The 2013 CPNP Annual Meeting Pre-Meeting Workshop is focused on one of the most challenging issues of our day-suicide. On Sunday, April 21, we kick off with a half-day workshop focused on developing state of the art skills necessary to tackle some of the most difficult and critical tasks in the assessment of suicide risk. In this training, Dr. Shawn Shea describes an innovative interviewing strategy for eliciting suicidal ideation, behaviors, and intent – the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (the CASE Approach).
The workshop starts with a focus on the seven practical validity techniques which form the cornerstones for effectively eliciting suicidal ideation: normalization, shame attenuation, the behavioral incident, gentle assumption, denial of the specific, the catch-all question, and symptom amplification. Dr. Shea demonstrates how these interviewing techniques can provide powerful gateways for uncovering the types of sensitive and taboo topics that may lead to suicidal thoughts including: physical abuse, drug abuse, antisocial behavior, and incest.
The workshop concludes with numerous demonstrations of how these validity techniques can be woven into a specific strategy for specifically uncovering suicidal ideation, behaviors, and intent using the CASE Approach. All interviewing techniques will be clearly demonstrated through active learning and the use of videotape examples from actual patient interviews.Read more about this session.