This course will give participants an overview of the current state of suicide in the country and the state of Minnesota within families and with individuals. It will also include an increased focus on suicidal thoughts and behaviors as it applies to first responders. It will help the participants better assess their suicidal clients and offer an intervention using Dave Jobes CAMS suicide intervention.

Participants will gain an accurate knowledge about risk factors and rates of suicide, They will learn use of the CAMS to evaluate the risk of suicide in the patient population, as well as the ability to utilize the intervention for on going treatment.

The course will use the medium of Video conferencing to present information. There will be a power point presentation with direct didactic instruction from the presenter. Videos of the intervention will be used as well as role plays with select participants.

3CE’s MFT pending

Dr. Michael Miller is currently in private practice offering clinical services as well as consultation to DBT programs nationally in the implementation of DBT and suicide risk assessments. He spent 16 years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Psychiatry training and teaching practicum students up to psychiatry fellows on multi-diagnostic patients. He also served as the director and team lead of the department’s DBT Program. He earned his Masters at the Adler Graduate School and his PsyD at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. He is a Licensed Psychologist.