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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

RRSR in Abingdon

Most mental health clinicians have had little or no formal training in assessing suicide risk, yet they are often called upon to do so. Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essential Skills for Mental Health Clinicians (RRSR) has been developed by the American Association of Suicidology specifically to fill this training gap. RRSR is an advanced, interactive training based on established core competencies that mental health professionals need in order to effectively assess and manage suicide risk in their patients. The program has several components, including a web-based assessment; two on-line, self-paced modules; a two-day face-to-face workshop; and post-workshop mentorship through on-line learning activities.
RRSR is appropriate for any mental health clinician. Participants typically include licensed private counselors, licensed clinical social workers, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses, addictions counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and pastoral counselors.
Additional information is available at Suicide Prevention Training For Mental Health Clinicians in Abingdon, VA Added to 2010 Schedule
Most mental health clinicians have had little or no formal training in assessing suicide risk, yet they are often called upon to do so. Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essential Skills for Mental Health Clinicians (RRSR) has been developed by the American Association of Suicidology specifically to fill this training gap. RRSR is an advanced, interactive training based on established core competencies that mental health professionals need in order to effectively assess and manage suicide risk in their patients. The program has several components, including a web-based assessment; two on-line, self-paced modules; a two-day face-to-face workshop; and post-workshop mentorship through on-line learning activities.
RRSR is appropriate for any mental health clinician. Participants typically include licensed private counselors, licensed clinical social workers, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses, addictions counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and pastoral counselors.
Additional information is available at http://www.suicidology.org/web/guest/education-and-training/rrsr
When: August 2 & 3, 2010
Where: Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, Virginia
Cost: This training is provided free of charge. Lunch will be on your own both days.

Registration: Please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RRSRAbingdon to register.
Seating is limited to 50 people per training. Because of the demand for seats, please register only if you are able to attend the full two days, and are not 'on-call' for other duties during that time.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions; christina.benton@vdh.virginia.gov or 804-864-7736.

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