Counselling Suicidal Clients: Tight Ropes and Safety Nets
Friday 18th October 2013
Counselling suicidal clients can challenge the most experienced practitioner. Knowing how best to respond, how to manage organisational demands and ways in which to help clients explore their suicidal thoughts demands commensurate skill. This workshop, developing a relational way of working with suicide in the therapy process, allows participants to explore their own responses to suicide, which might include anxiety, fear and apprehension, as well as considering the ethical and professional imperatives of such work. In this workshop Dr Andrew Reeves will consider: perspectives on suicide; talking about suicide with clients; assessment of suicide risk; and the counsellor’s process. This will be conducted in the form of an interactive workshop.
Dr Andrew Reeves has worked as a social worker and then as a therapist for over twenty-five years. His previous books include: Key Issues for Counselling in Action: Second Edition (Sage, 2008 – co-edited with Windy Dryden); Counselling Suicidal Clients (Sage, 2010); An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: From Theory to Practice (Sage, 2013); and Challenges in Counselling: Working with Self-Harm (Hodder Education, 2013). He has produced (with Jon Shears and Sue Wheeler) an award-winning training DVD, Tight Ropes and Safety Nets: Counselling Suicidal Clients. He is a former Editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal.
The event, which includes lunch, will be held in the comfortable, relaxed environment of the Sapphire Suite at Cheshire Conferences and Events at Edgeley Park Stadium, Stockport.
The cost is £75 per delegate (£65 for full time students). For reservations made before 26th July, subject to availability, there will be an ‘early bird’ rate of £65.
6 hours CPD – a signed certificates of attendance will be provided
Dr Andrew Reeves and his co-presenters talk about their experiences of counselling suicidal clients
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Books by Dr Andrew Reeves
Dryden W. and Reeves A. (2008) Key Issues for Counselling in Action. London: Sage.
Reeves A. (2010) Counselling Suicidal Clients. London: Sage.
Reeves A. (2012) An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: From Theory to Practice. London: Sage.
Reeves A. and Amis K. (2013) Challenges in Counselling: Self Harm. London: Hodder Education.