Beginning January 2020, all psychologists renewing their license will be required to complete a 6-hour training on suicide risk assessment and intervention. We are offering a day of education which includes: Evidence Based Suicide Prevention (Including Epidemiology, Risk, Prevention, Safety Planning and Therapeutic Interventions); Suicide Bereavement – Supportive Interventions and Complicated Grief Therapy; and Collateral Damages – Supporting Clinicians in the Aftermath of Client/Patient Suicide. Our instructors are Sidney Zisook, MD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD, and Alana Iglewicz, MD, Associate Training Director, UCSD.
- Identify evidence based suicide prevention, including epidemiology, risk assessment, safety planning, and therapeutic interventions.
- Demonstrate an awareness of suicide bereavement: how to support family members post suicide
- Demonstrate an awareness of the impact of suicide on clinicians, and how to support clinicians in the aftermath of patient suicide.
Sidney Zisook, M.D., is director of the University of California, San Diego Residency Training Program, and a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD. Dr. Zisook received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Berkeley and his medical degree from Stritch-Loyola, Chicago. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and was a clinical fellow of Harvard Medical School.
Alana Iglewicz, M.D., Is Associate Training Director, Dr. Iglewicz, went to medical school at the University of Pittsburg and completed her residency at UCSD. Dr. Iglewicz has taken the leadership role of strengthening the curriculum and clinical experience for psychotherapy throughout all the entire residency experience.