Participants will have an opportunity to apply trauma-informed practices to engage diverse clients with suicidal ideation. After a brief review of information on suicidal ideation, most of the session will be discussion based and the larger group will be split into breakout rooms to review specific cases that focus on different marginalized groups. The facilitator will rotate between the smaller groups as well as facilitate further discussion as a larger group.
The cases will include:
- First generation Canadian woman, age 18 daughter of Muslim parents who immigrated from Pakistan just before she was born.
- A 14-year-old boy who has ASD and has above average IQ and is verbal, living at home with his parents and younger sister.
- A 67-year-old Indigenous woman, survivor of residential schools.
- A non-binary 18-year-old person who has just decided to start hormone treatment for gender affirming care.
Case studies and resources will be pulled from a wide range of research on suicidal ideation in marginalized groups.
- Develop confidence in interactions with individuals who engage in suicidal ideation and high-risk behaviour.
- Practice a model that can be incorporated in your work with those you support.
- Consider the nuances of how assessments and interventions may be different depending on the lens in which the client is coming from.
- Identify personal barriers to engaging with individuals presenting with suicidal ideation and high-risk behaviours.
- Apply trauma-informed practices to engage with clients with suicidal ideation and high-risk behaviours.
- Analyze suicidal ideation from a broader perspective, utilizing trauma-informed strategies and be sensitive to how intersectionality plays into interactions with others.
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended for front-line workers with direct contact with marginalized groups (previous training/experience in ASIST, crisis intervention, or confronting suicidal behavior highly recommended).
Course Dates & Format
There are no scheduled dates for this course at this time, however in-service is available.
This is a 3-hour training. This course consists of a single 3-hour interactive virtual session using Zoom.
Instructor: Elizabeth Scarlett, RP, CFRC (Certified First Responder Counselor)
Elizabeth is a Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, and Community Consultant. In over 15 years in the mental health field, she has honed her skills of working with individuals with complex needs in a wide range of settings. Elizabeth specializes in seeing individuals with extensive trauma histories, suicidal ideation, substance use, and burnout.
Her eclectic formal training includes many modalities such as: CBT, DBT, IFS and EMDR. She also pulls a great deal from narrative, strengths-based and brief solution focused approaches. Despite extensive training in evidence-based practices, Elizabeth’s clients and supervisees will tell you that she is not terribly “by the book” and approaches the work as more of an art than a science. Elizabeth values professionalism, but not at the expense of authenticity.
She is known for her casual, frank and engaging therapeutic and workshop style. She looks for opportunities to bring humor and humanity to even the most intensive topics.
Group Registration: Save 20% off individual fees with a group registration of 4 or more participants. Download the group registration form HERE.
Continuing Education Information
Licensing boards and professional organizations will grant Continuing Education credits for attendance at their discretion when participants submit the course outline and certificate.
This is available as an in-person or virtual in-service training and customized to suit your needs.