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Self-Injury and Suicidal Behavior with Robert D Canning, PhD

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Length: 1 hour 40 minutes

Robert D Canning, PhD, Senior Psychologist Specialist, California Correctional Health Care Services, Elk Grove, CA

The recognition, response, and treatment of individuals at elevated risks of suicide or self-harm are some of the most important and difficult tasks for psychologists. Practitioners are rightly cautious when working with suicidal patients since litigation after suicide deaths can be onerous, expensive, and demoralizing. In this presentation at the California Psychological Association’s 2015 annual convention, Dr. Canning reviewed and discussed the standard of care for suicidal patients and methods to improve patient safety.

Learning Objectives:

1.            Recognize the elements of the standard of care for suicidal patients.

2.            Explain the core competencies of suicide risk and management.

3.            Construct an appropriate safety plan for a suicidal patient.





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California Psychological Association