Advanced Suicide Risk Management & Triage Training is designed for professionals who have first contact with persons at risk for suicidal behaviours. This workshop prepares participants to make an initial assessment of risk for suicide and to “triage” the at-risk person to a professional for further assessment and care.
This training presents highly accessible and evidence-based information designed to teach professionals how to recognize someone may be contemplating suicide, how to talk to them, and how to provide life-saving assistance. Our programme aims to translate evidence-based knowledge into useful skills and helpful interventions for those wishing to assist suicidal persons.
Advanced Suicide Risk Management & Triage training includes instruction on the use of a structured interview to gather data leading the interviewer to establish a crisis management plan or intervention. The triage process results in a systematic and evidence-based process for determining level of risk in order to determine the level of intervention required. The triage process will help determine the need for, plan, and carry out a referral for further evaluation and or treatment.
Dr Louisa Walker
Louisa, along with her husband Grant, is a Director of Walker Psychology and Consulting Ltd.
Louisa received her Doctorate in psychology from the University of Idaho with a research emphasis on both cross-cultural and biological psychology. She has 25 years of clinical experience working extensively with GPs and specialists in efforts to build innovative treatment models integrating psychological services into general practice medicine. She developed a Department of Behavioural Health for a regional US medical clinic and has worked with primary mental health care projects in New Zealand since 2002.
Since moving to New Zealand Louisa has worked in private practice, was a consultant to the Hawke's Bay DHB acute mental health service, and has worked with several PHOs in ongoing efforts to further develop strategies to improve mental health treatment in primary care.
Louisa served as the Clinical Manager for a Ministry of Health funded suicide bereavement service delivered by Clinical Advisory Services Aotearoa (CASA). She has worked in the areas of suicide prevention and postvention both in the US and New Zealand. She has worked with the NZ Coroner’s office developing psychological autopsy services investigating deaths by suicide. Louisa currently consults with a wide variety of organisations regarding suicide prevention and has been instrumental in the development of both online and face to face suicide prevention training programmes in New Zealand.
Wednesday 18 May, 9am - 3.30pm
This workshop will be delivered via ZOOM. Once you have completed your registration, you will receive the login details 1 week prior to the workshop.