TIP 50: Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment

Event Type:  General Webinar
Date:  Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 3:00pm (America/New_York)

TIP 50 “Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment” was recently created by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at SAMHSA to provide a practical manual for substance abuse counselors and their supervisors to assess and treat high-risk clients.  The presentation will be interactive, with opportunities  to ask questions. The presentation will be interactive, with opportunities to ask questions.

Event Presenter(s)

Kenneth R. Conner, Psy.D., MPH, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Co-Director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has training in psychology and public health and specialized training in suicide research through a NIMH-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship and a NIAAA-sponsored career development award. His suicide research primarily focuses on alcohol and drug use disorders. He was the Chair of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Treatment panel that developed a Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) for suicide prevention entitled “Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment”, and led the effort to create a VA-sponsored training tape based on the TIP.

Settings:  Substance Abuse Treatment
Strategies:  Treatment