CBT@Home webinar series
Dr Fiona Shand, Senior Research Fellow, Black Dog Institute, UNSW, Clinical Psychologist.
This is 1-hour CBT@Home webinar was presented in March 2020.
Suicidality is a common presentation across a range of health settings, and in particular during the assessment and treatment of mental illnesses. Understanding suicide prevention is a vital skill for all clinicians.
This webinar provides up to date evidence in regard to our current understanding of suicide risk and evidence-based interventions. A must see for all clinicians!
Topics covered will include:
- the dynamic nature of suicide risk
- limitations of traditional risk assessment and alternatives approaches
- psychosocial assessment, and safety and care planning for suicide prevention
- working collaboratively with the client and building supports
- treating underpinning factors and managing precipitants/triggers
- using CBT and associated evidence-based strategies in suicide prevention
- recent advances in the assessment of suicide status and preventive interventions
Dr Fiona Shand is a Senior Research Fellow at the Black Dog Institute and the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention. She leads a program of research focused on suicide prevention. As at 2020, Fiona is the Research Director for LifeSpan, Australia’s largest ever Suicide Prevention trial, which takes a multi-level implementation approach. Her other research spans e-mental health interventions for at-risk populations, Indigenous suicide prevention, and health service research. Her team has completed the first Australian randomised controlled trial of a suicide prevention intervention with Aboriginal youth, using an app to deliver therapy.