Suicide Prevention for Occupational Therapy: Question, Persuade, Refer
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2 Contact Hours
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Suicide Prevention for Occupational Therapy
Saturday August 22, 2020 , 1:00-3:00pm (CDT) Live Course This course will NOT be recorded for later viewing .
$60| 2 Contact Hour
Please note the important information located below the presenter name.
This course will provide suicide prevention training for occupational therapy practitioners using the QPR method (Question, Persuade, Refer). Two hours of suicide prevention are required for licensure in TN beginning in January 2020. This session will not be recorded (see below).
Presenter: Will Taylor
This session is presented in partnership with QPR
institute. QPR Institute does
not allow for any recording of any part of the QPR Training. The reason for
this is because the topic of suicide is quite a sensitive one. Suicide can be
triggering for individuals in the audience. Instructors are responsible for the
safety, physical and emotional, of the participants. When conducting a live
training, the Instructor is able to visually scan the audience and look for any
sign of distress in the participants. If an Instructor notices anything, they
are able to follow up with that individual on the spot immediately. We have
conducted in person trainings where individuals have left the room during the
training because they were emotionally triggered and could not finish the
course. Only recently did QPR Institute allow for the training to be
conducted virtually, and even virtually, there are very strict guidelines
we must adhere to, otherwise we are in jeopardy of losing our credentials. For
example, even virtually, there must be two Instructors, one to teach the
curriculum and the other to monitor the participants and the chat box to offer
assistance to anyone they think may be in distress. And it is for these
reasons, the QPR can not be recorded-it's to ensure the safety of the
After the completion of this course, learners will:
The learners will demonstrate an understanding of occupational therapy's role in suicide prevention
The learners will be able to articulate the basic tenets of the QPR(question, persuade, refer) method
This course is being offered as part of Aspire OT's State Association Partnership Program. This course is free for TNOTA Members.