Benchmarks at Burrell: Taking the guesswork out of suicide assessment and intervention

Friday, Nov. 30, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Meeting Room A, Main Center

Educational Overview

This workshop will teach a model of suicide assessment and intervention designed to reduce fear of suicide in clinicians and to allow them to make clinically-driven decisions based on empirical research. The Linehan Risk Assessment and Management Protocol will be used to structure the clinical interview and to document intervention.


  • List all significant categories of long-term suicide risk
  • Identify short-term and imminent signs of suicide risk
  • Know where to find empirically based materials for risk assessment
  • Describe general guidelines for managing suicide risk
  • Understand the structure and how to complete the Linehan Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Protocol


Ronda Oswalt Reitz, Ph.D., is the Coordinator for DBT Services for the Missouri Department of Mental Health. In this role she is charged with the implementation, support, and evaluation of DBT programming in public mental health settings statewide. Previous clinical and administrative work led her to develop comprehensive DBT in community mental health, inpatient, and juvenile detention facilities. Additionally, Dr. Reitz provides consultation and training for BTech, the training and implementation program established by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., the treatment developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Event Details

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (lunch break Noon - 1:15 p.m.)


Burrell's Main Campus, Building A, Meeting Room A
2885 West Battlefield
Springfield, MO 65807

Live online webcast avaialble in Columbia at Stephens Lake Clinic. Registration required to attend online presentation.

Price: FREE
CEU's: 6 APA Credits

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