2018 NASW NH Chapter Conference

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    Writing as a Therapeutic Tool

    8:30 am-4:00 pm
    Keene State College
    229 Main Street, Keene, NH, United States

    This training has been approved for six (6) Clinical CEUs by the NH NASW – authorization #3295

    Writing can be playful, intentional, freeing, agonizing and surprising; but, at heart, it opens a window to the soul. In our work with clients, whether adults, teens, children, or families, we are assisting them to build a healthier relationship to the self and with the significant others in their lives. At the same time, we therapists are forever meeting ourselves. This didactic and experiential workshop will offer practical writing tools and techniques for both clients and therapists to assist in meeting the goals of therapy, in deepening the therapist’s connection to self, and in helping all in our common journey to wholeness.

    For more information and to register, click here. 

    Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide: Assessment and Intervention

    9:00 am-3:30 pm
    UNH Development and Training Center- Pease
    119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States

    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter for 5.5 Cat. 1 CE Credits and 2 Ethics Hours, Auth. 2687

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults, the tenth leading cause of death nationwide, and is the most preventable cause of death among adults. Non-suicidal self-injury has increased dramatically in recent years among adolescents and young adults, and is a significant risk factor for one or more serious suicide attempts. This workshop will provide you with an overview of the major patterns and types of non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal behavior. Bio-psychosocial risk factors that increase the probability of non-suicidal self-harm and suicidal actions, as well as protective factors which serve to reduce the likelihood of non-suicidal self-harm and suicidal behavior, will be reviewed. Neuropsychiatric conditions in the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-5” (DSM-5), (American Psychiatric Association), that are associated with elevated rates of suicidal behavior, will be discussed. Learn best practices for evaluation of suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury including history taking, assessment of mental status, interviewing strategies, and psychological screening tests. The role of Emergency Services Departments within community mental health centers in New Hampshire, and other interventions for persons considered to be at elevated risk for self-harm will be clarified. If time permits, discussion will also include circumstances which can trigger ethics complaints to licensing boards and/or malpractice suits against mental health clinicians in cases of attempted or completed suicide. Risk management strategies to address these outcomes will be outlined.

    Cost: $159 (Lunch Included)

    Instructor: Jerrold Pollak

    For more information and to register, visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=22576&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142