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Suicide, CSSRS, Safety Planning and You

Gail Flack, LCSW



As part of its commitment to the national Zero Suicide Initiative, Parkside is committed to using evidence-based, best-practice tools for treatment of suicide. To meet this standard, all Parkside clinicians are trained in use of the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) assessment tool, Stanley-Brown safety planning intervention, and Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM).

Zero Suicide training standards call for annual refresher training in an organization’s suicide assessment and treatment methods. This training provides a review of the C-SSRS assessment tool, Stanley-Brown safety planning intervention, and CALM interventions. The presenter will discuss Parkside-specific issues that have been identified through record reviews. Clinicians will be provided an opportunity to discuss their experiences with the methods and ask questions.

Learning objectives:

1) Clinicians will understand the dynamics of suicide risk; specifically, how failed belongingness, perceived burdensomeness, and learned fearlessness interact to create suicide risk.
2) Clinicians will understand how to use the C-SSRS assessment tool to develop an accurate picture of a patient’s suicide risk.
3) Clinicians will understand use of the Stanley-Brown safety planning intervention and CALM interventions.

2 CEUS:  Oklahoma LPC, LADC (2 hrs. Mental Health), CADC, LCSW, LMFT,  and Case Management.  Nursing certificate of participation.  Pre-registration is required.

About the Presenter:  Gail Flack, LCSW

Gail Flack is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who currently practices in the outpatient department at Parkside. Her past experience includes prior work on inpatient psychiatric treatment units, work in Community Mental Health, residential care and various nonprofit social service organizations. She is active with and current chair of Parkside’s “Zero Suicide” committee. Flack holds a Master’s of Social work degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Social Work, and is credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Friday, February 23, 2024
noon to 2:00 p.m. This workshop will be in the Parkside cafeteria. $ 15 covers the session, lunch and materials.