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Everyday, 84 Americans die by Suicide. Suicide is actually the 10th leading form of death in the US.  Yet suicide is also the most preventable form of death.  The QPR Method will teach you 3 simple steps that can help you prevent a suicide. This interactive training will bust common myths about suicide. Participants will increase their comfort level in working with suicidal clients. They will learn to recognize signs of suicidality, including situational, behavioral, and verbal clues. They will walk away with a better understanding of the nature of suicide and how to work with clients in a suicidal crisis. (Trainer, Jeffrey Davidson, LCSW-C, LICSW, Executive Director, CE You!)

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Jeffrey Davidson, LCSW-C, LICSW, has managed CE You! since its inception in 2010. Jeffrey’s previous managerial experience includes the management of multiple Treatment Foster Care Programs. Jeffrey has also served as the Director of an Adult Medical Day Care facility. A former Child Protective Services worker, who worked for more than a decade in the Child Welfare System, Jeffrey is a declared expert in Maryland State courts in the field of child abuse. Jeffrey, who received his Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland, is a certified QPR instructor and a former member of the American Society for Training and Development. In 2010 Jeff went back to the University of Maryland and taught QPR to students as part of a research project conducted by the faculty of the School of Social Work.


1. Introductions and Ice Breaker (15 minutes)

2. Video “About Suicide” (5 minutes)

3. Defining QPR and its purpose (15 minutes)

Raise awareness of suicide as most preventable


Common causes of suicidal thinking

4. About Suicide (45 minutes)

Statistics on suicide prevalence

Lessons from the Golden Gate Bridge

Myths and facts

5. Clues and Warning Signs of suicidality (30 minutes)

Verbal, Direct and Indirect



6. The First Step – Q- Question (25 minutes)

Asking the suicide Question

Direct and Indirect Approach

7. Exercise – What if you were suicidal? (pair up)(20 minutes)

Discussion – Why are we afraid to ask the question

8. The Second Step – P- Persuade (30 minutes)

How to Persuade someone to stay alive

9. The Third Step –R- Refer (20 minutes)

Getting the person help

10. Methods for effective QPR (20 minutes)

11. Conclusion (15 minutes)

Review and wrap up

Questions and Answers

This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level ,and is beneficial for a beginner level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Course Length: 2 Hours & 30 Minutes

This Webinar Offers 2.5 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

    • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
    • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437

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Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
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