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Broadcast Date: June 23, 2009
Course Code: A033


Guy S. Diamond, PhD

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Director, Center for Family Intervention Science

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA


Matthew B. Wintersteen, Ph.D.

Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Medical College

Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Philadelphia, PA 

Virginia Biddle, PhD, RN, CRNP

Family Psychiatric Mental Health and Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Visiting Professor, University of North Dakota College of Nursing

Thomas Jefferson University Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Philadelphia, PA 


Program Description:

This workshop will explore several aspects of the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide prevention grant project that are relevant to mental health providers, insurance companies, government agencies and families. The workshop will begin with an overview of the project with a focus on barriers faced by medical providers. Ideas on how mental health providers can better partner with the medical community will be emphasized.  It will then define screening for suicide risk:  We will discuss the role that risk and protective factors play in screening, and address the current state of evidence-based practice regarding screening in primary care, the community and mental health settings.  We will discuss reasons why it is believed to be beneficial.  In addition, we will discuss the controversy about whether screening is an effort of drug companies to make money by increasing prescriptions rates for antidepressant medication and other conflicts of interest.  Finally, we will review the current understanding of empirically supported treatment for youth suicide and related problems.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss state of the art suicide prevention efforts in Pennsylvania
  2. List strategies for enhancing partnership between medical and behavioral health providers
  3. Define what it means to screen for suicide risk.
  4. Review the current state of evidence-based and clinical-based
    practice for suicide risk screening in primary care, the community, and mental health settings.
  5. Summarize current controversy surrounding screening.
  6. Learn how to identify risk factors for and promote protective factors to prevent, youth suicide.
  7. Learn the current best practice recommendations for empirically supported treatments for youth suicide


Target Audience:

Family members who may be integrated into an agency, and psychologists, counselors, social workers, educators, nurses, and other mental health professionals who are interested in integrating family members as staff in a professional environment.

Continuing Education Credits:

ACT 48 2.0

CADC 2.0

NBCC 2.0

Psychologist 2.0

SW 2.0

CEU 0.2

We are pleased to offer Act 48, CADC, NBCC, Psychologist, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast. Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

For ACT 48--Please download the packet here.

If you have questions, please contact
Jennifer Lichok at lichokjl@upmc.edu

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.



The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal. For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.



Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming the indicated hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.


For Technical Support: email connellp@upmc.edu  or call Patrick Connell at 412-802-6906 

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