Risk Assessment, Suicide Prevention, and Telehealth: Considerations and Practices
Saturday, January 16th, 2021
9 a.m. through 12 noon
The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) recently polled 650 counselors, finding that in 2019 35% of counselors who provide direct client care offered telehealth, whereas 95% now provide telehealth. This massive transition to telehealth was undoubtedly ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for clinicians to provide therapy while social distancing. Given recent revisions to Florida law related to mandatory reporting of imminent risk of harm to self or others, clinicians who are relatively new to telehealth have been pondering important questions, such as:
• What if an emergency happens, and I’m not sure where my client is?
• How do I conduct risk assessments when I’m not even in the same building as the client?
• How can I give my high-risk clients a more “personal touch” that fosters therapeutic alliance when we’re sitting behind screens?
In this 3-hour webinar, we’ll explore these questions and collaborate on strategies, practices, and resources aimed at equipping attendees to provide care with high-risk clients via telehealth.
1. Articulate an understanding of Florida law and mandated reporting.
2. Identify risk assessment tools that can be used in telehealth.
3. Expand your clinical toolkit for fostering a therapeutic relationship with high-risk clients in a telehealth environment.
$10 for PBA Students.
$29 for SFACC Clinical & Affiliate Members.
$39 for non‑SFACC members.
Free for affiliate members/pastors.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your registration code.
About the Presenter
LMHC, LMFT, NCC, CCMHC, CFMHE, CFBA
Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with certifications in addictions, alcohol and drug counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical mental health counseling, trauma treatment, forensic mental health evaluation, and forensic behavioral analysis. He serves as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, a national not-for-profit board officially endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association that provides training, certification and professional advocacy for licensed mental health professionals specializing in forensic mental health evaluation. He serves as Southeastern Regional Director and Ethics Committee Liaison for the American Mental Health Counselors Association and President and Chair of Education, Training Standards, and Continuing Education for the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association.
Affiliate membership is free for Pastors, Church Ministry Leaders, Lay Counselors, Marriage Mentors, Counseling students, non‑licensed counselors, and retired counselors.
Sponsored by the Graduate Counseling Program of Palm Beach Atlantic University and South Florida Association of Christian Counselors
This workshop has been approved for 3 (general) hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-800334 (CE Broker Provider BAP #820).
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