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Best Practices in Suicide-Safer Care

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Monday, September 9th, 2024 9am-11am with Alexi Saldamando

or 
 
Thursday, September 12th, 2024 2pm-4pm with Paige Lorette

Free of Charge

Approved for 2 NYS CE Credits!

This workshop is a graduation requirement for candidates and interns in all programs. Candidates who are not graduating from their training program this year can attend this year, next year, or any other year before graduation. Any candidates who have already taken this workshop have fulfilled the requirement and do not have to take it again.

In this 2-hour workshop, clinicians will learn AIM for Zero, New York State’s model for integrating suicide prevention into behavioral healthcare. Best practices in screening and assessing for suicide risk, interventions for those at risk, and monitoring risk in outpatient settings will be discussed, as well as understanding the impact of one’s own beliefs and feelings about suicide in working with suicidal individuals.

About the Presenters:

Alexi Saldamando
As the Director of Clinical Initiatives for the Office of Mental Health’s Suicide Prevention Center of New York (SPCNY), Alexi leads and helps develop a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives for behavioral healthcare providers across New York State, with the goal of implementing suicide-safer care practices. As a practicing psychotherapist, clinical social worker, and clinical supervisor, Alexi brings his experience to working with providers and behavioral health systems. Before joining SPCNY in 2016 Alexi worked in a variety of clinical settings, including partial hospitalization, substance abuse treatment, and outpatient mental health. He has been involved in suicide prevention for 20 years, starting as a crisis line volunteer at the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center in Los Angeles.

Paige Lorette
Paige has been in the field of mental health for 10 years. After completing a Masters in Counseling and Community Psychology, she worked in prevention with the juvenile justice population and began clinical work as a Functional Family Therapist in Schenectady County. She then moved to an outpatient school-based clinic for elementary-age students in the Saratoga area, and then as the director of an Assertive Community Treatment Team in the capital region, working with adults diagnosed with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness. She started her work with SPCNY as the Training and Postvention Coordinator in the Summer of 2022.

*For extenuating circumstances only we can provide a recording if you are unable to attend the workshop live.

For any questions, please contact Oranda Barnes at AT@icpnyc.org

An important note about CEUs: ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychoanalysts through the New York Department of Education. If your license is from a different state, please contact your state’s licensing board to find out if they will accept CE credits for New York State. If your license is from another state, please enter your license number with your state in parenthesis, ie 54321 (CA).

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Continuing Education Information

 

NYS Continuing Education Information

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 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 psychoanalysts.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the NYS Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education credit for licensed social workers.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 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.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 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.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 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.

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