What's included

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

Your booking includes:

  • 3 hours of CPD presentations including 3 modules presented by Katherine Caffrey discussing our own beliefs around suicide and self harm, raising awareness of the law, risk assessment, the when and how of breaking confidentiality, safety plans, self-awareness and self-care. 
  • opportunities for networking with other members using live chat
  • dedicated live Q&A sessions after each module where you have the chance to ask any questions from each module
  • an on-demand service so you can catch up on the modules and Q&A sessions. View the content an unlimited number of times, 24 hours a day for 30 days
  • CPD certificate download
  • selected presentation slides

Who is this event for?

All counsellors and psychotherapists who are currently working with clients who may present with suicidal ideation or self-harm. This course is about practical ways of working with this client group and looking after both the client and therapist. 

Content and learning outcomes

View the Programme for Suicide and self harm - working safely and ethically with clients at risk (128kb, PDF) to find out what sessions are included.

The main aims of the PDD are to:

  • understand our own experience and beliefs around suicide and self-harm and raise awareness of the law, and the facts and figures around suicide 
  • understand risk assessment – the importance of asking the right questions in the right way 
  • breaking confidentiality – be more confident in when and how 
  • safety plans: look at the benefits and potential pitfalls of safety planning 
  • self-care of the therapist when working with risk 

By the end of the PDD, participants will be able to: 

  • work more confidently with different forms of risk 
  • be more confident in assessing risk 
  • know how and when to break confidentiality when a client is at risk 
  • understand how and when to create a safety plan with a client 
  • recognise the need for self-care of the therapist 

Key information

Dates and location

Join us online on Friday 16 September 2022 from 9.30am until 1pm.

Also included in your booking, catch up on the recordings from the event until 11.30pm, Sunday 16 October 2022.


Book your place online. After booking, you'll receive information via email on how to join the live event the day before.