- Sep 15 2021
- 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Firearms, Means Safety and Suicide Prevention: A Clinical Workshop
Brought to you by NAMI Idaho, Empower Idaho, and the
Presented by Ted C. Bonar, Psy.D
Masks are required for all attendees regardless of vaccination status.
3.0 CE credits awarded for APA, NBCC, NASW, or general attendance.
All are welcome to attend.
About the training:
Clinical and medical interventions for suicidal crisis must include discussions of access to firearms and safe storage.
This training will address the problem of suicide, the integration of firearm and means safety into clinical practice,
and the cultural challenges of conversations about firearms with clients and patients. Participants will practice
difficult discussions to improve clinical readiness regarding discussions of firearm safety and safe storage in the
context of a public health approach to suicide prevention.
At the end of this workshop, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the theoretical and scientific underpinnings of means safety as a method of suicide prevention.
- Practice and demonstrate directive and collaborative approaches to discussions of means safety and gun ownership.
- Apply cultural information of gun owners to clinical interventions regarding safe storage of firearms for clients at risk of suicide.
About the Presenter:
Ted Bonar is a clinical psychologist, director of the End Family Fire program at Brady, and the executive director of the Clinical Readiness Project. He is a nationally recognized trainer and speaker at conferences and universities and known as a subject matter expert in suicide prevention, lethal means safety, military and veteran mental health concerns, and Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder. He serves on the Healthcare Advisory Committee for PsychArmor Institute and was previously the Chief of Continuing Education Programs at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) where he oversaw and implemented training programs focused on common military-related behavioral healthcare concerns, evidence-based treatment of PTSD, and suicide prevention and treatment. Dr. Bonar has spoken at over 200 universities, national conferences, and continuing education events, including special projects for the PsychArmor Institute, the Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO), the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), the National Center for Veterans Studies (NCVS), PsychHub, Inc., and the National Council for Behavioral Health. Dr. Bonar has held clinical positions at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, The Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Service, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Counseling Center, and private practice in both Bethesda, MD and Columbus, OH. Dr. Bonar was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Alum award by the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University/Chicago.
Learn more about End Family Fire: www.endfamilyfire.org