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Suicide Awareness Online Course Registration is Open!
The course is designed to increase awareness of suicide, and equip participants with information and basic skills to respond to a person considering suicide. Discussions, demonstrations, and scenarios are used to facilitate learning via modules designed for this new method of delivering this important training. This is an entry-level course suitable for anyone, especially people without formal mental health training.
This two week self-paced course will run October 10-21, 2016. Orientation will open September 26.
7 CE Credits for APA; 7 PDHs for EAPs; 7 Contact Hours for National Certified Addiction Counselors; 0.7 General CEUs from UMBC
$250 for ICISF members; $295.00 for non-members. Registration fees are non-refundable.
Please note that this course is taught through BlackBoard. It is important that you know your computer.
Presenter Bio: Welzant, PsyD, Victor
Victor Welzant, PsyD, is the Director of Education and Training and past member of the Board of Directors of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, based in Ellicott City, MD. Victor previously served as Director of Acute Trauma Services for the Sheppard Pratt Health System and as a consultant to the State of Maryland, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the area of disaster behavioral health. Victor maintains a private consulting and clinical practice in Towson MD, where he specializes in the treatment of Trauma and Stress related conditions, organizational training, and program development. Victor is the Clinical Director for the Anne Arundel Fire Dept. Critical Incident Stress Management team in MD, as well as a supervisor for the Sheppard Pratt Health Care CISM team development. He is a consultant to the Harford County Maryland Sheriff’s Department’s Crisis Negotiation, and Peer Support teams and serves on the adjunct faculty of Towson University in Psychology, Nursing, and Homeland Security. Victor currently serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health. Victor lectures and consults internationally on the topics Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Management, Suicide, Disaster Behavioral Health and the impact and treatment of trauma.