Geraldine identifies the proactive role that embedded counselling and mental health services in further and higher education can play in supporting suicidal clients.
She examines the key issues to address when working in a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) including the expectations that come with different roles in a service with different professional identities, how to facilitate collaboration, exploring the impact of MDT working on confidentiality, and coordination between local providers and the relationship with the local health service.
As the Head of Counselling at the University of Cambridge, Geraldine Dufour oversees the provision of psychological support for the collegiate university, leading a large team of counsellors, CBT therapists, mindfulness teachers and mental health advisers. She is the Chair of BACP Universities and Colleges division and a past Chair of the national group for Heads of University Counselling Services (HUCS).
Geraldine is a member on several national committees related to student mental health and wellbeing, a speaker at national conferences, and a contributor to research, professional journals and newspapers. She has taught on the MA in Counselling programmes at Leicester and Birmingham Universities.
We don't print hours on our CPD certificates. We use an outcomes based approach to CPD, and each element of the CPD resource is reflective. You can reflect on the outcomes, what you've learned and how this will help you develop as a practitioner, and record this on your CPD log accordingly.
You may like to search for articles from our journals concerning suicide.
Suicide exploration: Approaching suicide risk from a dialogic position
Andrew Reeves considers a full range of approaches in exploring suicide potential to reposition clients to a safer place. CPD hub video resource.
Containing institutional anxiety: Factors to consider about student suicide
Alan Percy discusses the factors that should be considered when talking about student suicide. CPD hub video resource.