Addressing Suicidality When Crisis Shows Up in Practice; HHS Region 8


Addressing Suicidality When Crisis Shows Up in Practice; HHS Region 8

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Whether you have been practicing for ten months, or ten years, providing responsive and client-centered care for individuals who are in crisis and experiencing suicidal thoughts can present unique challenges for any clinician. During this three-hour training, Dr. Mita Johnson provided a detailed review of ways to support your client and yourself when suicidality and crisis show up in your practice. 


Learning Objectives:


  1. Review current evidence-based clinical practices that support interventions for people experiencing suicidal ideation. 
  2. Learn strategies for self-regulation when caring for a client in crisis. 
  3. Explore ways to maintain a therapeutic connection with a client in crisis. 
  4. Practice de-escalation strategies to support clients in crisis. 



 Mita Johnson, Ed.D., NCC, LPC, LMFT, LAC, MAC, SAP, ACS, MFT-S, BCTP-II

mita-johnson-160x200Dr. Mita M. Johnson has been practicing in the world of counseling, and addictions counseling, for the past 30 years. Dr. Johnson has extensive experience as an addiction counselor and brings that expertise and leadership in advancing ethical practice. She is the President of NAADAC and is a member of the Executive Committee. Her academic background includes an Ed.D in counselor education and supervision. Dr. Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Masters Addiction Counselor, and Substance Abuse Professional.

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