- Rita Schulte
- 6 Hours 1 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Nov 07, 2019
Most clinicians report having at least one client who’s attempted suicide.
The implications are clear – all mental health professionals should be equipped to identify and intervene in suicidal crisis, no matter their area of focus. But without skills, techniques, and confidence you’ll struggle to build the hope, purpose and connection you need to save lives.
Watch this essential recording and leave prepared to help when it matters most!
This critical training will give you a comprehensive roadmap for navigating assessment, treatment, and management for those at risk for suicide.
Not only will you learn to identify the warning signs and symptoms of suicidal ideation, you’ll get detailed guidance on addressing them with a flexible model that can be applied across all treatment modalities and settings.
A toolbox of interventions from DBT, CBT, somatic resourcing, writing, and mindfulness will help you to make clients feel seen, heard, and understood, while instilling hope and showing them that life is worth living.
Gain confidence in your ability to identify, intervene, and manage suicidal clients to move them from “Do I want to Live?” to “How do I want to live?”
|Manual – Suicide Identification, Intervention, & Prevention (2.9 MB)||75 Pages||Available after Purchase|
How to Assess for Suicidal Risk
- Loss and loneliness as drivers of suicidal ideation
- How trauma contributes to suicide
- Tools to assess toxic self-talk
- Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CMS)
- What to do when suicide is imminent
Guilt, Shame, Stigma and Suicidality
- How shame and guilt take clients to dark places
- How stigma feeds shame and the cycle of pain
- Resolve inner conflict and pervasive shame with Parts Work
- Meaning making interventions
Crisis Intervention Treatment Techniques: Essential Skills from CBT, DBT and Somatic Approaches
- Suicide risk as a skills deficit problem
- CBT skills to enhance emotional regulation and problem solving
- DBT techniques that directly target suicidal behavior
- Mindfulness and breathing techniques to bring calm
- Grounding exercises to interrupt suicidal impulses
- Containment skills for overwhelming thoughts
Make Suicidal Clients Feel Heard, Seen, and Understood
- Narrative Therapy Strategies, story and metaphor
- Loss timelines to release past negative experiences
- Therapeutic letter writing
- Linking Objects to handle emotional memories
- Let go of adverse life imprints
Suicide and Existential Shattering: Move Clients from “Do I Want to Live?” to “How Do I Want to Live?”
- How belief systems keep clients stuck
- Assumptions after a life shattering event
- Strategies to help clients tolerate uncertainty
- Shattered Vase exercises to restore hope
- Exercises to manage anger, unforgiveness and thoughts of revenge
- Certificate of Debt
- Rock exercise
- Reinvest in a Life Worth Living
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Rita A. Schulte, LPC, specializes in the treatment of depression and suicidality, grief and loss issues, anxiety, relationship problems, and eating disorders. Rita’s beloved husband died of suicide in 2013, and she speaks candidly about her loss in the hope of helping others to heal.
The author of Think This Not That: Eliminate Toxic Thinking and Rewire Your Brain (Leafwood) and Shattered: Finding Hope and Healing through the Losses of Life (Leafwood), Rita also writes for numerous publications and blogs. Her articles have appeared in Counseling Today Magazine, Thriving Family, and LifeHack.org.
Rita is also the creator and host of Heartline Radio where she talks with counselors, authors and everyday people looking for advice on moving through the difficulties of life. Rita earned a B.S. degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Financial: Rita Schulte is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Rita Schulte is a member of the American Counseling Association; and the National Board of Certified Counselors.
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