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AMSR: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
EST
Format 
Face-to-face
Description 

Suicidal behavior is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Over 30,000 people die by suicide each year, the equivalent of one major airliner filled with passengers crashing every two days. Hundreds of thousands of people are treated in hospital emergency departments each year following a suicide attempt. A significant proportion of people who die by suicide have had recent contact with a mental health professional. However, many providers are inadequately trained to assess, treat, and manage suicidal patients or clients. Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk was designed to address that training gap. It teaches essential core competencies that meet the needs of an entire spectrum of mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed counselors, social workers, and employee assistance professionals.

Sponsors 
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Event Contact
Julie Geddes
(405) 522-3835
Location 
Shepherd Mall -Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Oklahoma City, OK