Morris County Psychological Association
You are invited to join us at our monthly zoom program:
Trends in Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Adolescence
Marc A Gironda, PsyD and Katherine L Feingold, MD
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.
When: Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021
9:00 - 9:30 Coffee and Talking to Colleagues (separate zoom link)
9:30-10:30 a.m. Presentation
Where: Zoom – address emailed prior to the event upon registration
Cost: $20 (non-MCPA members)
$10 (MCPA members)
Contact: Nancy Sidhu at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or prefer not to register online. Anyone requesting accommodations as per Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Nancy Sidhu 14 days ahead of the zoom event.
Please register online by Monday, January 11th 2021 at www.mcpanj.com.
1.0 CE Credit Available
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.
Refunds will be granted for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event start time or due to technological difficulties with the zoom process.