Acute suicide crises can be challenging enough for mental health professionals, but the problem is even more challenging when a client's suicidality becomes chronic.


To help clinicians learn more about this critical topic, Menninger is proud to offer When the Crisis Persists: Ethical Treatment of Chronic Suicidality, a free webinar presented by Julie Skutch, PhD, a staff psychologist at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston and a former psychologist at Menninger.


This virtual continuing education event is set for Friday, August 2, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT.


About the Webinar

Chronic suicidality comes to mean different things to patients and providers, often eliciting strong reactions in clinicians, and taxing their skill, stamina, and resources. During the webinar, Dr. Skutch will consider chronic suicidality, centered on the inherent conflict between the patient's perception of suicide as a solution and the provider's perception of suicide as a problem. Effective and ethical intervention strategies will be discussed, with a focus on typical countertransference reactions to this therapeutic task.


Webinar Registration

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Continuing Education

3.0 contact/credit/clock hours have been designated by The Menninger Clinic for:

  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Addictions professionals
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists
  • Licensed professional counselors