Assessing for Suicide and Non-suicidal Self-injury: What Do I Know, How Does It Feel, and What Do I Do?

This 90 minute webinar will help attendees build their toolbox in assessment of suicide and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI).  It will explore the epidemiology of suicide and NSSI, identify important assessment components, familiarize with assessment tools that can be integrated into practice, describe a human-centered approach to assessment, identify useful components of documentation, and peek into future advances in technology-based self-harm tools.

Note: This webinar will be 90 minutes given the breadth and depth of presentation.

About the Presenter

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Michael Van Wert, LICSW, MSW, MPH

Michael Van Wert, LICSW, MSW, MPH is a Clinical Trainer and Research Associate at the Center for Practice Transformation at the University of Minnesota.  As a clinician, educator, and researcher, he is committed to improving evidence-based care for people living with mental health challenges.  As a clinician, he has provided group and individual therapy rooted heavily in cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral orientations to adults.  As a researcher, he has studied the prevention and treatment of psychological trauma, the integration of routine measurement-based care into mental health practice, the stabilization of acute behavioral health symptoms, the use of technology in mental health care, and the impact of health disasters on psychological well-being.  As an educator, he has trained mental health clinicians and students in effective therapeutic techniques, and public health practitioners in program evaluation and research methods.