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Understanding, Managing, and Treating Suicidal Behaviors

DateBox EventDetailTime EventDetailLocation
Mar 13, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
La Crosse Campus
La Crosse, WI

New Developments in Understanding, Managing & Treating Suicidal Behaviors

Registration Details

Registration Cancelled

The registration deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020. Advance registration is required. Registration fees include light breakfast, lunch and certificate. An email will be sent the week of the conference to registered participants with parking information and other details about the conference.

Fees & Payment

  • No charge for Gundersen students, residents, fellows, emeritus
  • $100: Gundersen and affiliate psychologists, therapists, social workers, nurses and other providers
  • $200: Non-Gundersen psychologists, therapists, social workers and other providers or community members


New Developments in Understanding, Managing & Treating Suicidal Behaviors
Friday, March 13, 2020
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Rasmus Center
Gundersen Health System
La Crosse, Wis.

Intended Audience: Psychologists, therapists, social workers, nurses and other behavioral health professionals. APA instructional level is Introductory/Intermediate. ASWB Category is Clinical; Content Level is Beginner/Intermediate; and Social Work Educational areas are theories and concepts of human behavior in the social environment and social work practice, knowledge, and skills.

Accreditation: Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation Inc., provider # 1089, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 11/14/2018–11/14/2021.

This activity is approved for 8 continuing education credits through APA or ASWB for all attendees. You must attend the entire activity and complete the evaluation to receive credit. Partial credit is not available for this activity.

Certificates: Certificates will be emailed to attendees within four weeks of the date of the conference

Agenda Friday, March 13, 2020
7:30 to 8 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. New Developments in Understanding, Managing & Treating Suicidal Behaviors- Part I
12 to 12:30 p.m. Lunch 
12:30 to 4:30 p.m. New Developments in Understanding, Managing & Treating Suicidal Behaviors- Part II

Upon completion of this activity, the attendees should be able to:

  • Explain the entire spectrum of self-destructive behavior and to be able to distinguish suicide from non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI)
  • Employ the ASAD in real world situations
  • Explain and be able to use Stanley and Brown's Safety Plan
  • Explicate Joiner and Klonsky's theories of suicide
  • Employ basic aspects of Jobes' CAMS
  • Employ Mueser's Five Steps in addressing thoughts and beliefs that support suicidality
  • Identify the challenges, rewards, and self-care strategies associated with sitting with the misery of self-destructive clients

Faculty: Barent Walsh, Ph.D., has written extensively and presented internationally on the topic of self-destructive behavior. He is the author of Treating Self-Injury: A Practical Guide 2nd edition, Guilford Press, (2014). This volume has been translated into Polish and Japanese. In addition, Dr. Walsh is co-developer (with Screening for Mental Health of Wellesley, MA) of "Act to Prevent Self-Injury," a prevention program with DVD for high schools.

Dr. Walsh has presented on self-injury in London, Edinburg, Vienna, Stuttgart, Ulm, Oslo, Dubai, Tokyo, Beijing, Montevideo, Mexico City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and throughout the United States.

Dr. Walsh is the Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Consultant at The Bridge, a human service agency headquartered in Worcester, MA. He is also a Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be requested via email or phone prior to March 6, 2020. A refund minus a $25 administration fee will be issued. No refunds will be made after March 6, 2020.

If this activity is postponed or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund of registration fees will be provided. Gundersen Medical Foundation Inc. will not be responsible for any related travel costs to the conference.

ADA: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Gundersen Medical Foundation Inc. seeks to make this conference accessible to all. If you have a disability requiring special accommodations, please email or call (608) 775-6909.

Contact Information: If you have questions, need additional information or have special dietary needs, please email or call (608) 775-6909.

New Developments in Understanding, Managing & Treating Suicidal Behaviors: The planning committee has no affiliation/financial relationships to disclose.


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Schedule & Location


Date Time Location
1. Fri, March 13 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM La Crosse Campus

Location Details

  • La Crosse Campus
    1900 South Avenue
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    Main: 608-782-7300

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