About the Presenter:
Ann C. Bliss, MA, LCMHC
Ann has served as the executive directer of the Center for Trauma Intervention, LLC, in Portsmouth, NH since 2003. She has been a therapist in private practice since 1982, where she has treated clients who present with a broad spectrum of issues.
Ann has been providing professional training in the areas of trauma, adolescent and adult substance abuse issues, and has been conducting many trainings on suicide awareness and prevention.
Ann is a member of AMHCA, ACA, The Disaster Advisory Board of NH, and has served on boards of multiple non-profit associations.
About the Workshop:
All mental health clinicians, seasoned or not, know that regardless of their client's presenting issue, they must stay focused, mindful, connected to the appropriate modalities of intervention, clear about their own core competencies when taking on a new client and their issues, and functioning within the clinical and ethical boundaries of their professional association. It is a rare clinician, who does not feel intimidated, scared, or vulnerable when working with a suicidal, at risk client. It is during moments in our practice when a client either discloses suicidal intent or behaviorally presents risky, suicidal behavior, that we as clinicians must access specific guidelines which will assist us in making appropriate and comprehensive assessments, diagnoses, and clinical interventions.
Participants will be able understand:
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- The Core Competencies for the Assessment and Management of Individuals at Risk for Suicide.
- The differences between Risk Factors and Warning Signs.
- Up to date Intervention Models for Individuals and Families.
- Case Presentations with an identified at risk client. All participants will be assigned to a "Clinical Team" and given a case to discuss and present to the large group. This will be an opportunity to practice in a safe, supportive environment, where clinicians can apply what they have learned and can share and explore together.
This is a 6 credit CE presentation to all licensed mental health clinicians in New Hampshire. This includes LCMHCs, LICSWs, LPCs, MFTs, and Psychologists.
New Hampshire Mental Health Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2067. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHMHCA is soley responsible for all aspects of the programs.
For guests wishing to register less than two weeks prior to the event, registration is available on our website, or walk-ins are welcome on a first-come-first-served basis.
NHMHCA is an ADA compliant organization. As such, if you require special accommodations, please contact us at least 3 weeks in advance of workshops so that we can try to make accommodations available.