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  • July 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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The Interpersonal Model for Suicidality (Joiner):
Understanding the Model and Applying Its Principles in Therapy Practices

Presented by

Dr. Case, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

July 11, 2020 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Time and Location:
July 11, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a ZOOM presentation. After registration closes, you will be invited to join the presentation by host, Dean Bender.

Since Dr. Thomas Joiner published his book, Why People Die by Suicide, in 2005, his interpersonal model for suicide has since generated a great deal of academic and clinical interest. The theory describes a comprehensive look into risk factors for those at risk for suicide and intervention strategies for the mental health community. This training will review the interpersonal model and its application in clinical practice. Additionally, Dr. Case will outline crisis intervention planning for suicidal clients. The final component of the training will review working with those who have been affected by suicide, including information for clinicians who have had clients die by suicide.

Dr. Case is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (WA PY 60047549), who has been a licensed practitioner since 2008. He completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University in 2008 and a post-doc fellowship in Trauma, Risk, and Resiliency from the Warrior Resiliency Program, San Antonio, TX, in 2013. He is currently a therapist employed at the Salt Lake City Vet Center where he treats combat Veterans and Veterans who survived military sexual trauma. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Brigham Young University. He is a member of Utah’s task force for suicide reduction for LGBTQ Youth.

Educational Goals:
Those who attend this workshop will be able to identify the three primary content areas found within Joiner’s Interpersonal Model of Suicidality, namely perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, and acquired capability. They will be able to apply these principles to enhance their assessment and treatment of therapy clients. Additionally, participants will understand how to work with those who have experienced suicide in their lives, and lessons learned from losing a client to suicide. This information will enhance a clinician’s care for suicidal clients and those who are affected by suicide.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to define the three primary components of Joiner’s Interpersonal Theory for Suicide: perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, and acquired capability.

  1. Identify clients who may be at elevated risk for suicidal behavior by means of clinical assessment and observation.
  2. Develop treatment plans for clients who are at elevated risk for suicidal behavior that targets identified risk factors.
  3. Develop crisis intervention plans for clients at elevated risk for suicide.
  4. Demonstrate clinical understanding of clients who have been affected by suicide.
  5. Assess possible therapeutic needs of a clinician who has been affected by the suicide death of a client.

This workshop is for all levels, appropriate for those who are licensed or pre-licensed as well as graduate students and trainees.

This presentation will award 6 CEUs or 6 Attendance Hours


Member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $40
Pre-licensed:    $15

Not a member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $50
Pre-licensed:    $25

Refund Policy:
Registration closes on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 6 p.m. Registration is not available after the close of registration. Refunds may be provided prior to the close of registration, minus a $5 registration refund fee. No partial credit is given for joining the presentation late or leaving early.

Award of Course Completion Certificates:
Attendees will receive a Certificate for 6 CEUs or a Certificate for 6 hours of Attendance after the course and upon completion of course evaluation.

Accommodation for disability and for addressing grievances:
Please email diannemurde@yahoo.com or call or text Dianne Murden at 530 305 2066.

Sierra Foothills of CAMFT is approved by California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as well as non-licensed AMFT, ASW, APCC, graduate students and trainees. SFC CAMFT Provider # is 97723.

This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. This course also meets the qualifications for 6 hours of attendance credit for Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFT), Associate Social Workers (ASW), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCC), trainees and graduate students as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.