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Brown Bag Series: Understanding, Managing & Treating Chronic Suicidality

  • 22 Jul 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online: zoom link will be sent the day previous
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Understanding, Managing & Treating Chronic Suicidality

We will hear from our very own Anna Lieber, LCMHC, NCC, CCMHC. Anna serves as our current president of the Utah Mental Health Counselors Association. 

Course Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of why individuals have chronic suicidal thoughts/intent
  • Learn how to empathize with the suicidal wish while simultaneously instilling hope for change
  • Assessing suicidal risk with chronically suicidal clients 
  • Learn alternatives to hospitalization and how to identify when hospitalization is necessary 
  • Learn skills to manage our own emotions when our clients want to die

Anna Lieber serves as our current President of UMHCA. Anna Lieber has over 20 years of experience in behavioral health and is the current Director of Clinical Services at Salt Lake Behavioral Health, an adjunct professor in the Master of Counseling program at Westminster, and a board member of UMHCA. Anna is a Nationally Certified Counselor and has an extensive history working in crisis intervention, psychotherapy, and case management. Anna's clinical interests are in adolescent/childhood mental health, attachment, personality disorders, trauma/PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorders, suicide prevention, and addiction. Anna's favorite part of her current work is clinical supervision, providing clinical trainings, and program development. She loves to read all genres and spends most of her time working, reading, cooking and camping (when it's not winter). Her husband and dogs enjoy the camping and cooking but miss her when she works too much.


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