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September 17, 2021 Free Expo

This Live Expo event has ended. If you were unable to attend, you can still benefit from the content by registering for the online self-study version of two of the sessions.

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Suicide was declared a public health crisis by the U.S. Surgeon General in 1999 and again in 2020.  However, suicide rates have continued to climb over the past two decades by a staggering 35% overall. There are important changes occurring in the national dialog reflective of culture change- but the shedding of stigma must go further to a deepening of mental health literacy. There are several science-informed, evidence-based strategies to reduce suicide risk, both through the public health approach for an entire population, as well as clinical interventions for patient care. As the science of suicide and prevention has been growing rapidly over the past two decades, these prevention strategies and targeted ways to better identify risk must be translated and disseminated for greatest impact. 

In this presentation called “Clinical Strategies for Preventing Suicide” by AFSP Chief Medical Officer Dr. Christine Moutier, participants will learn about the current science, trends in the culture surrounding mental health, and the most current recommendations for assessing suicide risk and applying steps to identify risk and care for patients at risk for suicide. Safety planning, lethal means counseling, communication, and evidence-based treatments will be discussed. The data related to medications will be presented to address the role of medications in suicide preventive care. 

This Course was recorded 9/17/21

  • Develop an understanding of suicide and the public health approach to suicide prevention, including national trends in U.S. such as: broad education and advocacy from stakeholders including loss survivors, attempt survivors, clinicians as advocates and educators
  • Describe the principles of prevention-oriented suicide risk assessment and current evidence-based suicide specific clinical interventions, including: Safety Planning, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and suicide specific psychopharmacology

Christine Moutier, MD

Christine Moutier, MD, serves as chief medical officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and has testified before the U.S. Congress, presented to the White House, and at the National Academy of Sciences. She co-anchored CNN’s Emmy Award winning Finding Hope suicide prevention town hall with Anderson Cooper, and has appeared as an expert in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time magazine, The Economist, The Atlantic, the BBC, CNN, NBC and other print and television outlets.

Since earning her medical degree and training in psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, Moutier has been a practicing psychiatrist, professor of psychiatry, a dean in the UCSD School of Medicine, and medical director of the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at the VA Medical Center in La Jolla, treating diverse patient populations from Asian refugees to veterans to corporate and academic leaders. She also served as co-investigator for the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression study (STAR*D), a large National Institute of Mental Health trial on the treatment of refractory depression.

Dr. Moutier began her work in suicide prevention many years ago after losing physician colleagues to suicide. In addition to advocating for institutional shifts in policies and procedures which normalize help seeking for mental health concerns at individual and institutional levels, Dr. Moutier has been instrumental in highlighting the role of licensing boards in framing questions to focus on competence rather than illness. She is similarly working with other fields such as nursing, veterinary medicine, law enforcement, construction and the entertainment industry to allow all individuals to proactively manage their mental health optimally. 

Moutier has authored articles and book chapters for publications such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Academic Medicine, the American Journal of Psychiatry, the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and Academic Psychiatry. She has a clinical suicide prevention handbook planned for release in early 2021. 

You can follow Dr. Moutier on Twitter at @cmoutierMD.

Credit Hours: This course consists of 1 credit hour.

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2023

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations.  You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credit.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2023

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024

Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 60 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

Online courses are completed by registering, logging in, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), completing all of the modules, completing and passing the post-test, and completing the course evaluation.

Live Webinar courses are completed by registering, logging in to this website, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), attending the full course via webinar, submitting your attendance, and completing the post-test and course evaluation online.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked, but not required, to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can receive your certificate of completion by logging onto this website, navigating to the course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), scroll to the bottom of your course, and click on your certificate to either download it or print it.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

Click here to view our Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a $25 service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

Click here to view our Grievance Policy.

This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.  The course may include required reading.

This program was recorded on March 22, 2021

You have six months to access online courses from the time of purchase.

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Social work is built upon a foundation of social and racial justice yet, many social workers are uncomfortable with this lens and underestimate its necessity in providing effective treatment. The NASW Code of Ethics clearly outlines the importance of uplifting those who are marginalized and oppressed as well as social workers engaging in advocacy efforts to root out oppression and systemic racism. While social workers come from many walks of life and are not monolithic in beliefs and practices, the uniqueness of our professional identity calls us to a higher standard of self and social examination. The social work profession (and other helping professions) have been called to explore our role in both furthering and dismantling systems of harm in better service to our clients and society. Through this workshop, we will explore the history and role of oppression and racism in social work, discuss racial trauma, learn how our individual biases are formed and reinforced through unconscious bias, seek ways to challenge and rewire our beliefs so that we can move beyond hate and towards love for all clients, and finally embrace actionable steps we can take to embody the fullness of our roles.

This course was recorded 9/17/21
  • Explain how internalized beliefs and biases shape treatment agendas, assessment, practice, and advocacy.
  • Describe techniques to rewire unconscious biases in their minds.
  • Explain racial trauma and the social and clinical implications of racial trauma in treatment.

Dr. Claire Green-Forde, LCSW

Dr. Claire J. Green-Forde is an unapologetic social and racial justice advocate who seeks to be an illuminator and agent of change. Dr. Green-Forde is a NY based Licensed Clinical Social Worker and her work and interests focus on the intersectionality of behavioral health, criminal justice, social and racial disparities, trauma, and human development. Dr. Green-Forde firmly believes in the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of wellness and is a strong advocate for holistic and culturally humble practices that consider both a trauma informed and neurobiological lens. She has training and experience in areas including adolescent and adult mental health, policy development, positive youth development, bullying, criminal and juvenile justice, and trauma. Dr. Green-Forde attended SUNY Stony Brook University and received a B.S. in Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health, a B.S. in Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She obtained her Doctorate in Social Work from Capella University. She is involved in, or a member of many community and professional service organizations including Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, and currently serves as the Executive Director for the National Association of Social Workers, New York City Chapter.

Credit Hours: This course consists of 1 credit hour.

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2023

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations.  You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credit.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2023

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024

Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 60 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

Online courses are completed by registering, logging in, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), completing all of the modules, completing and passing the post-test, and completing the course evaluation.

Live Webinar courses are completed by registering, logging in to this website, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), attending the full course via webinar, submitting your attendance, and completing the post-test and course evaluation online.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked, but not required, to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can receive your certificate of completion by logging onto this website, navigating to the course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), scroll to the bottom of your course, and click on your certificate to either download it or print it.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

Click here to view our Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a $25 service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

Click here to view our Grievance Policy.

This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.  The course may include required reading.

This program was recorded on March 22, 2021

You have six months to access online courses from the time of purchase.

Christine Moutier
Dr. Claire Green-Forde
Raymond Barrett

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