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Saturday, September 12 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Suicide Prevention: State of the Science for Mental Health Professionals

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Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the latest nation-wide epidemiological data. One goal of the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention is to develop and promote effective clinical and professional practices, and there are a number of specific programs and strategies that have been designated as best practices or that approach a standard of care. This session will provide an update for clinicians in empirically-based assessment and management of suicidality and will be led by interprofessional experts in national, VA, and regional initiatives. Morton Silverman, MD, will present the risk assessment and risk formulation of the patient with suicidality. Mark De Santis, PsyD, MS, will describe the use of the Self-Directed Violence (SDV) Classification System Clinical Tool and the patient Safety Plan. Janet York, PhD, RN, will focus on training clinicians in a systematic assessment, management, and tracking system, such as the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), and its clinical tool, the Suicide Status Form (SSF). Presenters will highlight national initiatives, trends, research, and innovations as they relate to clinical practice and current gaps in knowledge and practice.

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Janet A. York, PhD, APRN, BC, PMHCS, FAAN

Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency at the Robert Wood Johnson Veteran Affairs (VA) Medical Center; Adjunct Research Professor of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina; Fellow in the American Academy of NursingJanet York, PhD, PMHCS, BC... Read More →
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Morton Silverman, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado; Senior Science Advisor and Distinguished Medical Scholar Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide, Education... Read More →
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Mark L. De Santis, MS, PsyD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Military Science Division, Medical University of South Carolina Mark L. De Santis, MS, PsyD is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University where he obtained Master’s degrees in both Counseling and Clinical Psychology... Read More →

Saturday September 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT

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