Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) New Leader Training

Through a grant funded by the Garrett Lee Smith State and Tribal Suicide Prevention Grant, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is actively looking for interested parties wanting to become an authorized Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) trainer by participating in this FREE two-and-a-half day, AMSR New Leader Training (NLT), provided by Education Development Consultants, Inc.

AMSR workshop leaders are experienced clinicians and teachers who are authorized by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. The NLT offers candidates a demonstration of workshop facilitation by SPRC’s most experienced Master Trainers, and the opportunity to practice and get feedback on presenting key modules of the workshop. New leaders leave the NLT ready to deliver their first workshop.

As an authorized New Leader, you will be able to provide AMSR trainings; AMSR is a dynamic one-day workshop that equips new and experienced clinicians with the skill to address numerous clinical dilemmas encountered while assisting individuals at risk for suicide. Using a combination of expert teaching, video modeling, practice exercises, and small/large group discussion, AMSR provides an up-to-date review of what experts consider to be the most essential knowledge, attitudes, and skills for providing suicide safer care. AMSR meets objectives included in the U.S. Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, urging organizations and clinicians to create an environment where clients feel safe to disclose suicidal thoughts; collaborate with their mental health providers; and expect that care is informed by clear and contextually-appropriate frameworks for assessment and intervention.

As an AMSR trainer you will be able to provide a valuable high-quality service to your community and stay up-to-date on trends related to suicidal behavior and prevention strategies.

JUNE 10th:
Health Services Administration Building
313 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

JUNE 11th-12th:
Burton W. Chase Park
13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

To apply, please click here.

*Participants in the AMSR NLT may receive 6.5 CE credits. AMSR is approved by NASW and NBCC for CE credits. CME credits are also available.


Health Services Administration Building

313 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA, United States