Addressing Common Challenges for Suicidal Individuals & their Families - Webinar


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Friday, April 21, 2023
9:00 AM-3:30 PM EST


This virtual workshop will be recorded live. Upon registration you will be asked to complete a photo/video release form. Please contact Sam Cooper for questions or concerns at


Laura M. Frey, Ph.D., LMFT

Dr. Laura M. Frey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Assistant Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Program in the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. She has extensive clinical experience providing suicide risk assessments and crisis intervention with individuals and their families, including working as an intake and assessment counselor at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. She studies the intersection of family processes and mental health. She has received funding from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to research family dynamics after an adolescent attempts suicide.


Workshop Description

This workshop will cover six common challenges faced by practitioners working with individuals and their families related to suicide risk assessment, management, and treatment. The content will cover screening and referral regarding how to recognize risk and help families start the conversation about suicide; suicide management regarding how to navigate disclosure decisions, improve family communication about suicide risk, and process previous interactions to improve future family responses to risk; and suicide treatment regarding individual and family safety planning and how to help family members respond to a loved one's chronic ideation.

After this training, attendees will be able to

  • List ways for families to talk about suicide before a crisis occurs

  • Instruct family members in helpful ways to respond after a loved one attempts suicide

  • Guide suicidal individual to understand various reasons why they might feel or say they are suicidal

  • Understand factors that predict fatigue in family caregivers

Registration for this workshop is for webinar access during the scheduled time. You will be able to log in and participate in workshop in real time.

Continuing Education Credits

CEU : Hours - 6

**Meets KBSW Suicide Prevention Training Requirements


Registration: $100.00

**15% off for Kent staff, faculty, students, alumni, and practicum supervisors

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Approved by

Kentucky Board of Social Work

Kentucky Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family Therapists


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