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  • April 28, 2023
  • April 29, 2023
  • The Riverside Hotel - Boise

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SAVING LIVES: Effective Assessment, Intervention, & Treatment for Suicide 

APRIL 28 & 29, 2023



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Day One - Friday

  7:00AM  Special Fellows Breakfast

 Quiet Bar
  7:30AM  Registration Desk Opens for Attendee Sign-In / Continental
 Breakfast provided



 6.0 CE

 CAMS-care Suicide Prevention: The State of the Field & a
Primeon the Collaborative Assessment & Management of   Suicidality
- presented by Raymond P. Tucker, PhD

This workshop will describe the problem of suicide and relay evidence-based assessment and intervention solutions, including but not limited to the CAMS Framework®.  

10:00AM  15-minute break

10:15AM    CAMS presentation continued  Tamarack

12:15PM  Lunch on own



 Registration Desk Opens for Attendee Sign-In

  1:30PM  CAMS presentation continued

 15-minute break / Refreshments provided



 1.0 CE 

 Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners:  2023 Updates to Laws, Rules, Procedures & Ethical Concerns - presented by Eric Silk, PhD, MSCP, & Helen Napier, PhD, ABPP  Tamarack
   4:45PM  CE concludes

   5:00PM  Welcome Reception & Student Poster Session

 Patio &
   6:30PM  Dinner on own


TOTAL CE AVAILABLE FOR DAY ONE:  7.0 CE hours (1.0 in ethics) for attending all
underlined sessions above.  See Continuing Education Information below for important details.

Day Two - Saturday

   7:30AM  Registration Desk Opens / Continental Breakfast Fireplace


 1.0 CE

Suicide in Idaho & Evidence-Based Follow-Up Support for Adults & Adolescents with Suicidal Ideation:  Lessons Learned through the St. Luke's "SPARC" Trial 

- presented by Anna Radin, DrPH

This session will include a review of the latest national and Idaho-specific epidemiologic data on suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and suicide deaths, with data disaggregated by age and sex. The session will describe the elevated risk for suicide during periods of care transition and will present efficacy data for several brief contact interventions that can be feasibly delivered at scale to mitigate suicide risk. The study design and lessons learned from the first two years of the Suicide Prevention Among Recipients of Care (SPARC) Trial, a large, pragmatic comparative effectiveness randomized clinical trial at St. Luke’s Health System (n=1,510) funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The study includes adult and adolescent patients who screened positive for suicidal ideation during an emergency department or primary care encounter. Participants are randomized to one of two evidence-based brief contact interventions and receive follow-up support virtually for 12 months. People with lived experience with suicide have advised on all aspects of the trial, and this session will include discussion of the value of engaging patients and caregivers with lived experience in designing and implementing suicide prevention interventions.

   9:00AM  Sector Meetings:  Academic, Private & Public

   9:30AM  15-minute break



2.0 CE

 Suicide Risk Assessment & Intervention in Youth &
- presented by Gretchen Gudmundsen, PhD

This session will focus on how to assess and intervene with suicidal youth. The session will briefly review the scope of youth suicidality nationally and locally. The session will clarify evidence-based components of screening, assessment and intervention with youth with attention to practical clinical application and implementation in a broad range of clinical settings. Will discuss how to integrate parents and family, as well as share specific local resources for clinicians working with individuals who are involved with suicidal youth.

 11:45AM  IPA Annual Membership Meeting & Luncheon
 (IPA Members Only)

   Lunch (on own) for other attendees

   1:00PM Registration Desk Opens for Attendee Sign-In  Fireplace

   1:15PM  Graduate Student Presentations



1.5 CE

 Ethical Decision-Making Relating to Suicide - presented by
 the IPA Ethics Committee
   3:15PM  15-minute break / Refreshments provided

   3:30PM   Meeting Idaho's Needs & Combatting Suicide with

 Enhanced Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (IPA Members Only)
 presented by the IPA EDI Task Force


   4:00PM    Convention concludes


TOTAL CE AVAILABLE FOR DAY TWO:  4.5 CE hours (1.5 in ethics) for attending all
underlined sessions above.  See Continuing Education Information below for important details.


Raymond P. Tucker, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychology at Louisiana State University where he founded the Mitigation of Suicidal Behavior (MOSB) research laboratory. As a clinical assistant professor of psychology at LSUHSC/OLOL, he trains medical staff/students in suicide-specific evidence-based assessment and intervention protocols. In his role as the director of the National Suicidology Training Center (NSTC), Raymond provides trainings on a series of suicide-specific interventions, including suicide safety planning, postvention programming, and ethical considerations in suicide risk assessment.

Helen Napier, PhD, ABPP-Clinical, is an Ohio State Buckeye who completed her BA in Psychology and Women's Studies in 1984. She earned her PhD in counseling psychology from Washington State University in 1993, and served in the US Navy as a land and shipboard psychologist from 1992-2002. 

Dr. Napier worked as a civilian Navy psychologist from 2002-2011, and was trained in pain management while serving as the Team Psychologist for the Comprehensive Combat Casualty Care Center, at Naval Medical Center, San Diego CA from 2005-2007. 

Since moving to Idaho in 2011, she has been the pain psychologist for Saltzer Medical Group and Snake River Surgery Center in Boise, and the Team Psychologist for St. Alphonsus Comprehensive Pain and Spine.  Currently, she is a member of the Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners.

Eric Silk, PhD, MSCP, is the Training Director of the Clinical Psychopharmacology Program and a Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy at Idaho State University. Dr. Silk has an extensive history of experience in psychopharmacology and assessment of psychological, neuropsychological, and substance use disorders.

