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Friday, October 12, 2018

2018 GVPA Annual Convention

Co-Sponsored by St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Nursing

Theme: Advancing Practice for Suicide Prevention & Treatment

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018

Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Where: St. John Fisher College, Wegman's School of Nursing | 3690 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618

Suicide is a heavily discussed topic in mental health, and in the past year, we have seen highly publicized reactions to numerous completed suicides that have shocked the nation and the world. Talking about suicide, while draining at times, can also be healing, particularly when one has borne witness to a completed suicide as a clinician, as a friend, as a family member, as a fan, or as a colleague.

The GVPA program committee chose suicide prevention and treatment as the theme for the 2018 Convention to give voice to the healing and hope-instilling perspectives on this topic. Talks will cover prevention, risk assessment, intervention, building awareness of our own personal reactions and beliefs about suicide that could impact our work, and the creation of a community that supports colleagues and clients who experience a loss to suicide. We hope you can join us for this important day of learning and building community.

The program:

8:15 - 9:00 am - Registration and breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 am - Opening remarks

9:15 - 10:30 am - Anthony Pisani, PhD and Kristina Mossgraber - Recovery-Oriented Care for Patients and Families with Suicide Concerns. Dr. Pisani and Kristina Mosssgraber will present a recovery-oriented framework for suicide safer care from the perspective of a clinician and a person with lived experience of recovering from suicide attempts and mental illness.

10:45 - 11:45 am - Haleh Ghanizadeh, MD - Dr. Ghanizadeh will present on targeting suicidal behaviors with challenging clients. She will provide clinical DBT examples to illustrate her work with teens and adults.

11:45 - 12:45 pm - Lunch

12:45 - 1:45 pm - Jennifer Petro, PsyD - Dr. Petro will present on the importance of bringing awareness to personal reactions/beliefs about suicide for clinicians who engage with clients with suicidality. She will also discuss how to create a supportive culture for colleagues who experience a client loss to suicide.

1:45 - 2:45 pm - Eric Caine, MD - Dr. Caine will present on developing comprehensive, integrated approaches to suicide prevention beyond the therapy room.

3:00 - 4:15 pm - Talk saves life & Panel Discussion

4:15 pm - Wrap up

Ticket Prices

  • GVPA Member: $75.00
  • Non-GVPA Member: $80.00
  • Students: $40.00

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