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Synchronous Distance Learning – LIVE ZOOM
Friday September 29th, 2023, 9:00 am to 11:00 am EST
Suicide Behaviors & Systemic Family Therapy
Jennifer Benjamin, PhD, LPC & Pinky Patel, LMFT
(see bio below)
About This Course:
The competent evaluation of suicide behaviors requires Assessment, Intervention and Monitoring (AIM) through a systemic lens. This introductory level program will demonstrate how the professional works with the client and their broader social ecology to reduce isolation and disconnection to set the stage for promoting attachment and cultivating nurturance. Using a recorded role play case participants will identify how the social ecology of the family aids in defining second order change in the family to reduce symptomology.
- Define how Assessing, Intervening, and Monitoring (AIM) is applied to suicidal behaviors in a family therapy.
- Differentiate first order change to complete an assessment of safety, from second order change to block the negative patterns of interaction creating the crisis response.
Social Work, Psychologists, Mental Health Professionals, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, and Human Service Providers.
*Attendees should have experience evaluating life threatening behaviors.
CE Credit Hours are available:
2.0 ACE CE Credit Hours- Clinical
Cost:$40.00 for program and CE credits.
*Maximum of 150 participants
*Please be advised recording will take place during this live CE program.
This is an interactive course. Participants must complete their attendance, attest to their participation, attend the entire session, & participate in all discussions, to receive CE credits and certificate. Assignments- None.
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9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Digital attendance is taken.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Introduction of case study, social ecology & life-threatening behaviors, Teaching Assessment, Intervention, and Monitor (AIM), differentiating first and second order change in family therapy to unbalance the structure and address interactional pattern sustaining the crisis.
10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Watch video facilitated small groups identify which best practices for assessing suicide where used, Watch video and large discussion identification of AIM incorporated into second order change.
11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Apply case study to AIM and documentation best practices.
11:30 a.m. – Complete evaluation and attestation
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Labouliere, C. D., Stanley, B., Lake, A. M., & Gould, M. S. (2020). Safety Planning on Crisis Lines: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Perceived Helpfulness of a Brief Intervention to Mitigate Future Suicide Risk. Suicide & life-threatening behavior, 50(1), 29–41. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12554
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Instructor – Jennifer Benjamin, PhD, LPC
Dr. Jennifer Benjamin received her doctorate degree (PhD) in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Capella University and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) an independent practitioner in the greater Philadelphia Region. Dr. Benjamin is the Clinical Fidelity Specialist for the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center. Her responsibilities include oversite of continuing education programs, curriculum development, researching the ESFT model and assessment tools, and developing the organizational practices to ensure the integration of social ecology and family culture across all trainings, supervisions, case conceptualizations, and clinical consultations. As a former Clinical Director Dr. Benjamin led a comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) program for youth (11–18 years old) in Pennsylvania, and an in-home systemic family therapy program in Delaware for severally emotionally disturbed youth in life altering circumstances and life-threatening behaviors. While in this role she provided program implementation/development/training, systemic supervision, emergency consultation, oversaw the doctoral practicum students, parent training, and site management of treatment outcomes. Finally, as a former adjunct Dr. Benjamin taught in the Graduate Counseling Program and the Undergraduate Psychology Program at Rosemont College.
Instructor – Pinky Patel, LMFT
Ms. Pinky Patel has a Masters of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from LaSalle University, and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She is an approved American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) supervisor. Currently, she is a Program Director at Creative Health Services overseeing an in-home systemic family therapy program, with 24/7 crisis response, severally emotionally disturbed youth in life altering circumstances and life-threatening behaviors. She is the Associate Director of the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center where she oversees organizational development, provides executive consultation for program implementation, clinical training, licensure supervision, and continuing education courses. Ms. Patel has several specialty certificates. She is a Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and has a certificate of training in both Family Based Mental Health Services & Trauma Informed Yoga Practice. She is also a community trainer for QPR (suicide prevention training). Formerly, she was the Director for the post-graduate certificate program in ecosystemic structural family therapy (ESFT). This program was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the AAMFT.
|Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center, Inc., Provider #1234, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 04/04/2018-04/04/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 2.00 clinical continuing education credits.|
Jennifer Benjamin, PhD, LPC
CE Program Administrator & Continuing Education Director,
Peter McCall, LCSW
Social Work Consultant
Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center, Inc.
PO Box 21287, Philadelphia PA, 19114,