For Practitioners: Finding the Connection: Therapeutic Work with Suicidal Clients

October 20, 2017 | December 8, 2017
Wellspring Family Services, Seattle

As a follow-up to our "Working With Suicidal Clients" workshop, this 3-hour training session seeks to explore and understand the challenges facing therapists who hope to join suicidal clients on a path out of self-destructive coping. Therapists of any theoretical background will be provided a framework for psychotherapy with suicidal clients. 

Prerequisite: Completion of Wellspring's "Working with Suicidal Clients" workshop. 

3 CEUs

Upcoming workshop dates in Seattle: 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017


  • Establishing the frame of treatment.
  • Understanding common aspects of the suicidal process.
  • Using psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral strategies to address suicide risk.
  • Common problems in treatment with suicidal clients: Countertransference, crisis management, hospitalization and breaking confidentiality.
  • Documentation.