Montréal, QC 

Hosted by SISP student committee, McGill University

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

May 26 - May 27, 2020

Suicidal behavior among young people aged 10 to 24 years is a growing public health concern. In Quebec, 12% of young people report having already given serious thought to suicide; 7% have tried to take their own life, and visits to the emergency department for suicide risk are increasing. It therefore becomes important to equip yourself with the assessment and intervention tools needed to assess suicidal risk and to aid these young people. Participating in this 6-hour interactive training will teach you how to assess the risk of suicide and to intervene with children and adolescents aged 10 to 24 years. The preferred evaluation and intervention approaches of this training are based on the 10 skills taught in suicide prevention developed by Dr. Rob Cramer of Old Dominion University as they apply to children and adolescents. Suicide risk management is considered to be one of the most stressful and difficult clinical situations. This training aims to increase the feeling of competence in the clinician by learning good evaluation and intervention practices with young suicidal people.


Learn about recent epidemiological data on youth suicide
Recognize the specific factors of suicide risk in young people
Learn about the evidence regarding assessment and intervention with young suicidal people
Recognize our personal attitudes and reactions towards young suicidal people
Develop and maintain an empathetic position focused on collaboration in our interventions with young people
Identify and analyze risk factors and protective factors during our assessment
Perform a clinical assessment and analysis of the plan and suicidal intent
Establish an evidence-based intervention and treatment plan
Solicit the youth support network
Document risk, plan and our clinical reasoning
Know the laws and regulations in terms of ethics and youth protection
Review the intervention and methods of self-care for the clinician


Assessment and brief intervention of suicidal children and adolescents

Le 26 Mai 2020