PDD: Suicide and self-harm

This workshop will provide practical strategies that therapists can use with adults and young people to manage risk safely and effectively, through presentation and individual exercises. 


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Time Session
9.30am - 10.30am

This session will focus on understanding our own beliefs around suicide and self-harm and will raise awareness of the law, and include facts and figures around suicide.

This session will be followed by a live Q&A session with the presenter.

10.30am – 11.30am

The session will provide an overview of 'risk assessment' and the importance of asking the right questions. When and how to break confidentiality will also be discussed.

This session will be followed by a live Q&A session with the presenter.

11.30am – 11.45am Break
11.45am - 12.30pm The final session will provide an overview of safety plans, self-awareness and the self-care of the therapist.
12.30pm – 1.00pm The event will finish with an extended live Q&A session with the presenter, Kath Caffrey.
1.00pm Event close

This programme is subject to change.

About the presenter

Katherine Caffrey is from a background in secondary education. Kath retrained to be a qualified counsellor, and a clinical supervisor. Kath gained experience working as a counsellor for many years in a high school in Cheshire and at Liverpool University counselling service. In both environments she worked with a range of presentations often including suicidal ideation and self-harm. She also works for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust as a trainer improving mental health provision in schools and colleges. She went on to develop and provide training for well-being, working with suicide and risk, and specialised training for counsellors who want to work with children.