COLLEAGUE COLLABORATION TAKES PLACE PRIOR TO TRAINING: Remember to bring your lunch and join us at Colleague Collaboration with David Swindall, LMFT, M. Div., from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm! 

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    • Friday, October 07, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    • 84

    Focusing on Chapter 7

    • Friday, October 21, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    • 79


    Many of us, whether in agencies or private practice, can feel like we are sometimes “going it alone” and wish we could receive advice from our colleagues, especially on our most difficult cases. This is your opportunity to bring those tough cases and clients to your peers to seek feedback in a safe and confidential environment where all psychotherapists – clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, and psychologists – can share their struggles and receive advice on their problem cases.  No cases that need assistance?  Bring your experience and expertise to share with your colleagues.  Collaboration is a team effort that enlightens us all!

    • Friday, October 21, 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Zoom Webinar
    • 43

    Online via Zoom

    Suicide Risk Assessment

    Friday, October 21st

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM


    In the United States, more than 47,000 deaths occur each year because of suicide. In 2019 there were over 1.3 million suicide attempts. Each day, approximately 86 Americans will die by suicide. Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., which is greater than the rate of death by homicide or AIDS-related deaths. This course will explore suicide risk and will review different assessment tools to aid in consistent suicide risk assessment.

    Learning Objectives

    Objective 1 - Learn the basic principles of suicide assessment.

    Objective 2 - Understand the factors contributing to suicide risk.

    Objective 3 - Identify the necessary components for a suicide assessment.

    Objective 4 - Identify ways to estimate suicide risk.


    Tommy Black, Ph.D., LMHC, LPC, CFMHE

    Dr. Tommy Black is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in private practice since 1998. Currently he serves as a member of the Georgia Composite Board for Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists. He also serves as the Chair of the Rules Committee and on the Advisory Panel for the National Board of Forensic Evaluators.

    Dr. Black has extensive experience and training in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, REBT, and DBT. He works with a myriad of life issues but has particular expertise in Grief/Loss, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Impulse Control Issues, Relationship difficulties, and Adjustment Difficulties.

    CE BROKER TRACKING #: 20-925500

    This event is offered by SMHCA - Approved Continuing Education Provider - CE Broker Provider #: 50-13528.  This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW and Registered Interns.

    Once payment is completed you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom Meeting ID. 


    (members need to be logged in to be able to register at the member rate)

    Completed Registrations including Payment Guarantees Participation:

    $10 Member

    $25 Nonmember

    $0 Student (with membership)

    $5 Student Nonmember (no CEUs)

