This self-paced professional training program on Assessing & Managing Risk for Self-Directed Violence (Suicide) is presented by Dr. Brianne Layden.
It is all too often that we see professionals relying solely on their clinical judgement or using predictive tools in their assessments of risk for self-directed violence (suicide). Dr. Layden will discuss the benefits of utilizing the structured professional judgment (SPJ) approach to assess and manage self-directed violence that is both informed by the literature and incorporates clinical judgment. In addition, Dr. Layden will discuss the results of a recent systematic review of the literature on risk factors related to suicide and how these data have informed the development of new SPJ guidelines: The Self-Directed Violence – 20 (SDV-20).
This course is intended for professionals that want to enhance their understanding on self-directed violence including those working in criminal justice, security, health care, social service, education, and human resources settings. This course is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
About Dr. Brianne Layden
Dr. Brianne Layden obtained BA, MA, and PhD degrees in psychology at Simon Fraser University. She worked with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of British Columbia, Canada, as a psychology assistant, and with the DBT Centre of Vancouver as a clinical extern from 2012 to 2016. She also worked as a Forensic Psychology Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Medical School from 2017 to 2018.
In this position, she was responsible for conducting violence risk assessments and evaluations of criminal responsibility, competence to stand trial and need for psychiatric hospitalization. She currently works as a Threat Assessment Specialist at Protect International Risk and Safety Services Inc., and is the associate editor of Intelligence, an e-newsletter that keeps professionals up to date about recent advances in threat assessment around the globe through knowledge and experiences shared by leading experts.
Her expertise involves the assessment and management of self-directed violence and personality disorders, particularly borderline personality disorder, and intersecting risks (e.g., general and self-directed violence). She has provided training workshops and invited presentations for forensic mental health, law enforcement, corrections, security, victim services and higher education, and has co-authored over 50 articles and conference presentations. She is currently in the process of developing structured professional judgment tools for the assessment and management of self-directed violence for adults and youth.
Principles of self-directed violence risk assessment and management
– The nature of self-directed violence and self-directed violence risk
– Principles of self-directed violence risk assessment focusing on Structured Professional Judgment (SPJ)
Assessing and managing risk for self-directed violence
– Administration of the Self-Directed Violence-20 (SDV-20) guidelines
Continuing Education Credit
This Distance Learning Course is a Home Study Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the course quizzes and evaluation for this Course. No partial credit is available. For this course, you will need to pass the course quizzes with 70% correct and complete a course evaluation form to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 10 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be able to print their CE certificate immediately after completing and passing the post-test and evaluation.
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