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What a true find Skyland Trail has been...Please continue offering as many CEU courses as possible. I will attend every one as Skyland Trail makes taking continuing education actually a fun experience.

– Patricia Z., MS, LPC

Continuing Education Workshops

Two presentations: Addiction and Suicidal Behaviors

Start Date/Time:
Friday, February 21, 2014 8:30 AM
End Date/Time:
Friday, February 21, 2014 4:00 PM

Pre-Registration required by February 14.
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Join us for an educational workshop presented in partnership by Skyland Trail and Menninger.

Cooper Hotel, Conference Center & Spa
12230 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75230ADA: 
If you require special accommodations, please contact Beverly Wilson at 972-490-9174.

PARTICIPANT FEE $35 (due at pre-registration. Please Note: our policy does not allow for cancellations or refunds)

Lunch Provided 

Please plan to arrive at 8:15 a.m. for registration and check-in.

Message In a (Pill) Bottle: Better understanding suicidal and parasuicidal behaviors 
Raymond Kotwicki, MD, MPH 

Ray Kotwicki is the Chief Medical Officer for Skyland Trail and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine as well as Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health. 

At the conclusion of this interactive workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast suicidal and parasuicidal behaviors, focusing on the likely motivations for each
  • Explore the epidemiology of suicidal and parasuicidal behaviors within the United States, as well as risk and protective factors that mitigate suicide completions
  • Consider modifiable and non-modifiable risk and protective factors in treatment planning for patients with suicidal and /or parasuicidal behaviors, and underscore the importance of community support in preventing suicides
  • Identify important clinical and pharmacological interventions used to respond to the behaviors

Relieving "Psychache": Group and Individual Interventions for Suicidal IndividualsMichael Groat, Ph.D., M.S.

Michael Groat is an Assistant Professor at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, and the Director of the Division of Adult Services & Senior Psychologist at The Menninger Clinic.

At the conclusion of this interactive workshop, participants should be able to:
  • Distinguish between risk factors and warning signs, and how assessing suicidal risk has changed
  • Identify the significance of developing suicide resilience as a focus of treatment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key elements in addressing the drivers of suicidality
  • State the role group and individual interventions can play in fostering resilience among suicidal patients, and the emerging research data on this modality's effectiveness
  • Demonstrate practical understanding of how clinicians can address suicidal despair in daily practice

Pre-Registration required by February 14.
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Continuing education for this event is sponsored by The Institute for Continuing Education.  The program offers 5 contact hours, with full attendance required. CE applications will be available on site. There is no additional fee for receiving CE credit. If you have questions regarding CE credit, please contact The Institute at: instconted@aol.com. Credit is offered for:  psychology (APA); social work (ASWB Provider 1007); Counseling (NBCC provider 5643); MFT (TX Board MFT provider 177);  drug-alcohol (NAADAC provider 00243).

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