Dr. Silk earned a B.S. in psychology from Michigan State University. He completed a M.A. in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He then worked as a Research Coordinator at the Substance Use Research Center at the New York State Psychiatric Institute affiliated with the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. His Ph.D. is in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Neuropsychology from Nova Southeastern University. He also completed a post-doc M.S. in psychopharmacology at Nova Southeastern.

Dr. Silk’s career path led him to Wyoming, where he continued to teach, developed a psychological practice, and pursued leadership in the Wyoming Psychological Association. He was an associate professor of psychology at Northwest College and is currently an Assistant Lecturer at University of Wyoming and University of Idaho. He was the president of the Wyoming Psychological Association from 2017-2018. Dr. Silk is a licensed clinical psychologist in Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho.  Currently, he is a member of the Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners.

Anna K. Radin, DrPH, is an epidemiologist, research scientist, and experienced public health leader.  Dr. Radin has a doctoral degree in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in health behavior and health education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and nearly 15 years of public health research and practice experience. She is currently an applied research scientist at St. Luke’s Health System and Principal Investigator for two large randomized controlled trials related to mental health and suicide prevention, both funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Her career has focused primarily on bringing evidence-based practices to scale and tailoring public health programs to reach populations most in need using research or routine program data. Before moving back to Idaho, Dr. Radin worked in maternal-child health and HIV for nearly a decade with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Department of State supporting programs in 36 countries, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. She brings an understanding of how to balance scientific rigor with pragmatism in rural and resource-limited settings, and the power of partnering with a wide range of stakeholders, with the aim of scaling up data-driven programming to optimize patient outcomes and save lives. 

Gretchen R. Gudmundsen, PHD
Gretchen Gudmundsen, PhD, oversees diagnostic assessment and therapeutic intervention for the St. Luke's Children's Day Treatment Center.  She provides psychological evaluation and consultation to assist in diagnosis and intervention planning with children and adolescents with psychiatric conditions.

Dr. Gudmundsen works with a broad range of youth with cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges, and has expertise in behavioral assessment and intervention with adolescents dealing with depression, bipolar disorder, and suicidal and self-harming tendencies.

Dr. Gudmundsen earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Dartmouth College and her doctorate in child clinical psychology from the University of Denver. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital, then joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences. She was also an attending clinical psychologist in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

 IPA Ethics

The following IPA Ethics Committee Members will present an interactive session on Saturday.  

Walter L. Campbell, PhD
Kevin Kracke, PhD, LCPC, ABPP
Leanne Parker, PhD

Elizabeth List

Elizabeth List, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, an associate professor, and the chair of the Psychology department at Northwest Nazarene University. She enjoys teaching clinical application classes (such as Human Diversity, Counseling Skills, and Human Sexuality) and taking students on her biennial trip to Europe to study the roots of the history of Psychology. Her current research interests include the mitigation of stress effects on college students and how to effectively educate students on diversity issues. 

Anne Stegenga, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist who has worked with severe mental illness in adults at a state hospital setting for the past 6 years.  She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2012 and graduated with a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in 2017. 

Dr. Stegenga is a Staff Psychologist and Senior Designated Examiner for a psychiatric inpatient state hospital in Idaho. She is a Site Training Director and the Diversity Committee Chair for the Idaho Psychology Internship Consortium.  She is the founder and Chair of her state hospital’s Task Force for Cultural Inclusion.  She is the co-founder and Co-Chair of the Idaho Psychological Association’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force.  She is the Public Sector Representative, a Board member, and an Advocacy Committee member for the Idaho Psychological Association.  She is also a committee member of the Division 18’s Diversity Committee. 

Her passions are in social justice, human rights and macro-level change greatly fostered by her education in Las Vegas and Chicago.  She very much enjoys her daily work conducting psychological assessments, restoring patients’ legal competence to proceed, and providing clinical supervision for doctoral level psychology students.

CE speaker disclosures


This continuing education event is intended for post-doctorate-level psychologists; however, other licensed health and mental health care providers are welcome to attend. This event 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 11.5 continuing education (CE) credits are available for full attendance of this two-day event.  Full attendance on Friday will earn 7.0 CE credits; full attendance on Saturday will earn 4.5 CE credits. CE credit may also be earned on a session-by-session basis. The credit available for each individual session is listed on the Schedule above. 

Other health/mental health professionals
This conference provides a total of 11.5 contact hours for full attendance.  Attendance letters will be provided. Contact your board or professional association for your specific CE requirements.                                     

PLEASE READ - IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS This activity will be held in-person only.  Continuing education credit is awarded to participants who attend sessions in their entirety.  Comfort/lunch breaks are noted in the Schedule.  A brief grace period of up to 10% of full session time (e.g., 6 minutes for a 1-hour session) with a maximum of 20 minutes for longer sessions (e.g., 20 minutes for a 6-hour session) may be applied.  CE credit(s) will be provided only to individuals who sign-in upon arrival, attend entire sessions and pickup their CE letter upon departure.  Please plan to arrive a few minutes early in case of traffic or parking delays.

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Call 208.343.1871 by April 6 & ask for the Idaho psychological association room block.   

IPA has reserved a "limited" group of sleeping rooms, Standard King or Two Queens, at a special rate for Convention attendees.  The group rate for those rooms is $157 plus local taxes and fees (rate does not include hotel breakfast).  The group room block is limited in size and will be held only until April 6.  After April 6, attendees may continue to book rooms, as available, at the prevailing non-group rate.  

Click here for more information on The Riverside Hotel and its amenities (e.g., their new outdoor heated saltwater pool, free airport shuttle, bicycle rental, etc.).  The hotel is located at 2900 W Chinden Blvd in Boise.  

Check-in time is 4:00PM.  Check out time is 11:00AM.  

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