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Suicide Prevention: Impact of Isolation & Social Media Among Youth

February 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm CST

Presented by The Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies and the Institute for Adolescent Suicide Prevention

Presented by The Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies

Suicide Prevention: Impact of Isolation & Social Media Among Youth

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

9:00AM-12:15PM (PT)/11:00AM-2:15PM (CT)/12:00PM-3:15PM (ET)

Event held online via Zoom, link to access provided upon registration

This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 3.0 APA CEs for Psychologists, and 3.0 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs

**LIVE ATTENDANCE OF THIS PROGRAM IS REQUIRED. For a complete list of programs available via recording please visit https://tcsppofficeofce.com/homestudy-courses/**

Workshop Description:

Suicide prevention and early intervention has become a key component of professional training for mental health practitioners in the United States. Early recognition of signs and symptoms of mental health issues such as depression can be critical in addressing suicide. Additionally, recognizing the warning signs and having the confidence as a clinician to address the warning signs with clients can be highly effective in saving lives. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (2020), suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in 2018 and the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 10 and 34.

With the burgeoning of technology, there has been a growing body of evidence that explores how the Internet and social media can influence suicide-related behavior. This session explores the intersection between suicide and social media. This session will cover the risk factors that are associated with suicide, factors that help prevent suicide, and how isolation and social media affects the prevalence of suicide. This session will provide resources for mental health professions working with youth who are struggling with depression and/or suicidal ideations.

Learning Objectivies:

1. Describe dynamic and static risk factors of suicide among youth

2. Identify at least four suicide preventive factors

3. Discuss how social isolation and social media contribute to risks of suicide among youth

Professional Bio of Cynthia Wright, Ed.D.

Cynthia Wright, Ed.D, is a Licensed Master Social Worker and an adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Forensic Psychology Program in Washington, DC. She graduated with her Master’s in Health Sciences in Addiction Studies from Governor’s State University, University Park, Illinois and Master’s in Social Service Administration from University of Chicago, Chicago Illinois. Dr. Wright received her Doctorate of Education from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Wright has focused her clinical experience in working with adult and youth that have been victims of trauma. Additionally, Dr. Wright provides clinical interventions for offenders being served by the juvenile justice system in the State of Maryland.

Program Standards and Goals:

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.3: Program content focuses on topics related to psychological practice, education, or research other than application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that are supported by contemporary scholarship grounded in established research procedures.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 3: Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.

Workshop Schedule (Shown in CT):

11:00 pm – Event Begins

one 15-Minute Break

2:15 pm – Event Ends

Registration and Fees:

General admission: $125.00

TCSPP Faculty/Staff: $60.00

TCSPP Site Supervisors: $60.00

TCSPP Students/Alumni: $25.00

Fees for these workshops support the activities of the Institute for Adolescent Suicide Prevention. These fees do reflect an increase of the fees for the special events of Suicide Prevention Month in September.


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Target Audience: Healthcare and Mental healthcare professionals, University faculty and students. Members of the TCSPP community.

Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Danielle Bohrer at 312-467-2364. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.

Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.

Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.

*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


February 9, 2021
11:00 am - 2:30 pm CST
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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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