If you feel being a psychiatrist is stressful, you are not alone. I asked participants at our recent MasterPsych Conference to rate their level of work-related stress. The most common self-rating was “Moderate stress” chosen by about half the respondents and the second most common rating was “Extreme – I’m ready to quit my job” chosen by 19% of respondents.
And do you know the #1 source of stress for psychiatrists? Respondents chose “dealing with patients’ suicide risk.”
- Gain mastery over the most stress-inducing aspect of psychiatric practice.
- Learn to better manage suicidal patients with the SPaRR Method “Suicide Pathways of Risk and Recovery”
- Learn to conduct a detailed and systematic assessment, including with the use of checklists
- Master DBT & CBT techniques specific to treating patients at suicidal risk
- Implement Mindfulness and Problem-Solving techniques to lower suicide risk
- Learn to avoid the three oversights that can lead to medical malpractice suits
- Learn what to do in the event of a patient’s suicide
- Take advantage of this free course to help you do your best.
Why Am I Offering This Course?
For 14 years I held psychiatry oral board prep courses and had the opportunity to observe and evaluate nearly 3000 psychiatrists as they interviewed patients and/or presented cases. What I learned is that suicide assessment and management skills are not universally taught during residency and fellowship training.
Assessing and managing patients at risk of suicide is not, and will never be, easy. I believe, however, that an up-to-date review of the knowledge base related to suicide risk, assessment and management, as well as specific training in skills relevant to managing high-risk patients, will improve patient care and clinician confidence and decrease stress.
I’m grateful for the confidence that tens of thousands of physicians have in me and who have attended our courses. It’s time to give back. Therefore, I invite all interested psychiatrists and psychiatrists-in-training, as well as psychologists and therapists, to register for this free 15 hour course on Suicide Management.
Jack Krasuski, MD
Kay Segal, PsyD
- Owner and Clinical Director, The Center for Mindfulness and Behavior Therapy, Deerfield, IL
Dr. Kay Segal is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician, and the Owner and Clinical Director of The Center for Mindfulness and Behavior Therapy. She has significant experience providing treatment across outpatient, partial and inpatient hospital, community mental health and specialized settings, and has training from leading experts in the treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-eating Disorder, suicidal behavior, non-suicidal self-injury, trauma and personality disorders. She has extensive training and experience utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and has been Advanced Intensively trained by Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT. Dr. Segal is also trained and experienced in Prolonged Exposure for PTSD (PE), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Family-Based Therapy for Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa (FBT), and Motivational Interviewing for substance abuse and medical noncompliance (MI).
Dr. Segal provides training in empirically supported treatments to clinical professionals, as well as consultation to DBT treatment teams. She works collaboratively with adolescents, adults, families, and couples utilizing evidence-based, proven interventions to treat eating disorders, self-injury, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse, domestic violence, difficulties related to chronic medical conditions and disorders of emotion regulation.
Jack Krasuski, MD
- Executive Director, American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, Oak Brook, IL
- Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- MD, University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
- Residency, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Illinois Medical Center and Clinics at Chicago, Chicago, IL
- Fellowship, Senior Staff Fellow at the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MA
Dr. Krasuski spent three years as a Senior Staff Fellow at the National Institute on Aging, NIH, where he did research in the neuroimaging of dementing disorders. Currently, he spends most of his time lecturing to thousands of physicians, annually, on psychiatric topics. He is known for his ability to clearly explain complex and little-understood topics.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
Online Course 3.2, Release Date April 28, 2017, Termination Date April 27, 2020:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Identify demographics and trends of suicide
- Assess and manage patients using the Suicide Resilience and Recovery Method (SSRM)
- Treat suicidal patients using cognitive behavioral therapy
- Explain the nature of suicide-related problems