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Research and Strategies for Identifying Those At-Risk for Suicide

  • 30 May 2014
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • UNH Professional Development & Training in Manchester 88 Commercial St Manchester, NH 03101

Cost: $149, Lunch Included. Register athttp://learn.unh.edu/training/seminar/spring-2014/190214

Suicide is a leading cause of preventable death among adults and older adults. In this workshop you will learn about the major patterns of suicidal behavior focusing on the biopsychosocial risk factors that increase the probability of suicidal actions and the neuropsychiatric conditions most strongly associated with elevated rates of attempted and completed suicide. For immediate practical application we will review the best practices for history taking, interview strategies and the use of brief screening tests that can assist with the identification of at risk individuals. This workshop will also include discussion of issues that may lead to ethics complaints and malpractice suits against mental health professionals.

Instructor(s)

Jerrold Pollak

Jerrold Pollak, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical and neuropsychology, serves as a coordinator of the Program in Medical and Forensic Neuropsychology at Seacoast Mental Health Center and in the Emergency Service. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a regular contributor to magazines and journals pertaining to mental health care.

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