Comprehensive Suicide Prevention and Intervention for LEPs

$109 Members, $159 Nonmembers



After reviewing the mandate for comprehensive suicide prevention generated by the adoption of AB 2246 (which has required the governing boards of all California school districts that serve student in grades 7-12 to adopt a comprehensive suicide prevention policy beginning this fall) this workshop will review activities judged to be consistent with the intent of this law. It will review primary suicide prevention, immediate suicide intervention, and suicide postvention activities.


Richard Lieberman MA, NCSP, is the Lead Consultant for the CalMHSA Student Mental Health Initiative for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He is a lecturer in the Graduate School of Education at Loyola Marymount University and from 1986-2011 he coordinated Suicide Prevention Services for Los Angeles Unified School District. Mr. Lieberman is co-author of School Crisis Prevention: the PREPaRE Model and Best Practices in Suicide Intervention (IV, V and VI) for the National Association of School Psychologists.

Susan K. Coats, Ed.D., LEP, is the CASP Chair on Mental Health and Crisis Consultation, a CDE Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup member, the Mental Health Officer for her district’s Crisis Response and Threat Assessment Team, and the high school advisor for a NAMI On Campus Club. In addition, she is a trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid, PREPaRE, and the Student Mental Health Initiative. Recent workshops have included “Threat Prevention and Assessment” and “Repairing Harm and Restoring Relationships” that involved school law enforcement, district personnel, and community mental health members.

Chris Jones, LEP, NCSP is a founding partner of Dynamic Interventions, the first incorporation of Licensed Educational Psychologists in the state of California. Dynamic Interventions provides counseling, assessment, consultation and training services to families and school districts in the Greater Los Angeles area. Jones specializes in the areas of assessment, autism and other disorders that impact learning and socialization. He is the co-author of Project Friendship, an anti-bullying program that has been implemented in five districts in southern California. Jones has been recognized the LA County Board of Supervisors and the William S. Hart Union HS District for his innovative work as a school psychologist and his dedication to students and their families. Additionally, he’s been the recipient of CASP’s Nadine Lambert Outstanding School Psychologist Award, as well as the Suzanne Fisher Leadership Award.


LMFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs: This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. NCSPs: The course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development for Nationally Certified School Psychologists, under Provider Number 1025, licensed by the National Association of School Psychologists. CASP is responsible for the content of this workshop.

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