January 30, 2019

Additional Training Programs

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ABFT (Attachment-Based Family Therapy)

Attachment-Based Family Therapy is an empirically informed family therapy model specifically designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and depression. This is a 3-day virtual workshop in two parts. Part I is Day one, and part II includes Days two & three. Please email right away to save your spot.  For most attendees, it is set up for you to attend all three days, some professionals are limited to day one.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Counselors, Couple and Family Therapists, ER Physicians (Part One), Health Care Administrators (Part One), Mental Health Professionals, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Primary Care Physicians (Part One), and Social Workers. CEs available for purchase, not included.

CE’s are provided for this course at an additional cost $35/each.

To learn more about ABFT, contact:

Maria Gdontakis Pos
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
mpos@aocmhp.org

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AMSR (Assessing Managing Suicide Risk)

6.5 hour training, with CE’s available (one day virtual or in-person) AMSR offers one-day and half-day trainings in the latest research-informed suicide risk assessment and risk formulation designed for health and behavioral health care professionals working in a variety of settings. Online options available. Training is led by a trainer and typically allows for up to 40 participants. Participants who complete a full-day AMSR-Outpatient, AMSR-Inpatient, or AMSR-Substance Use Disorder (SUD) training are eligible for 6.5 continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) credits. Credit offerings vary by curriculum. These trainings are for clinicians managing client treatment and some versions are for behavioral health clinicians with a master’s degree or above.

Online AMSR for Health and BH Professionals working in Outpatient Settings.

To learn more about AMSR, contact:

Maria Gdontakis Pos
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
mpos@aocmhp.org

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CBT-SP (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention) Virtual 3-day

CBT-SP is a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy program designed for patients who have previously attempted or thought of suicide. The intervention teaches patients skills to use alternative ways of thinking and behaving during episodes of suicidal crises and assists them in building a network of mental health services and social supports to prevent future suicide attempts. It is designed to be provided by individual therapists on a one-to-one basis.

We have one of these set up for Youth-Serving professionals and another for Adult-Serving professionals.

To learn more about CBT-SP, contact:

Maria Gdontakis Pos
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
mpos@aocmhp.org

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DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Training: (5-day Virtual Training)

Five-Day training to include DBT Skills and detailed focus on suicide assessment/prevention/intervention: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly efficacious treatment developed by Marsha M. Linehan, PhD for multi-diagnostic, severely disordered individuals with borderline personality disorder and other problems of emotion dysregulation. Recent studies have shown that DBT skills, when provided in the context of a comprehensive DBT program, are highly effective at reducing suicidal behaviors and improving treatment outcomes.

  • This option may be preferable if the goal for most attendees will not be to implement a full DBT program at their respective practices.
  • This would not involve an application process or same level of prerequisite reading and homework as the CITI training.
  • Up to 100 participants allowed

To learn more about DBT, contact:

Maria Gdontakis Pos
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
mpos@aocmhp.org

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CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidology)

CAMS is a therapeutic framework for suicide-specific assessment and treatment of a patient’s suicidal risk. It is a flexible approach that can be used across theoretical orientations and disciplines for a wide range of suicidal patients across treatment settings and different treatment modalities. CAMS training is available in an online course, and in-person practical role-play training. CE’s available to participants at an additional cost of $36. A one-hour Teen CAMS supplement available after completing core CAMS. 3-phase approach that CAMS-care is promoting to be fully trained. That includes the individual online training, 1-day role play (virtual at this point), and consultation phone calls to support clinicians once they start utilizing CAMS. See more information below.

Fully trained in CAMS means completing all 3 components:

  • Completing CAMS Foundational online video course (3.5 hr) (Free: Valued at $99)
  • Completing 1-day (7.5 hour) training online to role play with others from organization or cohort. Provides opportunity to practice completing the Suicide Status Form with others from your organization or other mental health professionals learning the model. (Free: Valued at $200 per person)
  • Attending 4 Consultation Calls. After using CAMS with patients, clinicians will need to attend 4 calls that give clinicians a forum to discuss cases, best practices and work with experienced CAMS consultants to answer questions (Free: Valued at $60)

To learn more about CAMS, contact:

Maria Gdontakis Pos
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
mpos@aocmhp.org

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CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means)

The goal of CALM training is to help clients at risk of suicide and their families reduce access to lethal means, including firearms and medication. This two-hour course is designed primarily for mental health professionals; however, those who work with populations at risk for suicide, including social services professionals and health care providers, may also benefit from the course.

To learn more about CALM, contact:

Kris Bifulco
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
kbifulco@aocmhp.org

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QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)

QPR is an emergency mental health intervention for those experiencing a suicide crisis. The program seeks to train individuals who, because of their contact with those who may be at risk of suicide, are often in the best position to identify and refer people thinking about suicide to important resources and services. The one to two-hour training teaches individuals how to recognize warning signs of suicide in someone, and how to question, persuade and refer them to help.


To learn more about QPR, contact:

Colleen Caddel
Lines for Life
ColleenC@linesforlife.org

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Sources of Strength

An evidence-based program, Sources of Strength is designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing bullying, substance use and suicide. Evidence shows that Sources of Strength’s move away from a “shock and trauma” approach to suicide prevention, towards one that uses Hope, Help and Strength messaging works to positively change school and/or community cultures around help seeking behavior, codes of silence, and perceptions of adult support.

To learn more about Sources of Strength, contact:

Liz Thorne
Matchstick Consulting
liz@matchstickpdx.com