Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.
Live interactive webinar: Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion by unmuting and directly asking questions or through the chat feature in Zoom.
Co-occurring disorders are increasingly prevalent in the individuals we serve. The treatment landscape is additionally complicated by the interplay of high risk substance use and symptoms of suicidality. This training is for clinicians interested in learning more about risk factors for suicide, accidental overdose, and the co-occurrence of both. Additionally, the training will cover interventions to manage suicidal ideation, collaboratively develop effective safety plans, and implement harm reduction techniques with individuals using substances. Strategies and approaches discussed will take a trauma-informed lens recognizing the importance of safety, choice, and empowerment in this clinical work. Participants will also learn strategies to cope with their own experience of losing a patient to suicide or accidental overdose.
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Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, case managers, and other interested individuals.Customer Service
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Registration open until: 10/27/23
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 Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6
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 Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6
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 Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6
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 Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6
University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, #1773, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/23/2022 - 02/23/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits.
NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 6 hours for CPP & CPS Initial Hours in Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal Hours.
Jennifer Cervi, LCSW, CASAC, is the Clinical Director of Integrated Services at Horizon Health Services in Western New York. Prior to this role, she served as the Clinical Director of Substance Use Disorder Services for Horizon's outpatient substance use disorder (SUD) clinics, Program Director of an outpatient SUD clinic, and as an SUD counselor. Her current work in the field includes clinical supervision, development of clinical programming, facilitation of agency and community training, and individual therapy. Jennifer is a member of the Erie County Mental Health Subcommittee and is involved in several agency initiatives at Horizon aimed at reducing and addressing patient suicide and overdose risk including training clinicians on dual-diagnosis/integrated care, training/implementation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy programming, and training/implementation of harm reduction resources and interventions. Jennifer was previously employed at Child & Adolescent Treatment Services in Buffalo as a Care Coordinator/Intensive Case Manager in the Wraparound program working with children and their families.
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).
- Speakers/headphones/earbuds OR access to a phone to call in to the Zoom room.
Strongly Encouraged Hardware
- Webcam or mobile device with a camera for interacting in course activities.
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)
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For some trainings, the course handouts may not be available until the morning of the program.
No partial credit is given for partial attendance.
Live Online Completion Requirements
In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must complete the following.
Please note all requirements can be found in your UBCE21 portal.
- Attend the entire course. Zoom attendance is used to verify viewing requirements. Zoom can take up to 48 hours to confirm attendance. Participation in small group activities is required.
- Document participation codes and respond to poll questions. Single letter participation codes will be displayed throughout the training. Participants must input the codes in the orange "Evaluation & Certificate" button. Participants must record at least 75% of the codes correctly and participate in at least 75% of the polls.
- After the training, complete the evaluation by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course.
The certificate of completion will be immediately generated in your account upon completion of all course requirements. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account.
Live (In-Person, Online, and Hybrid) Trainings
The cancellation and refund policy below applies to individual courses. If you purchased multiple courses at one time they may be subject to individual processing fees. Participants can make payment or refund inquiries by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone 716-829-5844 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Standard business hours for the Office of Continuing Education are Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm. Any requests made outside of these days and times will default to the next business day.
Up to 3 CEs/Contact Hours
3.25 - 5.75 CEs/Contact Hours
6-11.75 CEs/Contact Hours
12 or more CEs/Contact Hours
Online Self-Study Training
Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. Gift cards expire one (1) year after being issued.
Loyalty Reward Points
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.
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