Academy of Human Development

FREE CONSULTATION: 65 - 6425 - 2422

UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 20 May 2016 - 19 May 2020)

Suicide Crisis Management: Critical Response to Suicide Threats and Attempts

INTRODUCTION

In the course of counselling, you may come across clients threatening and attempting suicide through different means, and you may be called to respond to such crises, be it through phone or onsite interventions. This training will equip you with the essential knowledge about suicide crisis management and operation of suicide crisis response team. It will also enable you to grasp the fundamental principles and practices in assessing and intervening an immediate suicide threat that is different from suicide ideation in pre-crisis scenarios.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course will help participants:

  • To grasp an understanding of crisis management and its application in suicide crises
  • To develop essential protocols and skills in responding to a suicidal threat

COURSE CONTENT

  • Introduction to crisis management and its application to suicide threats
  • Formation and operation of suicide crisis response team
  • Essential principles for engaging suicide attempters
  • Fundamental elements in suicide crisis assessment and interventions

PRE-REQUISITE

Trained in social work, counselling or related disciplines is preferred

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

All counsellors, healthcare workers, social workers, psychologists, teachers and principals, pastoral staff, and people involved in the helping profession.

AWARD

Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.

COURSE FEES

Fees S$

Course Fee (Nett)

$600

 

Subsidies/ Funding S$

VCF pre-approved funding at 30% per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff (Ref No. PAS00001978, End date of approval: 20 Jan 2021)

$180


TRAINER

Dr Carolyn Ng, PsyD, FT maintains a private practice, Anchorage for Loss and Transition (for more information, please visit: www.anchorage-for-loss.org).  She also serves as Associate Director and Faculty with the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition in Portland, OR, United States.  Previously, she was a Principal Counsellor with the Children’s Cancer Foundation in Singapore, specialising in cancer-related palliative care and bereavement counselling support.  She is a registered counsellor, master clinical member and approved clinical supervisor with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC).  She is also a Fellow in Thanatology (FT) registered with the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC), USA; as well as a consultant to a cancer support and bereavement ministry in Sydney, NSW, Australia.  She is certified in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Narrative Therapy as well.

Carolyn first graduated with Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales, Australia, majoring in psychology, followed by Master of Social Science (Counselling) from the Edith Cowan University, Australia and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (Conflict Management) from the Trinity Theological Seminary, USA.  She subsequently completed her doctoral training in psychology with the California Southern University, USA.  She is also trained in the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, USA, community crisis response by the National Organisation for Victim Assistance (NOVA), USA, as well as Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) by LivingWorks, Canada.  She is certified as Advanced Care Planning facilitator as well. 

Her wide counselling experiences cover youth delinquency issues, marital issues, family violence issues, mental health issues, incarceration issues, grief and loss issues, and crisis interventions.  She has varied supervisory experiences with such helping professionals as counsellors, social workers and therapists in diverse settings as well.  She also conducts training workshops and presents on various topics in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, as invited by different organizations both in Singapore and other countries like Malaysia, Taiwan, Bhutan, Australia and United States over the years. 

APPLICATION and ENQUIRIES

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6593 5284

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Course Schedule

Duration 14 Hours
Dates TBA
Timing 9.00am - 5.00pm
Trainer(s) Dr Carolyn Ng
Venue(s) Academy of Human Development