Working with suicide risk in offenders
This British Psychological Society workshop is the first regional BPS Division of Forensic Psychology event for its members as part of its outreach agenda.
- From: Friday 12 June 2015, 9.30 am
- To: Friday 12 June 2015, 4.30 pm
- Location: Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
This British Psychological Society workshop is the first regional BPS Division of Forensic Psychology event for its members as part of its outreach agenda. The event is aimed at forensic psychologists and forensic professionals who are interested in developing their evidence-based practice through the dissemination of research work in relation to suicide in offenders and to encourage the integration of research-based practice into services. The workshop will also encourage the integration of forensic professional services in the management of offenders at risk of suicide.
The morning will introduce psychological theories of suicide and focus on O'Connor's (2011) Interpersonal-Volitional Model (IMV) model of suicide, providing opportunity to develop understanding of pathways to suicidal behaviour in offenders. The event will also consider the evidence-base in working with offenders at risk of suicide and consider appropriate identification, assessment and care-planning approaches that reflect the model. Finally, to consider key legal and practice issues in working with this population.
In the afternoon, there will be presentations from a range of forensic professionals with opportunity for discussion and action planning on the development of practice across forensic services.
- 9.30 am - Training on psychological models and evidence-base on suicide in offenders (including case study); awareness of key issues when working as a psychologist with offenders at risk of suicide.
Dr Karen Slade and Simon Duff.
- 12.30 pm - Lunch. Please note that lunch will not be provided however there are catering outlets in the Newton building.
- 1.30 pm - Forensic Psychology Dr Karen Slade, Forensic Psychiatry: Dr Andrew Forrester (Consultant forensic psychiatrist), Forensic Professional: TBC
- 3 pm - Break
- 3.30 pm - Discussion Session
Cross-disciplinary working : 'How best to work together'; Moving forward within current services including the integration of forensic professional services.
- 4.30pm - Finish
The workshop is free to attend, however there are a limited number of places available for Division of Forensic Psychology members and non-members. To book your place please visit the British Psychological Society website.