State of California—Health and Human Services Agency Department of Health Care Services - Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk New Leader Training Call for Applicants Through a grant funded by the Garrett Lee Smith State and Tribal Suicide Prevention Grant, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is actively looking for interested parties wanting to become an authorized Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) trainer by participating in this free two and a half day, AMSR New Leader Training (NLT), provided by Education Development Consultants, Inc (EDC). AMSR workshop leaders are experienced clinicians and teachers who are authorized by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. The NLT offers candidates - a demonstration of workshop facilitation by SPRC’s most experienced Master Trainers, and the opportunity to practice and get feedback on presenting key modules of the workshop. New leaders leave the NLT ready to deliver their first workshop. As an authorized New Leader you will be able to provide AMSR trainings; AMSR is a dynamic oneday workshop that equips new and experienced clinicians with the skills to address numerous clinical dilemmas encountered while assisting individuals as risk for suicide. Using a combination of expert teaching, video modeling, practice exercises, and small and large group discussion, AMSR provides an up-to-date review of what experts consider to be the most essential knowledge, attitudes, and skills for providing suicide safer care. AMSR meets objectives included in the U.S. Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention urging organizations and clinicians to create an environment where clients feel safe to disclose suicidal thoughts; collaborate with their mental health providers; and expect that care is informed by clear and contextually appropriate frameworks for assessment and intervention. As an AMSR trainer you will be able to provide a valuable high quality service to your community and stay up-to-date on trends related to suicidal behavior and preventions strategies. You can also make additional income while helping those in crisis. This introduction packet contains important instructions and information, such as: How To Apply Training Dates and Times Sample Training Agenda Application Questions Continuing Education Information Please be sure to read this entire introduction packet. Information Matrix Regarding the Training th Time Location: Street Location: City, State Zip Room: Google Maps Link Application Link th July 14 , 2014 July 15 , 2014 8:00am – 5:30pm 8:00am – 5:30pm 1500 Capitol Ave 1500 Capitol Ave Sacramento, Ca 95814 Sacramento, Ca 95814 Training Room A Training Room A Map To Location th July 16 , 2014 8:00am – 12:30pm 1700 K Street Sacramento, Ca 95811 st 1 Floor Conference Room Map To Location https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AMSRNLT_CA 2014 Participants in the AMSR NLT may receive 6.5 continuing education credits . AMSR is approved by NASW and NBCC for continuing education credits. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are also available. An application to award LMFT credits has been submitted and may possibly be in force at the time of training. How To Apply for this AMSR NLT Training This training application is being conducted online using SurveyMonkey. Mailed, Faxed, or emailed applications* will not be accepted. Above is a hyper-link that will take you directly to the online application. When you are ready to complete the application, please click** that link above to begin. When you are finished, the application will be saved and sent directly to DHCS/EDC for review. There is a listing of all questions that will be on the application listed in this document. It is suggested that you review those questions and compose your answers before you click the hyper-link above. While there is no time limit once you start the application you WILL NOT be able to leave and then return at a later date or time. Please keep in mind that this application, supported by SurveyMonkey, is most compatible with the latest version of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. However, all of the following browser versions are supported: Internet Explorer 8.0 and later, Firefox 10.0 and later, Safari 5.0 and later, and Chrome. *You will be required to email a letter of recommendation and copy of your license, directions to follow. **If you are not directed to the application by clicking the link, you may have to cut and paste the address in your browser. New Leader Training Agenda Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Professionals Day 1 8:00am Welcome to New Leader Training 8:30am5:00pm Presentation of the curriculum by EDC’s Master Trainer. (Leaders in training act strictly as “participants” to gain an accurate understanding of the workshop and participants’ experience of it.) Welcome and Introductions Approaching Your Work Understanding Suicide Getting the Right Information Forming a Judgment Planning and Responding Morning, Lunch, and Afternoon Break Times TBA 5:00pm5:30pm Description of Evening Assignment and plans for Day 2. Workgroup assignments (groups of 3) for practice sessions. Evening Homework (2-3 hours): 1. Carefully review the entire leader guide, including all front material. Prepare questions in advance for each section. 2. Prepare 15-20 minute segment from Part 1 to teach your small group and get feedback. You may select Learning Activity 1 or 3 from Part 1, which you can find summarized in the table on Page 1 of the Part 1 in your Leader’s Guide. Day 2 8:00am-9:30am Introduction to AMSR leader’s mission. Overview of Leader Guide Discussion of teaching strategies for “Welcome and Introduction,” Part 1 “Attitudes and Approach, “ and Part 2 “Understanding Suicide.” 