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Suicide Risk Management & Self Compassion Webinar

  • November 12, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • via Zoom


  • Presented by Dr. Berlin
  • Presented by Drs. Basu & Woodard
  • Presented by Drs. Basu & Woodard
  • Presented by Dr. Berlin

Webinar Description - Two-Part Event

The morning session will focus on suicide risk assessment in general and interviewing techniques in particular.  It will include case vignettes to simulate live risk assessments for experiential training in the complex process of thinking and feeling one’s way into the experience of another person.  Will also include discussion on the possibility of walled-off, pre-symbolic states that can invite unintentional clinical non-responsiveness and how to identify and engage for more genuine patient history and mental status; historical and contemporary perspectives on various topics; the intertwining of evaluation and treatment; teamwork; and management of poor outcomes. 

The afternoon session will be interactive and include a review of the evidence supporting the use of a compassion-focused approach to enhance health care provider wellness.  Attendees will be provided with specific tools that they, as health care providers, can incorporate into their workflow and patient care. 



8:30AM-MT  - 11:45AM-MT

3 CE Hrs w/15 min break mid session

Suicide Risk Assessment & Management 2021.  Foundation & New Directions:  An Experiential Approach  “I feel like there’s more to the story.”  

1:00PM-MT  -  3:00PM-MT

2 CE Hrs

Exploring Compassion Training as Burnout Inoculation for Healthcare Professionals 

The underlined sessions on this Schedule are available for CE credit.  Full verified attendance of all underlined activities will earn five (5.0) CE hours.  A total of three (3.0) CE hours are available for full attendance of the morning session.  A total of two (2.0) CE hours are available for full attendance of the afternoon session.  Credit may be earned on a session-by-session basis.  See additional detailed information under Continuing Education Information below.  

Learning objectives & instructional-level information.

About the Speakers

In his 30+ years practicing psychiatry, Jon S. Berlin, MD, has focused on providing and improving emergency psychiatric services.  Dr. Berlin has used his hands-on experience providing such services in the community and his research to assist numerous groups tasked with evaluating and redesigning systems for patients with suicidal ideation and he helped introduce “uncooperative” criterion for emergency detention to limit the use of excessive force on cooperative individuals in crisis. Dr. Berlin is a recipient of the Holloman Award for outstanding achievement and service to emergency psychiatry from the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry.

Bornali Basu, PhD, is a licensed psychologist on the clinical faculty at the Department of Psychiatry, NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in New York focused on compassion and mindfulness based approaches to cultivating joy. She completed her internship and a post-doctoral fellowship in cardiac psychology at the NYU School of Medicine, and previously was a senior staff psychologist at Bellevue Hospital where she founded, and was the Director of the Mind-Body Program. She is dually certified to teach CCT through the Center for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education at the Stanford School of Medicine, and the Compassion Institute.

Sara Owens Woodard, PhD, is a retired psychologist, who now works as a consultant and trainer. She is a certified Compassion Cultivation Teacher. As a psychologist, her focus was on the clinical application of attachment theory with young children and their families. Sara now trains people in kindness and compassion practices, emotion regulation skills, how to develop healthy, collaborative relationships, and burnout prevention and recovery. Sara hosts an online community called Practical Application of Compassion Training (PACT). She lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley in Oregon. She can be reached at: sara@saraowenswoodard.com or compassionwithstrength.com.

Karen Mott, BSN, RN, OCN, is a former hospice nurse who has been working in the field of oncology for over a decade. She is currently an Oncology Nurse Navigator in Palliative Care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.  

Continuing Education Information


This webinar is intended for post-doctorate-level psychologists; however, other licensed health and mental health care providers are welcome to attend.  This workshop is sponsored by the Idaho Psychological Association. The Idaho Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Idaho Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

A total of five (5.0) continuing education credits will be available to psychologists for full attendance of both parts of this event.  Three (3.0) credits are available for full attendance of the morning session and two (2.0) credits are available for full attendance of the afternoon session.  Credit may be earned on a session-by-session basis.

Other health/mental health professionals
This event provides a total of five (5.0) contact hours; three (3.0) hours are available for the morning session and two (2.0) for the afternoon session.  Attendance letters will be provided. Contact your licensing board or professional association regarding questions specific to your continuing education requirements.       

Important please read:  This activity will be held via Zoom.  Attendees will be expected to verify their participation via a method that will be announced at the beginning of each session (e.g., passing a post-test, code words, or roll call, etc.).  

Even if you are not new to the technology, plan to log-in early to give yourself wiggle room, as Zoom is often making security updates that may require a few extra minutes of log-in time. 

Registrants will receive electronic handouts and log-in information for the webinar a few days before the event via email.  Please watch for that message.  Thanks for your interest in attending this webinar!

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