Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

LA-CAMFT Suicide Prevention: A BBS-Required, 6-Hour Training for Psychotherapists in Client Assessment, Intervention and Follow-Up.

  • 11/15/2020
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Online Via Zoom


  • LA-CAMFT Members (Login Required)
  • Other CAMFT Chapter Members (Must enter name of chapter)
  • Registration for prelicensed members
  • Non-Members

Registration is closed

LA-CAMFT Presents
an Online Suicide Prevention Workshop

Sunday, November 15, 2020
9:00 am-3:30 pm

Online Via Zoom

6.0 CEUs

LA-CAMFT Suicide Prevention:
A BBS-Required, 6-Hour Training for Psychotherapists
in Client Assessment, Intervention and Follow-Up

Curt Widhalm, LMFT

Therapists will encounter clients who express suicidal ideation and attempt acts of suicide at some point or another in their career. This course will cover risk factors, suicidal treatment plans and interventions, cultural considerations, and legal and ethical obligations for therapists in navigating these situations. Current research will be discussed on the efficacy of standard best practice assessments and interventions, ranging from intake assessments to post-crisis follow-up.

Learning Objectives:
After the workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Describe four preventive factors for suicide
  2. Identify four risk factors for suicide
  3. Identify 3 legal and ethical responsibilities when clients present with suicidal ideation
  4. List the 8 phases in the continuum of suicidal ideation
  5. Develop a comprehensive 5-point safety plan.

    Curt Widhalm, LMFT practices in West LA & Encino working with adolescents and certified in EMDR. Curt is on the CAMFT Ethics Committee, an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University and lecturer at California State University Northridge, co-host of The Modern Therapist’s Survival Guide podcast, and co-founder of the Therapy Reimagined Conference.

    For more information, contact Darlene Basch at membershipchair@lacamft.org.

    Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

    Event Details: 
    Sunday, November 15, 2020, 9:00 am-3:30 pm

    Online Via Zoom
    Zoom link will be emailed to you 2 days before the Event
    (To be sure you receive the Zoom link prior to the event, please add membershipchair@lacamft.org
     to your known contacts or safe list and check your bulk, junk or promotions mailboxes.)

    $85 for LA-CAMFT Members
    Other CAMFT Chapter Members
    $65 for Prelicensed
    $105 for Non-Members

    6.0 CEUs provided

    Online Registration CLOSES Saturday, November 14th at 11 pm.
    Time of Online Check-In: 8:15am.

    Register Online today for a Quick & Easy Check-In.

    CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

    To receive CE certificate: Participants must sign in/sign out and must complete an evaluation form upon course completion. *For a Course Schedule or for anyone requiring accommodations for special needs please contact Course Organizer, Darlene Basch at membershipchair@lacamft.org.

    Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Darlene Basch at membershipchair@lacamft.org.

    Accommodations for Special Needs: Darlene Basch at membershipchair@lacamft.org.

    Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

    Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software