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Suicide Assessment and Intervention

  • 10/08/2021
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wilson Creek Winery 35960 Rancho California Road Temecula, CA 92591


Suicide Prevention Workshop 2021

Friday October 8th, 2021

Doors Open at 8:00 AM with workshop starting at 8:30 AM

Southwest Riverside County Chapter of CAMFT invites you to join us for the most amazing mandated Suicide Prevention Workshop in Southern California where you can learn, eat, and enjoy yourself with us in Temecula’s beautiful wine county!

"Suicide Assessment and Intervention"

Presented by Curt Widhalm, LMFT

Educational Goals:

Overall, the program is designed to educate licensed and pre-licensed clinicians in best practices and culturally appropriate assessments, interventions, post attempt follow up, and laws and ethics regarding clients who present with suicidality. The purpose of this program is to help therapists intervene with clients in a time of rising suicide rates. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe four preventive factors for suicide 
  • Identify four risk factors for suicide
  • Identify 3 legal and ethical responsibilities when clients present with suicidal ideation
  • List the 8 phases in the continuum of suicidal ideation
  • Develop a comprehensive 5 point safety plan

About the Speaker:

Curt Widhalm is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from Saint Joseph’s University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Montana State University. He has clinical experience with clients from a variety of different backgrounds, ages, experiences, and reasons for seeking help.

Curt earned his Marriage & Family Therapist License in 2009. During the process of earning his license, he has worked in clinical, school, and community mental health settings. Curt’s background work includes work with children, adults, couples, families, and groups. He recognizes that each client is unique and requires an individualized approach for the best possible treatment outcome. Curt is also the co-founder of CANDDI, a clinic specializing in assessing and providing psychotherapy to individuals affected by special needs. He is certified in EMDR, which is a specialized approach to working with clients who have undergone trauma.

This lecture–format course meets the qualifications for six (6) hours of continuing education credit for LMFT's, LCSW's, LEP's, and LPCC's required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  This course satisfies the California BBS 2020-2021 Suicide Prevention requirements for Psychologists, MFT's, Counselors, and Social Workers.  This course level is for beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioners.  This course is intended for people working in mental health care, public health, education, justice, or social services.

Southwest Riverside County Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's, LCSW's, LEP's, and LPCC's. Southwest Riverside County CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Included with presentation is a gourmet wine country breakfast and lunch:

Breakfast:  A continental breakfast with morning beverages will be served at 8 am as people are registering.

Lunch:  A gourmet buffet lunch with main courses of chicken and red meat, vegetables, salad and beverages are included in the cost of the workshop.

Location: Wilson Creek Winery (map)

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Register for both Suicide and Law and save $10 on the Law and Ethics Workshop!  After you register we will send you a discount code for the Law and Ethics.

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

(Southwest Riverside Chapter of CAMFT is an Approved Continuing Education Provider, Provider #4843, registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences)

Due to the elegant environment of this SWRC-CAMFT Event, seating is limited in this venue, so all registrations must be received by October 1st, 2021 by 5pm.  There is no registering for this workshop in person.

Due to the logistics of this SWRC-CAMFT Event, any request for cancellation must be received no less than ten (10) days prior to this SWRC-CAMFT Event. Additionally, a request for cancellation is subject to a $25.00 administration fee. No cancellations for this SWRC-CAMFT Event will be available less than ten (10) days prior to this SWRC-CAMFT Event.

While SWRC-CAMFT strives to to assure fair treatment for all participants, there will be occasional issues which come to the attention of the workshop staff which will require action on the part of the SWRC-Board. Please put all grievances in writing about a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, the style of presentation, workshop offering, its’content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered.  SWRC-CAMFT will keep all grievances in confidentiality and work to remedy the situation as quickly as possible.

SWRC-CAMFT  will accommodate any special requests to a reasonable degree including those with wheelchair needs, hearing and sight impairments, and learning disabilities.  We do not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, or other prohibited basis. SWRC-CAMFT will meet all applicable local, state, and federal standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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