Means Safety Counseling (MSC) Workshop

This training is for Utah. No out of state attendees, please.

Means safety counseling, also referred to as means restriction counseling, entails assessing whether an individual at risk for suicide has access to a firearm or other lethal means for suicide, and working with the individual and their support system to limit their access to these means until suicide risk has declined. Of the many interventions and strategies developed to prevent suicide, means restriction has garnered the most empirical support and is one of the only interventions that has consistently led to reductions in suicide across diverse samples and populations. Although means safety has long been considered an important component of clinical work with suicidal patients, clear guidance and recommendations for discussing means safety with patients has only recently emerged. This presentation will provide an overview of means safety counseling with acutely suicidal patients and provide practical suggestions and tips for navigating conversations about safety with high-risk patients.

**Must attend all 3 hours to receive CEU certificate. Partial credit will not be provided.*

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November 4, 2021 9:00am – 12:00pm
Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Online workshop