Title: Suicide Assessment for Clinicians Working with Individuals & Families - Webinar

Friday, April 29, 2022 
The registration period has closed for this event.

Time: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM


The Center for Family and Community Well-Being and the Kent School of Social Work Couple and Family Therapy Program have partnered with leading suicidologist, Dr. Laura Frey, LMFT, to bring you this training!


Laura M. Frey, Ph.D., LMFT


Dr. Laura M. Frey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Assistant Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Program in the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. She has extensive clinical experience providing suicide risk assessments and crisis intervention with individuals and their families, including working as an intake and assessment counselor at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. She studies the intersection of family processes and mental health. She has received funding from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to research family dynamics after an adolescent attempts suicide.

Workshop Description

As a field, Suicidology offers a variety of trainings in assessing and treating individual risk for suicide. However, these trainings fail to integrate a family component. During assessment, family members can provide collateral information that allows a clinician to develop a richer picture of suicide risk. It is also important to assess how much family members contribute to suicide risk or present barriers both to receiving treatment and to treatment being effective.


After this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to screen for self-harm behavior and suicide risk
  • Recognize a systemic perspective of suicide that highlights the role of family members, friends, and treatment providers
  • Understand their scope of practice for suicide and know where to refer individuals beyond their scope of practice.


The goal for this training is to prepare social work and marriage and family therapy practitioners to handle the common challenges faced by families in which a family member has had suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide.



This workshop meets KRS 210.366 requirements

Continuing Education Credits

6 CEUS Approved by Kentucky Board of Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy.







Cost: $100.00 (meets KRS 210.366 requirements)




Register Here



If you questions, please send email to Sam Cooper: sam.cooper@louisville.edu




Webinar Access- Via Zoom

About Us


The Center for Family and Community Well-Being (CFCWB) advances the well-being of vulnerable populations through the development and dissemination of evidence based practices, technology driven innovations, and research to address complex social problems such as violence and trauma, poverty, injustice, and disparities in health and mental health. The Center offers a unique hub for the translation of research into practice and partnership into synergy.

For more information, please contact:

Becky F. Antle, MSSW, Ph.D.

Professor and University Scholar

Director, CFCWB


(502) 852-2917