This is a website for practitioners working with suicidality. If you are feeling suicidal or looking for guidance to help someone you know who is suicidal, please call
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 65 94 67
or vist the Lifeline website https://www.lifeline.org.au
Latest news for Suicide Risk Assessment Australia
If you're looking for something specific - please feel free to let me know - I'm always looking for ways to support practitioners in their work. Our team are always ready to deliver training or supervision. Terrena is taking some well earned extended leave in the coming months, whereby we will welcome her back to our programs in 2017 with her extensive skills in the alcohol and substance use sector.
We offer fantastic, evidence based and experiential training in all aspects of suicide risk assessment and prevention.
Our workshops are tailored to your needs, with small groups to ensure you achieve your goals. With comprehensive booklets, case example discussion and exercises based on current assessment and intervention frameworks and psychometrics, we know you are getting the best training available. We can also tailor workshops for your service.
Legal and Ethical Aspects to Suicide Risk Assessment
Melbourne - Friday 26 August 2016 (FULL)
Brisbane - Friday 2 September 2016
Perth - Friday 16 September 2016
Hobart - Friday 7 October 2016
Adelaide - Friday 14 October 2016
Perth - Friday 2 December 2016
Foundations to Suicide Risk Assessment
Perth - Friday 14 October 2016
Adelaide - Thursday 13 October 2016
Sydney - Friday 25 November 2016
2016 APS Congress
Melbourne - 13 - 16 September 2016
World Federation for Mental Health International Conference 2016
Cairns - 17 - 19 October 2016
Articles and News
Carmen was recently interviewed by Kids Matter for their July e-newsletter with a focus on Suicide prevention in primary school settings (Issue 21, July 2016). In this article, Carmen discusses the challenges in considering suicidality in children and the importance of seeing suicide risk in this area as reflecting difficulties in the broader environment and circumstances of the child. See https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/health-and-community/enewsletter/approach-prevention-suicide-children to read the interview.
Dr Kaine Grigg, our Western Australian consultant is now an AHPRA endorsed clincial supervisor. This is excellent news for our WA practitioners looking for clincial supervision. Kaine has three workshops coming up in Perth, on 16th September, 14th October and 2 December.
Congratulations to Terrena on the safe arrival of her baby girl. We look forward to Terrena returning to delivering more training in the area of suicide risk and substance use in 2017.
Contributions continue to be made with respect to new and emerging information and insights available through our Newsletter and on LinkedIn. Feel free to request articles to be written on a specific topic.
What do we do?
In case you missed the breadth of our services! Suicide Risk Assessment Australia is a provider of supervision services, consultation services and best practice workshops on psychological assessment with a specialisation in suicide risk formulation. We offer specialist assessment services, demonstrating superior skills in undertaking thorough, evidence based clinical psychological assessment specifically assessing suicide risk offering targeted treatment recommendations from children through to elderly. Supervision can be Skype, telephone or in person, depending on your circumstances. Carmen and Kaine are AHPRA Registered Supervisors (Psychogist), so if you need to focus your skills in the area of suicide risk assessment, please get in touch (see top right of this page).
Suicide Risk Assessment Australia's goal is to reduce the incidence of suicide through clear and accurate identification, appropriate referral and treatment recommendations targeting those predisposing and acute factors increasing a person's risk. It is our belief that through providing evidenced based training, supervision or consultancy on suicide risk assessment and formulation, practitioners can make a difference in the overall rates of suicide. This is supported by community and workplace appropriate responses to identified need.
We develop workshops that are not your standard "off the shelf" product, mass produced for the average mental health worker. We know that when it comes to working with suicide, emphasising assessment based on "averages" and demographics doesn't work and in fact, disempowers the clinician if their client doesn't conform to "averages". Our team have experience in and are passionate about working in the most challenging of contexts, with clients affected by incarceration, using alcohol and substance, pain and trauma. We want you to walk away with the best training possible, with skills you can directly apply to your work. The team not only have the experience to share, but the qualifications to back their knowledge - we acknowledge their skills and value through remuneration, and hence while our programs may not be free, you know you are getting among the most knowledgable and experienced facilitator practitioners available. If you would like to know our team or look at our philosophy in more depth, see "About SRAA" in the far top right of this page.