Conference Agenda

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Pre-Conference Workshops
Thursday, October 12, 2017

TimeWorkshopLocation
8:00 AM – 5:00 PMThe Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) - 8 CEHs
Presented by: Dr. Kevin Crowley
(Lunch included) Our 1-day onsite role play training builds upon the information in the CAMS book (Jobes, 2016) and online CAMS-care video course. It offers participants the chance to see CAMS procedures demonstrated live by a CAMS-care Consultant in an...MORE
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 108
8:00 AM – 12:00 PMSuicidality Assessment and Documentation for Healthcare Providers - 4 CEHs
Presented by: David V. Sheehan, MD, MBA, DLFAPA, Distinguished University Health Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association; and Jennifer Giddens, Co-founder & Co-director, Tampa Center for Research on Suicidality and Harm Research Institute, Editor of the Science of Suicidality
TMCC, Red Mountain Building, Room 256
1:00 PM – 4:00 PMsafeTALK - 3 CEHs
Presented by: Camille Vega, Prevention and Re-Entry Coordinator, Truckee Meadows Community College and Janett Massolo, Training & Outreach Facilitator, Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention
SafeTALK is a suicide alertness training for everyone. In only a few hours, you will learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide. Expect to leave safeTALK more willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.
TMCC, Red Mountain Room Building, Room 256


General Conference – Day 1
Friday, October 13, 2017
TimeWorkshopLocation
7:30 AM – 8:45 AMRegistration, Continental Breakfast, Meet & GreetTMCC, Sierra Building, Room 108
8:45 AM – 9:00 AMWelcome
Presented by: Janett Massolo, Training & Outreach Facilitator, Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention; M. Amaris Knight, M.Ed., ​​Chair, Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention, Assistant Research Analyst, Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy; and Dr. Karin Hilgersom, President, Truckee Meadows Community College
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 108
9:00 AM – 10:00 AMKeynote: Suicidality: Assessment and Pharmacological Treatment
Presented by: David V. Sheehan, MD, MBA, DLFAPA, Distinguished University Health Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association; and Jennifer Giddens, Co-founder & Co-director, Tampa Center for Research on Suicidality and Harm Research Institute, Editor of the Science of Suicidality
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 108
10:00 AM – 10:15 AMSelf-Care & Networking Break
10:15 AM – 11:15 AMKeynote: The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) Framework: Grounding in Philosophy and Reaching
Towards Future Developments

Presented by: Dr. Kevin Crowley
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 108
11:15 AM – 11:30 AMSelf-Care & Networking Break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PMThe Bridge Between Suicide and Life
Presented by: Sergeant Kevin R. Briggs, Ret.
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 108
12:30 PM – 1:30 PMWorking Lunch Panel Presentation: A Blueprint: Zero Suicide Initiative and Community Organization
Presented by: Honorable Judge Michael R. Montero, Sixth Judicial District Court; Brooke O’Byrne, BSW, CADC, Director of Court Services, Sixth Judicial District Court; Betsy Guerrero, Administrative Specialist, 6th Judicial District Court
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 108
1:30 PM – 3:00 PMBreakout Session 1
Session 1ASuicide among Nevada Veterans: How are we Impacting it?
Presented by: Hal Woomer; Kevin Burns, Maj, USMC (ret); Cesar O. Melgarejo, Veterans Policy Analyst, Office of Governor Brian Sandoval
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 105
Session 1BA Clinical Approach to Treating Sudden and Traumatic Loss During the Grief Process©
Presented by: Dr. Frank Campbell
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 115
Session 1CElder Suicide
Presented by: Steven Nicholas, Ed.D., MFT, NCC
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 116
3:00 PM – 3:30 PMSelf-Care & Networking Break
3:30 PM – 5:00 PMBreakout Session 2
Session 2AState and County Data Surveillance: Committee to Review Suicide Fatalities and Washoe County Data
Presented by: Cordelia Alexander-Leeder and Richard Egan
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 105
Session 2BCANCELLEDCANCELLED
Session 2CAttempt Survivor Groups
Presented by: Bianca D. McCall, MFTLI, Owner-Operator, Clinical Director, Desert Rose Counseling Group
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 116

General Conference – Day 2
Saturday, October 14, 2017
TimeWorkshopLocation
8:00 AM – 8:45 AMRegistration, Continental Breakfast, Meet & GreetTMCC, Sierra Building, Room 108
8:45 AM – 9:00 AMWelcome
Presented by: Janett Massolo, Training & Outreach Facilitator, Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention; M. Amaris Knight, M.Ed., ​​Chair, Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention, Assistant Research Analyst, Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 108
9:00 AM – 10:30 AMKeynote: Building Capacity for Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Services
Presented by: Dr. Frank Campbell
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 108
10:30 AM – 10:45 AMSelf-Care & Networking Break
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMKeynote: Living Resilience: One Woman’s Journey from Suicide to Post-Traumatic Growth
Presented by: Leah Harris, MA
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 108
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMWorking Lunch Panel Presentation: Mobile Outreach
Presented By: Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT), Mobile Outreach Safety Team (MOST)

TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 108
1:00 PM – 2:30 PMBreakout Session 3
Session 3ACo-Occurring Disorders
Presented by: Meri L. Shadley, Ph.D., LMFT, LCADC, LCS, Associate Professor/Academic Coordinator, Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies, Project Director, Nevada's Recovery & Prevention Community
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 105
Session 3BTrauma-informed Approaches to Supporting People who Self-injure
Presented by: Leah Harris, MA
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 108
Session 3CUsing Metaphor to Communicate Sudden and Traumatic Loss During the Grief Process©
Presented by: Dr. Frank Campbell
TMCC, Sierra Building, Room 116
2:30 PM – 2:45 PMSelf-Care & Networking Break
2:45 PM – 3:15 PMClosing Remarks, EvaluationsTMCC, Sierra Building, Room 108