The purpose of the Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest is to provide low-cost training for the staff, interns and volunteers of member agencies and other professional caregivers. All training provided must meet all standards of and be recognized for continuing-education credit by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO).
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QPRT: Suicide Risk Assessment, Treatment and Management Training Friday, October 19th, 2018 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 6 NAADAC CEU Hours Sponsored By CDTC
Training held at Cowlitz Tribal Treatment 7700 NE 26th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98665 Please park in the 40 Et 8 Bingo Parlor Parking Lot
Goal of Training
QPRT is a form of Suicide Risk Assessment which stands for Question, Persuade, Refer, Treat. Developed as a method for helping professionals, QPRT provides a better way for assessing an assisting those persons at elevated risk for suicidal behaviors. This training will teach you about populations with elevated risks, especially as it relates to substance use. The training will assist those working with clients to assess, screen, and treatment plan for those determined to be at risk for suicide. Documentation will be an area of focus including ethical issues in managing patients at risk for suicide.
This suicide prevention training is geared to help all levels of professionals gain competency in the area of suicide prevention. This training meets the WA State requirements for suicide prevention for all mandated professionals. It is a fast-paced course that will address the needs of the provider in communicating and assessing the suicidal person that presents in primary care or mental health settings.
Behavioral Objectives Providers will:
Learn to identify and screen patients who are at risk,
Identify populations at greatest risk,
Learn how to ask questions and manage the conversation around suicide risk,
Identify next steps to take following identification of risk to improve patient outcomes, and
Learn to establish a safety plan.
8:30 - 9:00
Registration - Meet and Greet - Mingle - Network
9:00 - 9:10
9:10 - 10:15
Understanding Suicide Prevention Statistics - Screening - At Risk Groups
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - Noon
Warning Signs - Exercise of Risk
Noon - 1:00
Lunch Break ***On Your Own***
1:00 - 2:15
Case Review - Training on Assessment
2:15 - 2:30
2:30 - 4:15
Malpractice - Safety Planning - Full Assessment Practice
4:15 - 4:30
Q&A - Evaluations
Trainer Julie A. Rickard, Ph.D., Dr. Rickard, a licensed psychologist, graduated from Washington State University in 2004. She is the Program Director for American Behavioral Health Systems - Parkside in Wenatchee, WA which has a Crisis Stabilization and Evaluation & Treatment Units. She is most well known throughout the Northwest region for the Primary Care Behavioral Health model of integrating psychologists into medical settings, coaching physicians, suicide prevention, and is a highly sought-after speaker on a variety of topics.
She founded the Suicide Prevention Coalition of North Central Washington in 2012 due to the rise in local suicides. She has continued to direct SPCNCW and trained 1300 health professionals in suicide prevention assessment and treatment over the past 2 years. The coalition has been successful at reducing the local suicide rate and raising awareness and skill level for providers managing these ongoing patients. She continues to push all health agencies to focus on reducing suicide risk through evidenced based practice and screening.
10-18 Student $75 *Proof of Enrollment Required
10-18 Member $50 *Must be employed with a CDTC Member Agency
10-18 Non-Member $100
Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.
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CDTC Member Agencies as of September 2018:
Affinity Counseling, LLC
Cowlitz Tribal Treatment
Crest view Recovery
Providence Health and Services
Recovery Village at Ridgefield
Western Psychological & Counseling Services P.C.
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To keep interruptions at a minimum, it is requested that all cell phones and pagers
be turned off during the training. Due to state-manadated temperatures, the thermostats
in our classrooms are set and cannot be changed.