WEBSITE: Out newly designed website is coming soon, to better serve the interests and needs of our members. Keep using the same web address (www.psppr.org) and look for big changes this fall.
MEMBERSHIP: Membership renewal and new membership applications will now be processed on a calendar year schedule. Look for updates later in the fall about paying your membership dues. If you were a 2015-2016 member, your membership has been extended until Jan. 1, 2017 for free!
Crisis Intervention Strategies for Suicidal Patients, hosted by Dr. Barry Koch
October 26, 6-8pm, Newman University
The total number of suicides in the US has increased for 9 years in a row since 2005, and the number of suicide attempts was over 1,000,000 for the first time in 2014. Colorado's suicide rate ranks fifth among US states, and is the second leading cause of death for Coloradans aged 10-34. This seminar will detail the factors that increase and decrease the risk of suicide, as well as the steps a community can take to create a successful suicide prevention system. Dr. Koch will also discuss crisis intervention principles that can help therapists who work with suicidal patients.
This year’s ethics program will include Dr. Oraker presenting additional information on Competent Constellations’ structural limitations and advocacy for practitioners facing a complaint, discussing assistance, support and resources in a safe place.
Dr. Oraker’s presentation will be followed by Dr. Len Tamura, who will present how threats to one’s competence can be dealt with using the structured guidelines offered in a competent community. Dr. Tamura will also provide methods for identifying threats to emotional competence and techniques for working with such threats.
The Society is an organization of professionals and students in the field of psychology and related vocations with common interests in supporting mental health professions through service, education and mutual support.
Benefits of membership
- Discounted admission to PSPPR conferences/events per year
- Updates on legal and ethical issues in Psychology
- Professional Networking
- Opportunity for members to market their practice on our therapist directory
- Online forums for members only
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