Participants will have an opportunity to apply trauma-informed practices to engage 2SLGBTQI+ clients with suicidal ideation. After a brief review of information on suicidal ideation, most of the session will be discussion based and explore two cases.
The cases will include:
- A non-binary 15-year-old person who is deciding whether to start hormone treatment for gender affirming care.
- A 55-year-old female-identifying client who is facing her own sexual desire toward women, despite having lived a “heteronormative” life (married to a man, has 3 children with him)
Case studies and resources will be pulled from a wide range of research on suicidal ideation among 2SLGBTQI+ individuals.
- 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 age/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 those who directly work with marginalized groups, specifically 2SLGBTQI+ individuals. This may include frontline staff, nurses, counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, child and youth workers. Previous training/experience in ASIST, crisis intervention, or confronting suicidal behavior is highly recommended.
Course Dates & Format
May 7, 2024
This is a 2-hour training. This course consists of a single 2-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 20 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.
Member Fee: $60.00 + $7.80 (HST) = $67.80
Non-Member Fee: $75.00 + $9.75 (HST) = $84.75
Group Registration: Save 20% off individual fee with 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.