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Holding Hands


Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)

Healthcare providers face many challenges when working with individuals at risk of suicide. Some individuals may not disclose their thoughts of suicide, and if they do, often the health care provider must make judgement calls about unpredictable outcomes, often with insufficient or contradictory information. Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) is an evidence-based practice to identify and plan recovery oriented treatment with individuals at risk of suicide. AMSR's research-informed risk formulation model helps health and behavioral health professionals feel confident navigating challenging conversations and offers key strategies for providing compassionate care to people at risk for suicide. AMSR is broken into five areas with twenty-four core components. Those five areas are: 1) Approaching Your Work, 2) Understanding Suicide, 3) Gathering Information, 4) Formulating Risk, and 5) Planning and Responding. AMSR training is appropriate for clinical professionals who conduct suicide risk assessments with individuals, including counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and nurses.  

Open to clinical professionals

Approved for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, LADC

Cost: $170 per person


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Deana Tharp

Deana is the Chief Clinical Compliance Officer at Lighthouse Behavioral Wellness Centers.  During her long tenure at Lighthouse she has served in direct clinical and administrative roles.  She has worked extensively with individuals with trauma issues, depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation.  She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Oklahoma and Texas since 1995.  She received her master's degree in counseling at the University of North Texas in 1991.  Deana has been a certified trainer in AMSR since 2021.

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