Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Prevention Coalition is hosting the Ninth Annual ORSPC Community & Professional Conference on Thursday and Friday, May 16th and 17th.
The conference begins Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Brescia University Science Building Lecture Hall, 629 Frederica St., with a presentation from Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D., an internationally acclaimed innovator and speaker in the fields of suicide prevention, building resiliency, and clinical interviewing. Dr. Shea will share thoughts from his critically acclaimed book on creating resiliency in difficult times, Happiness Is. The Thursday evening session is free and open to the public with no pre-registration required.
On Friday, the conference continues with a day geared for professionals, including psychiatrists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, case managers, substance abuse counselors and all mental health trainees. Dr. Shea will present Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems.
The full-day workshop provides front-line clinicians with the state of the art skills necessary to tackle some of the most difficult clinical situations facing experienced clinicians regarding suicide assessment and prevention, documentation of risk, treatment planning and building resiliency.
The Friday session will be held at Owensboro Christian Church, 2818 New Hartford Rd., from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $45 and earns six continuing education units (CEUs). A light breakfast will be provided; lunch on your own.
Pre-registration is required. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SheaUnlockSuicidalSecrets
Dr. Shea is the creator of the highly acclaimed interviewing strategy for uncovering suicidal ideation and intent – the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (the CASE Approach). His other clinical interviewing innovations, including facilic supervision, macrotraining, and the Medication Interest Model (MIM) have been adopted around the world with his writings being translated into a variety of languages as diverse as French, Greek, Japanese, and Chinese.
Dr. Shea is the author of six books and numerous articles including one of the classic texts in the field of suicide prevention, The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment. Both editions of his book, Psychiatric Interviewing: the Art of Understanding, have been chosen by the Medical Library Association for the Brandon/Hill List as one of the 16 most important books in the field of psychiatry.
The Ninth Annual ORSPC Community & Professional Conference is sponsored by Owensboro Health, River Valley Behavioral Health, and Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.