Suicide & Self-Mutilation: Stopping the Pain - 3 DVD Set - 6 CPD Hours

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  • Assessment strategies to determine high risk
  • Danger - “contracts” with your clients
  • DSM-5® Updates
  • Essential techniques with suicidal and self-mutilating clients
  • Learn how “fear of litigation” severely detracts from our ability to help
  • When to hospitalize and when to NOT

Using case studies taken from his 45-year-career as a suicideologist—Jack Klott will bring to life the ideas, theories and concepts presented in this engaging one-of-a-kind workshop.

After examining the goals of suicide and the goals that the self-mutilator desires to achieve, you will delve into treatment strategies that will help guide your client to achieve those goals with other, less damaging strategies. You will learn which personality types are most vulnerable to acts of suicide and self-mutilation, as well as the essential link between these behaviors and addiction disorders. Most importantly, your attention will be focused on the treatment relationship and the key to hope for both the suicidal and the self-harm clients.


Who Is At Risk?

  • Biological Factors
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Mood Disorders
    • Psychotic Disorders
    • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Social Stress Factors
    • Adult, Adolescent, Child
  • Psychological Factors
    • Performance Anxiety
    • Emotional Constriction
    • Defenseless Personality
  • Fueling Emotions to Suicide and Self-Mutilation
    • Hopelessness
    • Helplessness

People Who Self-Mutilate

  • DSM-5® & Self-Harm Syndrome
  • Achieve Body Integrity
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Protect From Abandonment

Treatment Plan for the Self-Mutilating Population

  • The “Therapy Alliance”
  • Empathic Regard
  • Go to the Locus of Pain
  • Providing Alternatives and the Role of Motivation
  • Aware of Addiction Potential
  • When Inpatient Is (and is NOT) Needed

People Who Experience a Suicide Crisis

  • Gesturer—Self-Mutilation as Rehearsal for Suicide
  • Ideator
  • Attempter/Completer

Assessment of Risk

  • Four Questions to Determine Suicide Attempt History
  • Four Questions to Ask the Suicide Ideator
  • When to Hospitalize a Suicide Ideator
  • Treatment Strategy for the Suicide Ideator

6-Week Warning Signs for the Suicide Completer

  • Profile
  • Risk Factors
  • History of Attempts
  • Warning Signs
  • The Danger of “Contracts”
  • When and How to Hospitalize

6-Day Warning Signs for the Suicide Completer

  • The Amazing Reversile
  • Fear of Litigation

Treatment Plan: The Four Components

  • Safety Planning
  • Crisis Planning
  • Problem Identification
  • Problem-Solving Skills Enhancement

The Therapist as a Survivor of Suicide


  • Develop the bio-social-psychological profile of the person who dies by suicide.
  • Identify the one form of self-mutilation that is a warning sign for completed suicide.
  • State the seven basic goals of self-mutilation.
  • Explain how intent differentiates self-mutilation from suicide attempts.
  • Describe the major risk factor/warning sign for a pending suicide completion.
  • Implement three basic treatment strategies for positive outcomes with the suicidal and self-mutilating client.
  • Summarize the four questions you need to ask a suicidal person when determining the need for a protective environment.
  • Recognize the two fueling emotions of suicide.
  • Express the role of addictions in the suicidal and self-mutilating population.



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About Jack Klott

Jack Klott, MSSA, LCSW, CSWW, SUICIDOLOGIST, and national speaker has helped and educated tens of thousands in his 45 years of suicide and self-mutilation client work. Jack is a 35-year member of the American Association of Suicidology and was a founder of the Michigan Association of Suicidology (where he has been recognized for his contribution to suicide prevention in Michigan). He authored the national best sellers The Suicide and Homicide Risk Assessment and Prevention Treatment Planner (Wiley, 2004), The Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Planner (Wiley, 2006), and Suicide and Psychological Pain: Prevention That Works (Premier Publishing & Media, May, 2012). He is a popular and sought after seminar speaker on suicide prevention, motivational interviewing, co-occurring disorders and the DSM®. Attendees rave about his unique teaching gift of weaving expertise, passion and compassion into practical, understandable and usable information.

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Individual Training Pack 6 CPD Hours – £153.95

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