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UPA Suicide Prevention Training

  • 24 Jan 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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

UPA invites ALL mental health professionals to attend at the UPA member pricing of $125 IF you are a member of your professional association.  To receive this special pricing, you must call Teresa Bruce, at 801-410-0337 to register.  There is not a way to register for this special pricing on our website.

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. 

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