Suicide Prevention: Evidence-based Strategies for the Therapy Office and the Community
Presented by Kristen Davis-Coelho, Ph.D.
Friday, October 21st, 2022  9:00am - 11:00am
University of Nevada Reno, PMEB 016, Reno, NV
2 Suicide CE Credits


Approved for Nevada Psychologists, LCSWs and MFTs.
NPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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About the Workshop:

This workshop will provide an overview of current best practices for suicide risk assessment and prevention.  Factors that impact risk and your choice of intervention for acute suicidality will be explored, including client factors, community supports, and your own risk tolerance.  Options for level of care and evidence-based treatments for suicidality will be discussed.  Finally, information on the new 988 Behavioral Health Emergency Line will be presented, as well as the integrated community Crisis Response System.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1) Identify at least four key factors in assessing risk for suicide.
2) Articulate the difference between suicidal ideation, intent, plan, and capacity.
3) I
dentify the impact of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic status on suicide risk.
4) Demonstrate awareness of the impact of their risk tolerance on clinical decision-making.
5) Educate clients on the difference between 911 and 988, when to utilize each, and the developing crisis response system for 988 calls.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Kristen Davis-Coelho is a clinical psychologist and the Chief Behavioral Health Officer at N. NV HOPES, an integrated community health system serving the most marginalized populations in our community.  Dr. Davis-Coelho is on the clinical faculty of the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine, a member of the Washoe Regional Behavioral Health Policy Board, and serves on the Technical Advisory Committee for the Washoe Crisis Response System implementation strategy.  Her interests include community-based approaches to mental health intervention, the impact of socioeconomic status on health care, and chronic suicidality. Dr. Davis-Coelho's CV


This presentation is intended for psychologists, other licensed mental health providers, and graduate students of psychology. 

Registration Fees:

NPA Member $60 (Early Bird Rate $45)
Non-Member $90 (Early Bird Rate $70)
Student NPA Member $25.00
Student Non-Member $50.00

General Information:

Workshop Location: This workshop will be held at the University of Nevada, Reno in the Pennington Medical Education Building (PMEB), Room 016, located at 1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno NV 89557. Parking is available in Silver 10. Parking permits are required and may be purchased at the kiosk for $9/day or $2/hour. Click here for map. Directions: from N. McCarran Blvd, turn south on Evans Ave and west on Enterprise Rd. Go around roundabout (pass CMM building). Ample parking is available in front of the medical library, just a short walk to PMEB.

Refunds & Grievance Policy: Participants may direct questions or grievances to NPA at (888) 654-0050. An administrative fee of $30 will be charged for cancellation of registration. Please note, no refunds will be granted after October 7th, 2022.

Approval: Nevada Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. NPA will issue certificates of completion by email no later than 5 days after workshop. APA CE rules require that we only issue credits to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving before the entire workshop is completed will not receive CE credits (i.e. partial credit will not be given).


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Wang, J., Sumner, S., Simon, T., Crosby, A.E., Annor, F.B., Gaylor, E., Xu, L., & Holland, K.M. (2020). Trends in the Incidence and Lethality of Suicidal Acts in the United States, 2006-2015. JAMA Psychiatry, 77(7), 684-693

There is no potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support for this program or its presenter.