Suicide Assessment

A relational approach to suicide assessment privileges the therapeutic potential of the interview, and it stresses the importance of balance. Clinicians learn to continually engage in productive juxtaposition: risks with resources, the potential for danger with opportunities for safety, intra-and inter-personal complications and possibilities, understandings derived from an empathic grasp of the client's desperation and a professional appreciation of key considerations. 

Workshop options range from 1-hour keynotes and 2-hour introductions to 2-day in-depth trainings. I sometimes give these talks alone and sometimes with Dr. Gralnik.