Hope as a Skill: A New Approach to Understanding and Managing Suicide Risk

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This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


This workshop reviews an empirically supported CBT model for the assessment and clinical management of suicide risk, with hope as a core construct. The importance of facilitating hope across all assessment, clinical management, and treatment domains is discussed. A distinction is made between acute and chronic risk. Additionally, critical elements differentiating moderate and high risk is reviewed, with detailed case examples provided and eventual clinical disposition. A range of effective clinical strategies are reviewed, including reasons for living, commitment to treatment statement, survival kit, along with a range of approaches to emotion regulation.  

Learning Objectives

•    Use an empirically supported CBT model for both understanding and clinically managing suicide risk.
•    Acquire a range of empirically supported clinical strategies for the day to day management of suicidal patients.



M. David Rudd, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Rudd received his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas-Austin. He completed post-doctoral training at the Beck Institute under the direction of Dr. Aaron T. Beck. He is a licensed and board-certified psychologist with extensive clinical experience, with a particular focus on the treatment of suicidality. With over 225 publications and 12,000 citations, he has completed multiple randomized clinical trials targeting suicide attempters. His most recent clinical trial resulted in the most significant post-treatment gains of any intervention to date. His most recent book, is Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention, published by Guilford.

Continuing Education

1.5 CE
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Price: $50.00

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