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