Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Water's Edge Events Center 
4687 Millennium Drive
Belcamp, MD 21017

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CHEP Inc. 

May 15, 2019 - Suicide Prevention Special Speaker Event 
Missed Opportunities: Prevention and Treatment of Suicide and Self-Injurious Behavior
Dr. CC Nuckols

Important Notes/Announcements:

  • This program is approved for NAADAC, MDSW, NBCC, APA and general credits.  These are the final offerings.  
  • By submitting your registration form, you are agreeing to the Cancellation Policy specific for this program.  Please review the below in detail before registering. 

Cancellation Policy:

Registration for this program will close on Friday, May 10th or once we are at capacity.  As we are anticipating high interest for this program, we recommend that you register early; we will not be able to guarantee on-site registration.  If you are unable to attend after registering, you must contact our office via email or phone.  The following guidelines for cancellations for this program apply:

  • Cancellations by registrant made prior to May 1, 2019 will receive a refund less a 10% processing fee. 
  • Cancellations by registrant made May 1, 2019 or after will not receive a refund or voucher. 

CHEP reserves the right to cancel this program due to insufficient enrollment or any unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather.  We will notify registrants via email and on our program webpage.  In the case that we need to cancel or reschedule, registrants can request a voucher to be used at a future program, or a refund.  Registration fees will be fully refunded if we are unable to reschedule a cancelled program.  Processing fees will apply on refunds made to credit cards.  Refunds are only available back to a credit card if less than 60 days have passed since purchase; otherwise if longer than 60 days, a check will be issued to the registrant.

Course Description:

Suicide is not so much about wanting to die, but about a powerful need for pain to end.  People choose suicide because they feel unable to cope with feelings of pain, hopelessness, helplessness, shame, loneliness, isolation, and uncertainty. 

Suicide is not a binary issue.  There is no "on-off" switch.  Suicide has no single cause, and the causes and predictors or suicide vary across individuals.  Due to this heterogeneity, most risk factors account for a small proportion of the variance in predicting suicide deaths.  Suicide is best prevented by reducing as many risk factors as possible while activating protective factors. 

This skills training event will help clinicians sharpen their skills in the areas of identification, assessment and treatment of self-injurious and potentially suicidal patients.  Emphasis will be placed on clinical assessment and prevent strategies and the development of a patient safety plan.    

Leaning Objectives:

1. Discuss an actuarial prediction model for suicide prevention.
2. Review key questions that can be asked as a part of an assessment. 
3. Describe the process of contracting for safety with a potentially suicidal client. 
4. Describe the steps utilized to develop a client safety plan
5. Discuss both psychoterapeutic and psychopharmacological approaches to suicide prevention and treatment.
6. Describe and discuss six clinical pearls helpful when conducting assessment. 

Speaker Information:

Dr. Cardwell C. Nuckols is described as "one of the most influential clinical and spiritual trainers in North America." He has served the bahavioral medicine field for over 40 years and for the last 25 years has been considered one of the leading experts in the world on addiction and recovery.  

Dr. Nuckols is widely published, having authored more than 65 journal articles, 30 books and workbooks, 50 DVDs, CDs and videos, and 25 audiotape series.  His latest book is entitled Finding Freedom Through Illumination: Realizing Christ Consciousness. His previous publication is a best seller entitled The Ego-Less SELF: Acheiving Peace and Tranquility Beyond All Understanding.  Dr. Nuckols' first book Cocaine: Dependency to Recovery is also a trade best seller, as are his booklets Quitting Heroin, Quitting Alcohol, and Quitting Marijuana (Hazelden).  He is the author of the book Healing an Angry Heart (HCI) and video Chalk Talk on Drugs with Father Martin (Kelly Productions).  

Dr. Nuckols' background includes advanced work in such areas as medical research, pharmacology, neurology and psychology.  His personal spiritual path has involved studies into various spiritual traditions predominately early Contemplative Christianity.  

Continuing Education:

National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Credits - 5.5 hours
"This course has been approved by CHEP as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider for 5.5 CEs.  NAADAC provider number 62665, CHEP is responsible for all aspects of their programming."

American Psychological Association (APA) Credits - 6.0 Hours
Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Maryland Social Work Credits - 6.0 hours
Maryland Social Workers - Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners: "Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program.  This training qualifies for Category 1 continuing education credits."

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Credits - 6.0 hours
Certified Counselors - National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): "Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6140.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified.  Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs."  


Target Audience: Addiction Counselors, Certified Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers

Evaluation and Certificate:

All attendees are required to sign-in in order to receive credits.  Sign-in sheets will be available at the registration desk for up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the program and 30 minutes after the start of the program. 

An evaluation will be emailed to you within two business days of the program's completion.  Once you complete and submit this evaluation, your certificate will automatically generate to be saved or printed. 

Registration Information:

Department of VA Employee w. ID rate - $50 prior to 5/1/2019; $60 starting 5/1/2019
Community Provider rate - $100 prior to 5/1/2019; $125 starting 5/1/2019

APA Certificate Fee - $10 additional to registration

Registration will close end of day on May 10th; however, we do accept onsite registration.

Registration includes light breakfast items starting at 8:00am.  Lunch will be included.

If you are registering as a Department of VA Employee, you will be required to show proof of current employment via government issued VA ID badge at check in.  If you do not have your badge, you will not be granted access to the program or you can choose to pay the regular rate.