This is an advanced workshop suited to professionals with some level of training and experience in screening and managing youth and adults with self-harm and suicidal behaviours. Participants will gain skills and practice in a model for formulating risk and tools for intervention. This will be a highly interactive, practical workshop and participants will be provided with the opportunity to practice skills taught via role play and demonstrations.
Please Note: It is recommended that you have attended MHERC's Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour: Screening and Management workshop or equivalent before attending the advanced workshop.
Overview and Learning Intentions
Practice using a model to formulate the suicide risk via case study in groups
Discover evidence-based strategies for reducing suicidal ideation
Develop confidence in communicating and managing a client's suicide risk concerns
Brainstorm collectively a plan for individual and systematic interventions to reduce suicide risk
1. Working with people experie0ncing mental health and addiction needs
3. Working with whānau
4. Working within communities
5. Challenging discrimination
7. Maintaining professional and personal development
MASW, B.A. (Hons), Cert. Supervision, Cert. AOD Counselling, RSW
Mel has over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health and addictions sector in Aotearoa New Zealand and the UK. Throughout his career, he has held a number of diverse roles, working alongside a broad client base within both statutory and NGO services. He possesses clinical practice, leadership, teaching, management, supervision and governance experience. Mel has a comprehensive knowledge of assessment processes, therapeutic interventions and risk-management approaches. He demonstrates a relentless commitment to the principles of social justice, along with a strong passion for developing services that are truly recovery focused. Mel has been a workshop facilitator with MHERC for several years, whilst maintaining his clinical, supervisory and project management roles.
Workshop Type: Advanced | Workshop Level: Seven | Catering: Refreshments provided
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