Assessing Suicidal Ideation: Meaningful Intervention & Crisis Planning

October 11, 2024 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm
JFS Conference Room
3300 W Esplanade Ave S 603 Metairie
LA 70002
(504) 831-8475

Bess Hart, MA was a licensed clinical social worker for 15 years and has specialized training in community mental health, grief & loss, reproductive health, trauma, perinatal mood & anxiety disorders, and as a doula. She has supervised and trained interns, and taught Grief & Loss and Suicide Assessment at Tulane University School of Social Work. She believes her feminist-relational approach to the therapy relationship can enhance meaningful interventions and decrease their relational and systemic trauma. She lives and works in New Orleans, raising her 3 children.

In this workshop we will look at statistics about suicide and evidence about prevention tactics that are demonstrated to reduce attempts and completion of suicide. We will differentiate factors of chronic suicidal ideation, acute ideation, and self harm. We will look at diagnoses with higher incidence of suicide and other contributing factors. Through a relational lens, We will carefully consider the therapeutic role, responsibility and limitations in preventing suicide. With self-reflection, we can understand the ways our own anxiety can impede on meaningful intervention. Participants will walk away with evidence based-tools and a meaningful crisis intervention strategy.

3 Diagnosis Hours, LCA

3 Clinical Hours, LABSWE


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