The California Association for Play Therapy, San Diego Chapter Proudly Presents:
Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Prevention: Restoring Hope to Youth in Play Therapy
Presented by Leslie Baker, MFT, NCC, RPT-S and Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, NCC, RPT-S
February 20, 2021 9:00am-4:30pm
Presented LIVE via Zoom (will not be recorded)
Earn 6 Contact CE credits
- APT Members: (Use code APTMEM) $99 ($89 before 01/30)
- Non-Members: $119 ($109 before 01/30)
- Earn 6 Contact CE credits (Space is limited- Register Early!)
Workshop Description: Participants will learn to how to assess for suicide risk, providing integrated attachment-based play therapy treatment and suicide prevention tools. Participants will explore play-therapy interventions for assessment, treatment and prevention tools crucial in assisting youth with the treatment and prevention of suicidality.
About your Presenters:
Leslie Baker, MFT, NCC, RPT-S is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 30 years of experience in mental health. She is the owner/director of Therapy2Thrive® Marriage and Family Counseling Center, Inc. Leslie is an author/co-author, speaking locally, nationally, and internationally on topics of play therapy.
Mary Ruth Cross is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor. She has been in the field of mental health for 30 years. Mary Ruth is the CEO/Owner of Treehouse Family Counseling Services in San Ramon, CA. Cross Play Therapy Consulting is Mary Ruth’s program that supports clinicians working towards full credentialing as a play therapist through the Association for Play Therapy. Mary Ruth is co-author of a children’s book called “Snug and Rug and the No Good Very Bad Thing”: A story of soothing and calming after a traumatic event.
Learning Objectives: As a result of this workshop. Participants will be able to:
- Describe 3 risk factors to identify suicidal behavior in youth and adults in play therapy settings.
- Describe 3 warning signs to identify suicidal behavior in youth and adults in play therapy settings.
- List 1 or more assessment tools for youth coping with suicidal thoughts/ideation and/or suicidal behaviors that can be integrated into play therapy.
- List 2 or more play therapy-based prevention strategies for youth & adults coping with suicidal thoughts/ideation and/or suicidal behaviors.
- Examine and apply at least 3 play therapy based strategies for working with youth with suicidal ideation.
- Identify at least 5 myths about assessment and treatment of suicidality in youth in play therapy settings.
- 9:00 am Introduction – Remembering Tree (Play Therapy Activity)
- 9:15 am Risks & Limitations of the Presentation
- Brain activity (PT Activity)
- Stats & Research (lecture)
- Risk Factors, Warning signs & Protective Factors– Youth & Adults (Video)
- 10:30 am 15 min break
- 10:45 Puzzling Warnings (Activity)
- Risk Assessment & Crisis Response (lecture)
- Vignette (Activity)
- Treatment – Neruo-sequential Model of Therapeutics (video)
- Sequence of Engagement (Activities)
- Brain Treatment Plan (Activity)
- Stop & Calm (Activity)
- 12:00 LUNCH BREAK
- 1:00 Safety Planning
- MY 3 App (Activity)
- Bee Safe (Activity)
- 2:30 pm – 15 min Break
- Hospitalization & Aftercare
- Hope Notes (PT Activity)
- Suicide Prevention (Lecture)
- Three Circles of Hope (PT Activity)
- 4:00- Questions/Answers
- 4:30 – Presentation Ends
Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit per day for Psychologists, MFTs & LCSWs and LPCC’s. The California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT) is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (APT Approved Provider # 00-094). The California Association for Play Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The California Association for Play Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. NO CREDIT FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.