Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

LA-CAMFT Suicide Prevention, Risk Assessment and Management Workshop

  • 11/07/2021
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Online Via Zoom


  • LA-CAMFT Members
  • Other CAMFT Chapter Members
  • CSCSW Members
  • Associates, Students and Trainees of LA-CAMFT
  • Non-Members
  • No Charge Registration


Suicide Prevention, Risk Assessment and Management Workshop

(This will be the last time LA-CAMFT offers this BBS-required training)

Sunday, November 7, 2021
9:00 am - 3:30 pm PT

6 CEUs

(Meets BBS requirement for 6 CEUs in Suicide Assessment Training)

Online Via Zoom

Sponsored by

Suicide Prevention, Risk Assessment, & Management:
Clinical Challenges & Opportunities
(Meets the BBS 6-Hour Requirement)

Dr. Mekel Harris, Ph.D., NCSP, PMH-C
Online via Zoom

Suicide represents the 10th leading cause of death among Americans, creating a ripple effect within families, communities, and society-at-large. Its complexities result in both clinicians and lay persons facing difficulties assimilating and implementing best practice approaches towards suicide prevention and intervention. This 6-hour presentation will explore contemporary data, with regard to suicide, as well as denote core aspects of suicide prevention, suicide risk assessment, and evidence-based treatment approaches.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this 6-hour training, attendees will be able to

  1. Describe current research findings surrounding suicide
  2. Identify at least four risk factors for suicide based on current research
  3. Name at least four preventive factors for suicide based on current research
  4. Identify one or more current assessment tools for clients who present with suicide risk
  5. Create a safety plan with a client who presents with suicide risk

About Dr. Mekel Harris
Mekel Harris, Ph.D., NCSP, PMH-Cserves in private practice, as well as offers training/education, consultative, and supervisory services to several organizations throughout the country. Pre- and post-doctorally trained at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Harris specializes in coping with and adjustment to acute and chronic illness, grief and loss, and health-related trauma. Dr. Harris has presented at over 30 domestic and international conferences, focused on pediatric, family, and community health issues, including suicide prevention. She is a TEDx speaker, blogger, magazine and podcast contributor, and author. 

For more information, contact Di Wilson.

Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

Event Details: 
Sunday, November 7, 2021, 9:00 am-3:30 pm PT
8:30-9:00: Check-In (includes 30-minute lunch break)
9:00 am: Meeting Begins
3:30 pm: Meeting Ends

Online Via Zoom

Your registration confirmation email will include the Zoom link and instructions for accessing the event.

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$85 for LA-CAMFT Members
Other CAMFT Chapter Members
CSCSW Members
$50 for Associates, Students and Trainees of LA-CAMFT
$100 for Non-Members

6 CEUs provided

Registration CLOSES Saturday, November 6th at 10 pm.

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

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 6 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.

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 Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@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.

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