This is part of our Workshop Wednesday series that is held on the third Wednesday of each month.
Approximately 45% of persons who complete suicide visited their primary care provider within in a month of their death, whereas only 20% visited an actual mental health professional in that same time period. This single statistic highlights why suicide prevention in primary care must be integrated into clinic workflows to provide good, comprehensive clinical care. This training will provide information about suicide risk screening and assessment, brief interventions using an SBIRT and behavioral health consultant model, policies and procedures, and care models that clinics may be interested in implementing.
Robin is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who holds a Master of Science degree in mental health counseling from Capella University, and a Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree from Arizona State University. She currently serves as the Integrated Care Director at a Federally Qualified Health Center, and has a small private practice. During her career, Robin has been fortunate enough to be involved in numerous writing projects and trainings, practiced as part of a collaborative care team, and provided clinical supervision. Her experience as a clinical counselor includes assisting individuals struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, health behaviors, substance abuse, and other issues. She is a certified instructor in the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) and Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) suicide prevention programs.