Join us September 17, 2021 for a multi-session event from 12 noon - 6:10pm (EST)

FREE Live Webinar Expo featuring three CE training courses and one self-care session

Calling all social workers and related behavioral health professions: you don’t want to miss the FREE nationwide SOCIAL WORKERS APPRECIATION EXPO on September 17, 2021 from 12-6:10 PM EST. Behavioral health organizations have partnered from across the country to let you know how valued you are!

This half-day virtual event features...

--FREE professional development content and up to 4.5 CE hrs
--Surprises for those who attend LIVE
--Relevant, crisis-focused content (including sessions on clinical suicide prevention, racial justice and oppression, and cultural competence & telehealth)
--Expert speakers from multiple disciplines
--An optional interactive self-care session
Earn up to 4.5 CEs

The Social Work Appreciation Expo offers 3 training courses and one self-care session.
Enrollment in the Expo is FREE and includes the opportunity to attend each course and the self-care session.
Behavioral health professionals can earn up to 4.5 CE credits by attending all three training sessions (1.5 CEs per session).
Registrants may choose which session(s) to attend. CEs for each session may only be earned by fully attending and participating (no partial credit).


12-1:30 pm EST: Clinical Strategies for Preventing Suicide

Clinical Strategies for Preventing Suicide


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.

Learning Objectives:
  • 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

Dr. Christine Moutier, MD
Registration ends at midnight the day before a free webinar event.

Enrollment in this event includes access to all three webinars and the self-care session  Attendance is not required for all four events. CEs are only offered for fully attended events.

Enrollment in this Expo does not provide access to the recordings or enrollment in the online self-study courses.

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Christine Moutier

Dr. Christine Moutier

Chief Medical Officer, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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 TimesThe Washington PostTime magazine, The EconomistThe 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 AssociationAcademic 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.

Dr. Claire Green-Forde

Dr. Claire Green-Forde

Executive Director, NASW-NYC Chapter

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.
Raymond Barrett

Raymond J. Barrett

CEO of Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC

Raymond Barrett, CEO, LMHC, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and an expert telemental health consultant/founder of the Telehealth Certification Institute (TCI). A master trainer, Ray has released over 50 high-quality courses for thousands of clinicians and healthcare providers and trained 1,919+ organizations in telehealth.

When Ray’s first clients began asking for sessions over the phone, Ray quickly discovered a knowledge gap in telehealth training. Ray’s inspiration for TCI came from his desire for comprehensive and practical training in telemental health for both himself and fellow clinicians. Ray’s extensive review of telehealth research and literature, along with his virtual counseling, executive coaching, psychiatric assessment, and employee assistance program experience, contributed to his course design.

In a profession known for regulatory pressures, Ray emphasizes ethical telehealth delivery across the board. He continues to see a limited number of private practice clients and rigorously reviews telehealth developments to ensure his courses are up to date and meet industry-best standards.

Ray is committed to cultivating a compassionate, person-centered organization that supports clinicians, patients, and the greater healthcare community.