Clinical & Ethical Issues in Managing Suicide Risk in Substance Users

Saturday, November 19th, 2022

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST

Cost: $47

Live & Interactive Zoom Webinar!

Presentation Slides PDF Included!

Provides for 3 hours of Substance-Specific ETHICS/EBT/PSY Training.

This course is designed for Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists.

Course Level: The course was developed for social workers, addiction professionals, and other mental health professionals at all the beginning, intermediate, and advanced practice levels.

NCASPPB Approved for up to 3 hours of continuing education SS ETHICS/EBT/PSY.

NBCC ACEP # 7091, CE Training Workshops has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #7091. Programs that do not qualify are clearly identified. CE Training Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. CE Training Workshops designates this continuing education activity for 3 continuing education hours in ETHICS.

CE Training Workshops LLC, #1770, 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. CE Training Workshops LLC maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 08/02/2022 – 08/02/2023.   Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits in ETHICS.

Did You Know? Suicide is a leading cause of death among people who abuse alcohol and drugs. Compared to the general population, individuals treated for alcohol abuse or dependence are at about 10 times greater risk of eventually dying by suicide compared with the general population, and people who inject drugs are at about 14 times greater risk for eventual suicide. There are many complicated ethical issues related to working with suicidal clients experiencing a substance use disorder. In this webinar, we will discuss various concerns such as providing sufficient informed consent, performing competent assessments of suicidal risk, and using empirically supported treatments/interventions.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

Identify risk and protective factors for suicide that are either specific to or more prevalent for substance users.

Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ethical assessment and treatment of substance users.

Demonstrate how evidence-based strategies can be used to more effectively assess risk and manage suicidal behavior in a clinical setting.

Meet Your Facilitator

This webinar is led by Shannon McCabe, MA, LCAS, CCS, CCJP, CPS who is a multi-discipline masters level professional. Shannon is a Durham native. Her undergraduate degrees are in sociology and criminal justice. Shannon also has her MA in Forensic Psychology as well as a graduate certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling.  She started her career in education and worked for many years with gang-involved youth. Shannon also provides Clinical Supervision for aspiring Alcohol & Addiction Counselors and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists.

After transitioning from education to full-time mental health, Shannon spent many years working with adolescents and adults struggling with severe and persistent mental illness, and/or substance use disorder, and chronic homelessness. Shannon offers over 20 years of experience working with these vulnerable populations. Shannon also believes in and strongly supports harm reduction initiatives as well as being an ally in the fight to ensure that our most vulnerable populations are treated with dignity and respect in their journey in recovery.

In her spare time, Shannon rehabilitates wildlife and believes strongly in the healing impact of animals in the therapeutic setting.


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