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Risky Business: The art of assessing suicide risk and imminent danger - Gis...

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Emerald Hotel Gisborne

13 Gladstone Road

Gisborne, Gisborne 4010

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A key aspect of suicide prevention is suicide risk assessment and there are numerous screening tools and risk assessment training available. Undertaking a risk assessment is not without its complexities. One size does not fit all and that assessing suicide risk is not just a matter of asking a series of questions. Factors such as nuance, context, culture, gender, socio-economic background, therapeutic relationship all impact on the assessment process and the outcomes. It is essential that all these factors are taken into account when screening for suicide risk and imminent danger.

While risk assessment factors are covered in the workshop, the main emphasis is on providing the opportunity for participants to:

  • learn about undertaking risk assessment, especially in different cultural contexts,

  • develop understanding of:

    • the relative value of different aspects of the assessment process,
    • the alarm bells that should trigger further investigation,
    • responses that indicate imminent danger.
  • reflect on how best to incorporate effective assessment processes into their current scope of practice or work contexts.

This workshop would be useful as both an introductory or a refresher for mental health clinicians; primary health clinicians; mental health support workers; counsellors and therapists in private practice; school counsellors; frontline health, social service and community workers.

Topics covered:

  • Overview of the phenomenon of suicide and the 'suicidal moment'

  • What is meant by suicide risk? - Predisposing, Precipitating and Perpetuating Risk Factors

  • The art of suicide risk assessment: The critical role of the human interaction and empathetic listening

  • A holistic approach to assessment - taking into account physical, emotional, cultural, socio-economic, and spiritual factors or influencers,

  • The context of risk – understanding the suicidal narrative and contextualising the suicidal thought or act

  • Asking the question to get the answer – Integrating assessment questions into a counselling/support context

  • Discussing suicide with a client and making sense of his narrative

  • Imminent danger? – moving beyond assessing risk to assessing protective factors

  • Coping vs Safety Planning


Custodians of Hope: Supporting the suicidal person in non-mental health settings workshop offer.

While not a requirement, participants would benefit from also attending the Custodians of Hope: Supporting the suicidal person in non-mental health settings workshop as it builds on this workshop's content. Register for both workshops and receive a 20% discount


An opportunity for a day of learning with internationally respected suicidologist, Barry Taylor

Barry has proven leadership over 30 years at local, national and international levels in using community initiatives and strength-based approaches to improve individual and community wellbeing. His work has strongly focussed on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention including leadership of New Zealand’s first national response to youth suicide in the late 1980s.

Barry has lectured and mentored programmes, both nationally and internationally, and been appointed to numerous government advisory committees on mental wellebing promotion and suicide prevention. In 2016 he was awarded the NSW Mental Health Commissioner's Community Champion Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to mental wellbeing and suicide prevention.

As a Health Sociologist and Public Health practitioner, Barry has a long-term interest in the social determinants of wellbeing, especially the role of gender and he brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for promoting wellbeing in men.

Barry has extensive experience in suicide postvention. He has guided numerous communities, schools, universities, workplaces and mental health organisations through the aftermath of a suicide as well as providing support to those bereaved by suicide. He is a member of the Clusters and Contagion in Suicidal Behaviour and the Suicide Postvention and Bereavement Special Interest Groups of the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

He has advised government on effective postvention strategies and provided guidance for schools in both New Zealand and Australia. In 1990 he wrote the first postvention guidelines for New Zealand schools, In a Time of Crisis. In 2007 he developed the Wellington Regional Postvention Response, a whole of community response aimed at preventing suicide contagion and ensuring appropriate support to the bereaved.

He received a Winston Churchill Fellowship in 1990.

After a number of years primarily based in Australia, Barry has recently returned to New Zealand and looks forward to continuing his work in a New Zealand setting.



WORKSHOP PLACES ARE LIMITED. REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

Minimum Number of Participants: 15. Maximum Number of Participants: 30
Places in each workshop are limited. If the workshop is full please register your name on the waitlist. TaylorMade Training and Consulting reserve the right to cancel the workshop if there are not the minimum number of registrations. If cancelled a full refund will be given.

Catering:
This workshop is fully catered. Please indicate in the registration process if you have any particular dietary requirements. If you register after the registration closing date, while every effort will be made, your dietarty requirements may not be able to be catered.

Scholarships
There is a limited number of scholarships for free registration for those wishing to attend the workshop. Scholarships are available for mental health consumers, carers, volunteers and tertiary students in health, social service and disability related courses.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Single workshop:

If you are no longer able to attend the workshop please cancel your registration as soon as possible.

Cancellation up to five working days prior to the commencement of the workshop:
Full Refund less $25 admin fee

Cancellation within five working days prior to the commencement of the workshop:
No refund but registration can be transferred to another person

No show on the day of workshop: No refund

To transfer your registration log on to your registration and update the name and contact details to the new person attending.

Organiser Contact Details
Barry Taylor
Principal Consultant
TaylorMade Training and Consulting
Email: barry@taylormadetrainingconsulting.com
Mobile: 021 644 955
Office: 04 905 6145

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