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Assessing Lethality


Available Dates:

Thu, Jun 18, 2020 - 08:45a to Fri, Jun 19, 2020 - 04:30p EDT - Buffalo, New York

Tag: Multi-Day


Description

Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 8:45 am - 4:30 pm

Friday, June 19, 2020 from 8:45 am - 4:30 pm

This is a skill focused course on how to assess and respond to adults with psychiatric emergencies where there is a risk of lethality (suicidal/ homicidal/self-harm). It will include identification of high risk factors and how to conduct lethality assessments for individuals, including those who are diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness and/or under the influence of substances. Participants will learn the levels of lethality; how to use lethality assessment tools and rating scales; how to complete documentation of services which reflect clinical assessments in accordance with the most current evidence and best practices; how to create an intervention plan for identified lethality, and when it is appropriate in professional social work practice to break confidentiality based on a current lethality assessment.

Learning Objectives: 

 Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify current theory and evidence-based research for lethality assessment including an overview of crisis theory and crisis intervention
  2. Recognize signs and symptoms of lethality high risk factors in adults including consideration of cultural and diversity issues
  3. Complete a basic lethality assessment and intervention plan utilizing social work values and ethics
  4. Review requirements for documentation of services that reflect established guidelines for clinical assessments
  5. Create an intervention plan for identified lethality and define the use of an interdisciplinary treatment approach including a discussion of confidentiality and when it is appropriate to break confidentiality based on the current lethality assessment

Research: Course content reflects empirically supported treatment level 3- refer to web page http://bit.ly/1nKRF3s.      

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addictions professionals, and other interested individuals 

Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


Credits


UB Online Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation Certificate- elective course

12.5  Hours


UB Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling Certificate- elective course

12.5  Hours


UBSW - NYS LCAT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 12.5


UBSW - NYS LMFT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 12.5


UBSW - NYS LMHC CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 12.5


UBSW - NYS LMSW & LCSW CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 12.5


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 12.5 hours for CPP Initial, Section 4; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.



Trainer

Lynda Battaglia Related seminars and products: 1

LCSW


Lynda Battaglia, LCSW, is the Forensic Chief at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, NY. She previously worked as the AOT Program Coordinator for the NYS Office of Mental Health Western Field Office; Forensic Mental Health Specialist at Attica Correctional Facility; and with Emergency Outreach and Trauma Response Services for Crisis Services, Buffalo, New York. Lynda specializes in training on working with forensic populations, lethality assessment, suicide prevention, and mental health services.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

In-Person Trainings – Half and One Day: Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 10 business days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee.

Participants who cancel a half-day training (less than 5 hours) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Participants who cancel a one-day training (5 hours or more) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

In-Person Training – Multi-Day: There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for all multi-day trainings. Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 30 calendar days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit.

Participants who cancel less than 30 calendar days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued with 5 or less business days’ notice before the start of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Online Training: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email and request a refund for an online course.

Gift Cards: Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. Gift cards expire one (1) year after being issued.

Substitute Attendance: If a registered participant is unable to attend a training and would like another individual to attend in their place the Office of Continuing Education must be called or emailed at least one full business day before the training. Substitution decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Late Policy: Participants should plan on arriving prior to the start of the training to allow time for sign-in, registration, and training introductions. Participants arriving 20 minutes or more after the scheduled start time or departing 20 minutes or more prior to the scheduled end time will not receive any Continuing Education Credit and/or certificates associated with the training.  

Check Refunds: Any refund requests for a check payment may take up to 2 – 4 weeks to process. 

UB Cancelled Trainings: If the Office of Continuing Education cancels a training, participants will be notified via email and refunds will be paid in full. Please be aware that if the University at Buffalo is closed the training may still be taking place. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held. 

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841 for cancellations. Thank you.

Location

University at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall

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Hayes Hall, Buffalo, New York 14214, United States

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