Participate in our newest program, Training in Suicide Care for Physicians! Instructed by WSPA Past President Jeffrey Sung, M.D. this one-day, six-hour workshop fulfills the requirement for all physicians to receive a one-time training in suicide risk assessment, treatment, and management (ESHB 1424). This workshop uses lecture, video-based educational tools, and writing exercises to address approaches, formulation, and clinical responses to suicide risk. Review the schedule below to see the full range of topics covered. This training is approved for 6 CME credit hours.

This training is jointly-provided by the American Psychiatric Association and Washington State Psychiatric Association. 

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February 10

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8:00 - 8:30:     Registration
8:30 - 10:30:   Introduction, Rationale Suicide Risk Assessment
10:30 -10:45:  Morning Break
10:45 - 12:00: Risk Stratification and Initial Management
12:00 - 1:00:   Lunch (Not provided by WSPA)
1:00 - 2:00      Suicide Risk Management
2:00 - 3:00:     Treatment of Suicide Risk
3:00 - 3:15:     Afternoon Break
3:15 - 4:00:     Physician Suicide / Responding to Patient Suicide / Summary and Questions 

Who Should Attend?

This training is based on requirements established in ESHB 1424, signed into state law in March, 2015. You should attend this training if you are a:

- Physician
- Physician assistant
- Osteopathic physician
- Osteopathic physician assistant
- Naturopath physician
- Licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, or advance registered nurse practitioner 


WSPA Members - $125
Non-Members - $185
Other Medical Association Members - $135 (offered for Seattle and Spokane only)
- County Medical Societies


Glaser Auditorium, Swedish Medical Center, First Hill Campus
747 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

Providence Auditorium, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
101 W 8th Ave,Spokane, WA 99204

Providence St. Peter Hospital
413 Lilly Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506


See what previous attendees had to say about this training opportunity:

"Excellent, in depth material well presented with fascinating use of video, resource material, and easily understandable graphics and slides."
- James G. Trantham, M.D.

"It was most informative. I went for the requirement and found myself learning useful information."
- Douglas R. Myers, M.D.

"This training was absolutely superb. I would highly recommend it!"
- James Hammel, M.D.

"A terrifically comprehensive presentation with clear useful specific recommendations for evaluation and care. Bravo."
- Robert Nadol, M.D.

"EXCELLENT PROGRAM. Should be attended by all health care providers and persons who work with patients."
- B. Jason MacLurg, M.D.  

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and WA State Psychiatric Association. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.