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Opioid and Suicide Loss in the Behavioral Health Workplace


Via Webex, NY 12203
United States

Opioid and Suicide Loss in the Behavioral Health Workplace


This training will address traumatic loss and its impact on the behavioral health workforce, including; overdose and suicide statistics, risk factors, and risk management measures, prevention and postvention protocols, grief and loss, vicarious traumatization and burnout, and clinician self-care.

The objectives are:

  • To increase understanding and awareness of the impact of suicide and overdose on clients, families, and behavioral health staff.
  • To list responses to risk factors for clinicians and clients. Describe and apply prevention and post-vention protocols.
  • To learn to respond to vicarious traumatization and burnout individually, and as a clinician.
  • To provide and list strategies and resources for counselor self-care.

Credentialing Credit

Six OASAS clock hours are approved for application to the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor credential (CASAC Renewal only), OASAS Credentialed Prevention Professional/Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPP/ CPS Initial Section 1, and Renewal). Social Work CEU's are approved for 6 hours.


Who Should Attend: Addiction Treatment Professionals/Prevention Professionals, Mental Health Professionals and Recovery Professionals.

How to Apply: There is a new application procedure using the NYS OASAS Test Portal (similar to Learning Thursdays). Click the new link below (for Live trainings) and follow directions to log in, or to create an account. Applicants will be notified by the lead trainer, if accepted: https://answerkey.net/oasastraining/

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Albany, NY 12203-3526

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