CBT for Suicide Prevention
Learn CBT techniques to identify risk factors and plan efficient and effective treatment for clients with suicide-related ideation and/or behaviors.
Led by Daniella Cavenagh, PhD, this course will present an evidence-based framework for treating clients who are suicidal. You will learn how to conceptualize suicidal thinking and behavior in the context of the cognitive model, assess suicide risk, and apply CBT techniques specific to the treatment and prevention of suicide.
8:45am – 4:00pm
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All trainees receive a Letter of Workshop Attendance verifying participation in this program.
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Conceptualize suicidal thinking and behavior from a CBT perspective. Identify cognitive risk factors for suicidal behavior. Assess risk of suicidal behavior using a cognitive model. Use cognitive conceptualization to plan treatment. Utilize a cognitive-behavioral protocol for the treatment of suicidality. Apply specific CBT techniques used in the treatment of suicidality. Model a relapse prevention technique for the treatment of suicidality.
This course is appropriate for those with a beginner to intermediate level of knowledge in a mental health or medical field.
A doctorate or master’s degree (or equivalent degree for practitioners outside the US) in a mental health, medical, or related field is required. Participation in our Essentials of CBT online course is recommended, but not required.
There are two hotels within walking distance of the Beck Institute with special rates available. The Hilton City Avenue is directly across the street, and the Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue (formerly the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West) is about a ten-minute walk from Beck Institute. The Courtyard also offers a shuttle to Beck Institute trainees that will take you to and from our office each morning and afternoon.
- Beck, J.S. (2011). Cognitive therapy: Basics and beyond, 2nd Ed. New York: Guilford Press.Brown, G. K., Ten Have, T., Henriques, G. R., Xie, S. X., Hollander, J. E., & Beck, A. T. (2005). Cognitive therapy for the prevention of suicide attempts: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 294, 563 – 570.Wenzel, A., Brown, G. T., & Beck, A. T. (2009). Cognitive therapy for suicidal patients: Scientific and clinical applications. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
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