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CE Workshop: Talk Saves Lives: Suicide Prevention as an Ethical Imperative
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When: 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Georgia Nurses Association (The Education Center)
3032 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, Georgia  30329-2655
United States
Presenter: Doreen S. Marshall, PhD
Contact: Amy Han Dietrich, Director of Continuing Education and Communications
(404) 634-6272

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It is an ethical imperative that clinicians are prepared to address suicide and to prevent suicide in their clients. This workshop will review current research and best practices in suicide prevention as well as help clinicians to assess their competence in suicide prevention using the APA Code of Ethics as a guide. This workshop will also explore how to support those with lived experience of suicide and suicide loss in an ethical and compassionate manner. The ethical imperative of clinician self-care while working with high-risk clients will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize recent research and best practices in suicide prevention 
  2. Assess whether they are meeting the ethical mandate to provide competent services to those at risk for suicide and those impacted by suicide, using principles of the APA Code of Ethics as a guide.
  3. Describe the importance of clinician self-care while working with high-risk clients in order to maintain ethical practice.

    CE: 3 (Ethics) hours

    Level: Introductory

      About the Presenter:

      Dr. Doreen Marshall is a licensed psychologist in GA and Vice President of Programs for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). As part of the leadership team of AFSP, Dr. Marshall oversees suicide prevention education program as well as the suicide loss and healing programs for the organizations 85 chapters across the United States. Dr. Marshall is a nationally-known expert in suicide prevention, having spent much of the last 15 years as a trainer, clinician and consultant in the area of suicide prevention. Dr. Marshall is a graduate of Georgia State University where she earned a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology in 2005.

      Registration Costs:

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before October 7, 2016 to receive this rate.)

      • $70: GPA Members
      • $105: Non-members
      • $20: GPA Student Members

      Registration (After October 7, 2016)

      • $80: GPA Members
      • $115: Non-members
      • $30: GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Amy Dietrich via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to October 14, 2016. No refunds will be given after October 14, 2016.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.