different settings and circumstances, as well as with different populations. Models for prevention, as well as postvention strategies and professional self-care will be addressed through lecture, video, case presentation, and small group discussion. A suggested reading list will be provided, along with other resource material. 


 By attending this educational event, participants will be able to:

1. Differentiate among key terms related to suicidal behavior;

2. Identify suicide risk screening/assessment methods by setting, circumstance, population;

3. Formulate strategies for intervening upon suicidal behavior;

4. Plan valuable postvention strategies;

5. Describe self-care strategies for professionals working with populations at risk for suicide.


9:00-10:30 Introduction to self-knowledge on suicide, terms, theories of risk, statistics, and screening in varied settings and circumstances

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Screening and assessment with varied populations; formulating intervention – intervention theories

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:15 Intervention strategies, methods and data

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-4:00 Postvention strategies – methods and data; self-care for professionals;

evaluations; additional Q &A

How to Register:

Visit www.utpsych.org


Call Teresa Bruce, Executive Director – 801-410-0337



UPA Members: $125 before January 17, 2020 - $150 AFTER January 17, 2020

NON UPA Member: $225 before January 17, 2020 - $250 AFTER January 17, 2020

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