Understanding and Responding to Suicide in Our Communities

Understanding and Responding to Suicide in Our Communities


Friday, February 10 at 1:00pm CST (lasts approximately 1 hour)
Registration Fee:

Free (CEU for $10 fee)Program Description:


This training will help clinicians explore their own thoughts and reactions to suicide in order to help them remain regulated when someone on their caseload becomes suicidal. Understanding and recognizing a variety of vulnerabilities to suicide will be addressed, including both long and short term risk factors for the general population and the relationship of diagnoses on Axis I and Axis II to suicide risk. A step-by-step guide to managing suicide before, during and after acute suicide crisis will be presented. Research related to effective prevention and intervention strategies will be discussed.

Program Presenters:
Ronda Oswalt Reitz, PhD

, earned her PhD from the University of Kansas in psychology. She currently works for the Missouri Department of Mental Health developing DBT programming. She provides consultation and supervision to staff in both public and private mental health settings in the U.S. She was the previous DBT Program Coordinator for Fulton State Hospital. 

Continuing Professional Education:


We offer the following accreditation which is available during the Web Conference, via a link below the video window: The University of Missouri-St Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this activity.MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.Conference Actions: