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Trends in Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Adolescents
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM EST
Category: Affiliate Programs

The Morris County Psychological Association invites you to join us at our General Meeting and monthly zoom program:
Trends in Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Adolescents (1.0 CE Credit)
Presented by:  Marc A. Gironda, PsyD and Katherine L. Feingold, MD

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
MCPA General Meeting 9:00am; CE program 9:30am-10:30 am
Zoom – address emailed prior to the event upon registration

Cost: $20 (non-MCPA members) | $10 (MCPA members) | $0 students
This program is approved for 1 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $15 for NJPA members, $25 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.
Please register online by Monday, January 11, 2021 at www.mcpanj.com.

Contact: Nancy Sidhu at [email protected] if you have any questions or prefer not to register online.

Dr. Marc Gironda is the Chief Psychologist at the Bartky HealthCare Center in Livingston, NJ. He specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults.
Dr. Katherine Feingold is a psychiatrist at the Bartky HealthCare Center in Livingston, NJ. She is Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Rates of suicide ideation and mental health concerns have been rising for several years. The impact of the COVID19 Pandemic and associated restrictions on adolescents’ abilities to socialize, go to school, and seek support is profound. Social distancing and loneliness have made it even more difficult for teens and young adults to cope with the typical developmental challenges of their age. This presentation will address assessing and intervening with adolescents with suicidal ideation, and consider the current impacts of the COVID19 pandemic.

Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Describe three risk factors for suicide attempts and suicide in teens, and two protective factors...
2. Identify four critical steps in risk assessment and formulation.
3. Describe three components of an intervention plan for teens at elevated risk of suicide.
4. List five behaviors psychologists can assess in teens on medication for depression and suicidal ideation, and further describe how to effectively collaborate with the treating psychiatrist about these behaviors.

This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter. The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict of interest for this program.

This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

Refunds will be granted (less administrative fees) for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event start time.