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Suicide Risk Factors: Protective Factors and Ongoing Assessment Presented by Dr. Nicole Rafanello, Ph.D.

  • 13 Apr 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Zoom - link to be emailed to registrants prior to the event
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    Suicide Risk Factors:  Protective Factors and Ongoing Assessment

    Presented by:

    Dr. Nicole Rafanello, Ph.D.


    Dr. Rafanello is in private practice in Morristown, NJ.  She provides forensic services for individuals, attorneys, the courts and the community, as well as both individual and group skills training in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).  She also provides supervision, consultation and training to therapist groups in DBT.


    This CE program will assist the attendee with identifying the risk and protective factors relating to suicidal ideation and behaviors in multiple clinical populations.  The attendee will be able to recognize the need for baseline and ongoing suicide assessment and be familiar with the importance of context, culture, race and the therapeutic relationship in assessing suicide risk and ideation.  The attendee will also learn about the researched tools in the field to assist in the assessment of suicide.      


    Learning Objectives:  By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

1.   Identify at least 5 historical or static risk factors and 5 dynamic risk factors for suicide.
2.  Name at least 5 protective risk factors that consider the race, culture, and context of the individual.
3.  Know some of the risk assessment measures for suicide and how to use them. 

This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians 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, April 13th  2022

                    9:30-10:30 a.m. (9:00 am for zoom networking)

Where:     zoom – address emailed prior to the event upon


Cost:         $20 (non-MCPA members)

                    $10 (MCPA members)

                    $0 students


Contact:   Hayley Hirschmann hh1mail@aol.com if you have any questions or prefer not to register online. Anyone requesting accommodations as per Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Hayley Hirschmann 7 days ahead of the zoom event.

Please register online by Monday, April 11th  2022



1.0 CE Credit Available

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.

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.

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