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Buried Above Ground Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Suicidal People
– Presented by Joseph H. Obegi, PsyD

Sat October 26, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$130.00 – $150.00
joseph Obegi

Narrative: This 6-hour course covers the essential aspects of suicide risk assessment and intervention. Part 1 teaches participants how to complete a high-quality suicide risk assessment, an essential first step in protecting the suicidal patient. Participants will learn a structured approach to (a) inquiring about suicidal thinking and behavior and (b) integrating this information with warning signs and risk factors for suicide. Guidelines for estimating suicide risk will be reviewed as well as how to create a treatment plan that reduces risk.

In Part 2, participants will learn about treatment options that can safely and effectively reduce suicide risk. Two interventions—safety planning and means safety—address the near-term safety of patients while outpatient treatments that prioritize suicidality can mitigate factors that drive suicide risk. Participants will be introduced to these interventions and their research basis. Finally, participants will learn the legal complexities involved in treating suicidal patients.

This course fulfills the BOP-CA suicide requirement for psychologists.

 Dr. Joseph Obegi completed his education at the California School of Professional Psychology and his postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry, UC San Diego. He is a Senior Psychologist with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation where he coordinates suicide prevention efforts in the inpatient psychiatric units at the California Medical Facility. In the community, he provides training and consultation in topics related to suicide and has part-time practice working with adults. He writes about suicide risk assessment, the standard of care, and suicidality as a diagnostic candidate. He is the co-editor of Attachment Theory and Research in Clinical Work with Adults.


CIP Member: 

$100 early registration, up to 10 days prior to seminar, $120 after


Non-member Rate: $130 early registration, up to 10 days prior to seminar, $150 after

CEs: 6 CEs for LMFTs & LCSWs and 6 CEs for Psychologists

Community Institute for Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Institute for Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents.

Accommodations will be made wherever possible to those with disabilities.  Please let us know of any disabilities upon registration, to ensure proper accommodations are put in place prior to workshop/training.

Cancellations must be received in writing 10 business days prior to the seminar or class for a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee.


Sat October 26, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$130.00 – $150.00
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101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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