Past events

Friday, September 16, 2022 CANCELLED:God Doesn’t Make No Junk, but He Sure Made Me: ADHD Journey Through the Lifespan
Friday, September 16, 2022 September VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration
Friday, September 02, 2022 September VIRTUAL Book Club
Friday, August 19, 2022 An Introduction to Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Friday, August 19, 2022 August VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration
Friday, July 15, 2022 July VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration
Friday, July 08, 2022 July VIRTUAL Book Club
Friday, June 17, 2022 Interventions for Working with LGBTQ+ Couples Using Gottman's Sound Relationship House Theory
Friday, June 17, 2022 June VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration
Friday, May 20, 2022 Parenting in the Age of Digital Adversity
Friday, May 20, 2022 May VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration
Friday, May 06, 2022 May VIRTUAL Book Club
Friday, April 15, 2022 April VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration
Friday, April 01, 2022 April VIRTUAL Book Club
Friday, March 18, 2022 A Critical Look at the Disease Model of Addiction and the 12-Step Model of Treatment
Friday, March 18, 2022 March VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration
Friday, February 18, 2022 Ethics Update: The Counselor’s Survival Guide to Ethical Counseling in a Politicized Era
Friday, February 18, 2022 February VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration
Friday, January 21, 2022 Satanism: An Overview for Mental Health Professionals
Friday, January 21, 2022 January VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration
Friday, November 19, 2021 VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration-Friday's
Friday, October 15, 2021 Private Practice 102: Marketing Your Counseling Practice
Friday, October 15, 2021 VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration-Friday's
Friday, September 17, 2021 VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration-Friday's
Friday, August 20, 2021 VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration-Friday's
Friday, July 16, 2021 VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration-Friday's
Friday, June 18, 2021 Private Practice 101: Tips for Building and Growing a Counseling Practice
Monday, June 07, 2021 2021-2022 Board Election Ballot!
Monday, June 07, 2021 Meet the 2021-2022 Board Candidates
Friday, May 21, 2021 Cultural Competency: Healing Ambiguous Loss
Friday, April 30, 2021 2021 Virtual Spring Symposium: Next Steps – Moving forward as Professional Counselors
Friday, April 16, 2021 OUR SHADOW AS OUR ALLY: Bringing Conscious Clarity
Friday, March 19, 2021 Borderline Personality Disorder and DBT
Friday, March 19, 2021 Friday's VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration
Friday, February 19, 2021 Florida Laws & Rules of the Board - 3-Hr Renewal Course
Friday, February 19, 2021 Friday's VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration
Friday, January 15, 2021 Reimagining Resilience in 2021: Your Ability to Bounce Back from Adversity and Grow
Friday, January 15, 2021 Friday's VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration
Friday, December 18, 2020 Friday's VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration
Friday, November 20, 2020 No-drama Holidays: How to Bullyproof Your Clients with the Neurochemistry of Connection, Contemplation, and Comedy
Friday, November 20, 2020 Friday's VIRTUAL Colleague Collaboration
Friday, October 16, 2020 Developmental Recovery: Exploring a Framework that Emphasizes Habilitation
Friday, September 18, 2020 How Psychopharmacology and TMS Can Stop the Cycle of Depression in your Patients (AKA, Don't Let Depressed Patients Drive YOU Crazy!)
Saturday, August 29, 2020 AMHCA Invites You to 2-Day Online Summit on Suicide Prevention
Saturday, June 27, 2020 SMHCA Socials: FIRST Virtual Happy Hour!
Friday, June 19, 2020 The Changing Climate of Private Practice & Managed Care - PART II: "Effective Use of Managed Care in Private Practice"
Friday, June 19, 2020 2020-2021 Elections Results!
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 2020-2021 Board Election Ballot!
Friday, May 15, 2020 Grief and Loss in Mental Health Counseling: A Community Conversation
Friday, April 17, 2020 WEBINAR: How to Conduct a Quality Substance Abuse Evaluation
Saturday, April 04, 2020 IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY, QS / Agency Exhibitor Tables for 2020 Spring Symposium IS CANCELED ... click to read more:
Saturday, April 04, 2020 IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY, THE 2020 Spring Symposium IS CANCELED ... click to read more:
Friday, March 27, 2020 WEBINAR: COVID-19 Related Resources and Strategies
Thursday, March 26, 2020 WEBINAR: COVID-19 Related Resources and Strategies
Friday, February 21, 2020 Integrate Scientifically Informed Therapies: CBT, EMDR, Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems, and more
Friday, January 17, 2020 Cultural Competencies Series Presents, "Counseling Across Generations"
Friday, November 15, 2019 Intimate Partner Violence and Veterans
Friday, October 18, 2019 Qualified Supervisor Training
Friday, September 20, 2019 Tough Cases and Tough Questions!
Monday, July 01, 2019 Join Us Now!
Friday, June 21, 2019 The Changing Climate of Private Practice & Managed Care: Legal and Professional Requirements & Effective Use of Managed Care – PART 1
Friday, May 17, 2019 EQ, IQ and No Clue: Creating Emotionally Intelligent Relationships
Friday, April 19, 2019 Therapeutic Role-Playing Games
Saturday, April 06, 2019 2019 SMHCA Annual Spring Symposium
Saturday, April 06, 2019 Qualified Supervisor / Agency Exhibitor Tables for 2019 Spring Symposium
Friday, March 15, 2019 Techniques from Strategic Family Therapy for engaging families, adults and children in treatment
Friday, February 15, 2019 Marital Counseling in Culturally Diverse America
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Mental Health Access Improvement Act Reintroduced in Congress. MORE INFO >
Friday, January 18, 2019 Emotional Support Puppies, Peacocks, and Tarantulas: Oh, My! A Counselor's Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Guide to Addressing Emotional Support Animal Letter Requests
Friday, November 16, 2018 Science of Happiness: Positive Psychology’s theory of wellbeing - PERMA
Friday, October 19, 2018 Unlocking The Power of Collaboration!
Friday, September 21, 2018 Military and Veteran Culture for Mental Health Professionals
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 AMHCA 2018 Conference with special SMHCA event!
Friday, June 15, 2018 Private Practice Symposium: Ethics in a Digital Age ~ SMHCA Going Green with electronic handout
Friday, May 18, 2018 Suicide Risk Factors and Prevention
Saturday, April 21, 2018 2018 SMHCA Annual Spring Symposium
Saturday, April 21, 2018 Qualified Supervisor and Agency Exhibitor Tables for Spring Symposium
Friday, April 20, 2018 The Art of Ethical and Effective Mediation
Friday, April 06, 2018 The Psychology of School Shooters
Friday, March 16, 2018 Using Exposure and Response Prevention for the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Friday, February 16, 2018 Batterers' Intervention Program: A Process of Accountability for Batterer's
Friday, January 19, 2018 Treating Psychological Conditions with Cannabinoid Medications THC and CBD
Friday, November 17, 2017 Working with Complicated Grief
Friday, October 20, 2017 Confidentiality & Duty to Warn: Ethical and Legal Implications
Friday, September 22, 2017 Mental Health Treatment with Muslim Patients
Thursday, June 22, 2017 4-Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
Friday, June 16, 2017 Private Practice Symposium
Friday, May 19, 2017 Humor and Healing
Saturday, May 13, 2017 Qualified Supervisor and Agency Exhibitor Tables for 2017 Spring Symposium
Friday, April 21, 2017 Florida's Marchman Act
Friday, March 17, 2017 Mindfulness:Training for Wellbeing
Friday, February 17, 2017 Ethics Update: How to Chat, Post, Follow, Like...
Friday, January 20, 2017 Medication Errors
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