A 6-hour training with Dr. Scott Methe
October 13, 2023
PRESENTATION: Individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) face much greater odds of dying by suicide when compared to individuals without SUD. As such, clinicians who treat substance use disorders are professionally obligated to evaluate suicide risk in their clients. In practice, suicide assessment quality hinges on the tools, training, and support available to clinicians. Despite constraints inherent in clinical settings, all professional clinicians must develop an effective approach to suicide assessment. By the end of this workshop, participants will have developed a comprehensive understanding of suicide assessment in the context of SUD treatment.
Specifically, participants will:
- Explore legal, ethical, and clinical issues related to suicide assessment
- Learn about factors that establish assessment tools as evidence-based
- Identify effective assessment procedures specific to evaluating suicidality
- Identify and address challenges in assessing suicidality in clinical settings
- Evaluate and develop treatment plans that are likely to reduce suicide risk
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Scott Methe is a master licensed alcohol and drug counselor who currently manages the New Hampshire clinical team at Better Life Partners. Scott began his career working in psychiatric intensive care and substance use counseling while pursuing his Ph.D. in applied educational psychology at UMass Amherst. As an assistant psychology professor at East Carolina University and then at the UMass Boston College of Education, Scott maintained a part-time clinical practice while conducting research in behavioral and academic assessment. Throughout his academic career, he published over a dozen peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly works and earned awards for exemplary research and professional service. He also held associate editorships for two scientific journals while serving on multiple editorial boards.
In 2014, Scott set his sights on education reform and was awarded a fellowship at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University along with a senior research fellowship at Boston University. After a distinguished career in academia, in 2018 he gratefully returned to his clinical roots at the Farnum Center, where he gained experience across multiple levels of care. After earning his MLADC, he began to pursue healthcare management and administrative positions, serving as a clinic director and currently as a clinical manager. Scott lives happily at home with his wife, son, and dog in Durham, New Hampshire.
REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $50; *Non-Members $60; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
6 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 2, 3
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 6-8, 10-18
CPS Domains: 2, 6
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form. For multiple registrants you must register each one individually. Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received. Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration. Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received. We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics. Thank you.
This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.