Buffalo Trauma Training Details

Two-day Workshop: Assessing Lethality

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Dates/Times: Monday, Jul. 8, 2019, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: UB South Campus, Room 214, 3435 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214
Hours: 12.5
CEUs: 12.5
Cost: $235.00
Discount Cost (Trauma Certificate Program participants): $235.00
Lunch Included: Yes
Fulfills Hours in Trauma Certificate Program: Elective

Presenter

Lynda Battaglia

Degrees:
LCSW-R

Bio:
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.

Description

Early bird price is $235 by June 14th; $255 after June 14th. Discount price for our trauma certificate participants and graduates is $235.

Limited to 30 people. 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:
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

Content Level: intermediate

CEUs

NY Social Workers: 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. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 12.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Mental Health Counselors: 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. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 12.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Creative Arts Therapists: 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. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 12.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Marriage and Family Therapists: 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. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 12.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

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

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.

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.