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WEBA19002 - Assessment and Intervention with Suicidal Clients

Credits: None available.

Standard: $49.00
Members: $29.00


*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate*

John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD, explains and demonstrates his collaborative and research-based approach via an in-depth introduction to issues of suicide. Sommers-Flanagan teaches clinicians how to recognize and address the eight dimensions of suicidality, gain clarity around potential risk, and help professional counselors lay the groundwork for effective intervention.

To get to the member page and get the Promo Code to access the full course, go to https://www.counseling.org/membership/membership-savings/assessment-and-intervention-of-suicidal-clients. ACT NOW: This promo expires December 31, 2019.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the assessment and treatment skills necessary to work compassionately and collaboratively with suicidal clients.
  • Apply the seven clinical tasks and eight dimensions of suicidality in your clinical work with suicidal clients.
  • Incorporate the suicidal client’s culture-bound beliefs and behaviors into your clinical work with them.


Tags: Webinar


  • 1.00 - Clock Hours
  • 1.00 - NBCC
  • 0.00 - CRCC
  • 1.00 - New York Hours
  • 1.00 - Washington Hours

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Teresa Jeffries
9/4/19 6:44 pm

Loved the webinar format and presenter. Excellent, interesting hour. I am having trouble with the Print Certificate function. The certificate doesn't display, only a blank grey screen and nothing presents to print or continue the request to print. I'll check my account next.

Lisa Namm
9/5/19 2:21 pm

Informative demonstration by John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD and probing question by Dr. Yalom. I would also suggest caption for the video and handout would be a plus.

Katie SarverKaveney
9/5/19 5:16 pm

I really liked the format of this. Found it incredibly helpful and will definitely use the information for my own practice.

Judith Sugg
9/5/19 7:59 pm

A transcript would make this much easier

Dan Ng
9/7/19 12:10 am

Great reminder for practitioner to be mindful on client's emotion when addressing their suicidal thought.

Lisa Ortiz
9/7/19 12:20 pm

I think this video of the counseling session provided information relevant to a typical counseling session, for me, this has helped to reinforce the importance of meeting the client where they are at. I also feel more confident in the assessment and intervention of suicidal clients. I especially liked when he asked how she felt on a scale from 0 to 10, this allowed for additional conversation regarding her mood and why she felt that way.

Sarah Tipton
9/15/19 3:13 pm

This was one of the best, if not the best 1 hour CEU I have seen, for the reason that two therapists using reflection within the CEU in a conversational setting is a very effective way to learn and retain information. There was natural repetition and reflection and I found it very easy to follow and easy to remember. Thank you!

Valerie KernLyons
9/17/19 6:04 pm

Wish it was a video file instead of just an mp3 audio file. The pdf was simply screen capture of the people & therefore not helpful.

Jerome Croix
9/20/19 4:57 pm

I am a graduate student, and this platform provided by the ACA allows me to enhance my education outside of the class room. This is my first CE on ACA.com and it was easy to access, and a joy to learn more about our profession.

Roslyn Marcy
9/30/19 10:44 am

As a new clinician, and a first time watcher of the ACA free CE webinar, I thought it was EXCELLENT!!!

Brittany Cephas
4/9/20 2:06 pm

Thank you

Areni Tungoe
4/10/20 2:38 am

Thank you for the offer . Informativet's and a very interesting topic which needs to be dicussed Tthis is my first time in ACA is would like to know if I need to download the files and send you after filling the forms

Jennifer Powell
6/15/20 4:37 pm

Loved the webinar

Judith Counterman
10/16/20 5:29 pm

Very good

Tequila VinsonBogan
10/24/20 9:36 am

This course was very informative. I enjoyed it.

Melissa Madriaga
10/30/20 1:54 pm

This was very informative. I enjoyed

Karen Scott
11/5/20 8:30 pm

The webinar was full of useful information and techniques I can use with Clients.

Rebecca Belton
11/6/20 12:54 pm

Really excellent training and demonstration. This was incredibly helpful.

Cecilia Barber
11/19/20 7:36 pm

I always enjoy watching D. Sommers-Flanagan, his has a very professional, soothing and therapeutic presence. I think it was important to demonstrate the seven clinician tasks to get a better sense of what it is to have a client who is potentially suicidal. I think it was very useful the Rupture and Repair segment as it could easily happen in therapy. Cecilia Barber

LeeAnn Love
12/23/20 6:22 pm

The format was great -- authentic, evidenced based, and clear. A handout or powerpoint with key points would be lovely for visual learners.

Allison Andrews
1/21/21 12:01 pm

As a newly conditional counselor, I really found this webinar helpful. Thank you for taking the time to demonstrate what a therapy session would look like. I enjoyed the mood-rating scale and watching examples of reflection of feeling and pointing out body language. I have recently been more mindful of thanking clients for pointing out things that do not work for them, so the rupture and repair was beneficial to see as this helped normalize the sometimes awkward moments in sessions.

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