9:30am11:15am Part 1 Group Practice Session (includes 15 minute break at participants’ discretion). Participants break into assigned workgroups. Each new leader takes a turn facilitating a segment from Part 1 and receiving feedback from the other two workgroup members. Master trainer is available in a central location for questions. 11:15am12:00pm Debrief Part 1 Practice Session. Each group shares experiences and questions with the Master Trainer and larger group. Discussion of teaching strategies for Part 2 “Understanding Suicide” and Part 3 “Getting the Right Information.” 12:00pm1:30pm Lunch and Preparation time. Prepare to teach Learning Activity 3 or 4 from Part 3. These segments take 10-15 minutes. Group members may decide together who will teach which of these learning activities. 1:30pm2:15pm Part 3 Group Practice Session. Participants break into assigned workgroups. Leaders take turns facilitating and getting feedback on their selected segment from Part 3. Debrief of Part 3 Practice Session. Discussion of training strategies for Part 4 “Forming Judgment.” 2:15pm3:00pm 3:00pm4:00pm Evening Discussion of training strategies for Part 5, “Planning and Responding.” Description of Evening Assignment and plans for Day 3. Homework (1.5 hours): Prepare to teach Learning Activity 1 from Part 4 (20 minutes – each person teaches the same segment) and Learning Activity 2 or 3 from Part 5 (10 minutes). Day 3 8:00am8:30am Discussion and Q&A related to presenting Part 4 and 5. Opportunity for clarifying core concepts and strategies prior to presenting. 8:30am10:00am Part 4 Group Practice Session. Participants break into assigned workgroups. Each new leader takes a turn facilitating Learning Activity 1 from Part 4 and receiving feedback. 10:00am10:30am Debrief of Part 4 Practice Session 10:30am10:45am Break 10:45am11:30am Part 5 Group Practice Session. Participants break into assigned workgroups. Leaders present their segments from Part 5 and receive feedback. 11:30am12:00pm Debrief of Part 5 Practice Session. Final discussion and Q&A. Preview of Application Questions The first grouping of questions will detail your contact and background information. What is your last name? What is your first name? What is your middle name? (If none, please leave blank) Please provide your mailing address: Street/Po Box, City, State, Zip Email address? (If none, please enter N/A) Please provide the best phone number to reach you. (Work, Cell, Home, Alternate, Fax) Please provide your type of License/Certification. Please provide the State of your License/Certification along with the year obtained and the year of expiration. Please select your highest degree Please list the Institution and Date awarded of your highest degree. Please provide the name of your current employer. Please provide contact information regarding your employer. Please describe the practice setting. Please tell us your gender (optional) Please provide us your race. (Optional) The next grouping of questions will detail your motivation for becoming a New Leader for AMSR training. Please tell us why you are interested in becoming a trainer for Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk? (150 words or less) Describe your experience assessing and forming a judgment about the suicide risk of clients/patients who may be at risk for suicide. (150 words or less) Please describe one lesson you’ve learned as a result of your experience assessing and managing clients as risk for suicide. (150 words or less) Describe your experience planning treatment for and managing suicidal clients/patients. (150 words or less) Describe your experience working as a clinician with racial and ethnic minority persons. (150 words or less) You will be asked to describe your clinical experience as it relates to the following sections. We will also want to know the years of experience you have as well as if it was full time, part time, or not applicable. Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment Emergency Department Crisis Services (e.g., Mobile Crisis Unit) Residential Treatment Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization Case Management Supervision of Clinicians Clinical Director Other (Specify) You will be asked to detail your training experience by topics and the number of times delivered to: Presentations to Staff Presentations to the Community Presentations at Statewide Conferences Presentations at National Conferences Conducted Training to Grad Students Conducted Training to Clinicians Conducted Training at National Conferences or Meetings Taught Graduate Level Courses Other (Specify) Finally, you will be asked to answer the following questions. Describe your experience training clinicians who serve racial and ethnic minority persons. (150 words or less) Have you ever experienced a personal or clinical loss to suicide? If so, what did you take away from the experience? (150 words or less) Once you start the application there is no time limit to complete, but there is not a way to stop and come back at a later date. If you have already composed your answers then the process could take approximately 20 minutes; if you have not composed your answers in advance, the application may take longer to complete. This is a highly competitive process. There are a limited number of seats available for this training; not everyone that applies will be selected. Please remember to answer all questions of this application and be as thorough as possible. Participant selection will be based on your answers. Within the application you will create a unique identifier. (Instructions will be in the application). You will need to use this unique identifier to email digital copy of your license and a signed and dated letter of recommendation.
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