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Suicide Prevention: Roadmap to Safety

  • October 23, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom Online Training


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East Bay CAMFT is inviting you to a Zoom training:

Suicide Prevention: Roadmap to Safety

Presented by Kimberly Beckstead, LCSW

Monday, October 23, 2023

9:00am - 4:00pm

Earn (6) CE Credits

Participants in this training will take away a new level of confidence in assessing suicide risk; feel a sense of mastery over safety planning; and build on existing clinical skills to develop a new understanding of suicide prevention and how to implement a new framework into everyday clinical practice.

Educational Goal: 

Increase a clinician’s sense of confidence and professional efficacy in assessing suicide risk, utilizing evidence-based assessment tools.

Improve understanding of the critical elements to be included in safety planning.

Empower clinicians to start the difficult conversation about suicide using a trauma informed approach. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale and its administration with a suicidal patient. 
  • Identify at least 2 common fears held by clinicians working with suicidal patients and in turn identify 2 techniques that can be used to mitigate identified fears associated with treating suicidal patients.
  • Describe at least 3 critical elements to be included in safety planning with a suicidal patient.
  • Define and differentiate between acute suicide risk and chronic suicide risk.
  • Identify at least 2 new techniques  learned from the training demonstrating how to elicit more information from a suicidal patient to more accurately determine suicide risk level.
  • Identify at least 2 main components of the “roadmap to safety.”


$45 - Prelicensed Members

$50 - Licensed/Professional Members (Early Bird before 9/30)

$65 - Licensed/Professional Members (10/1 and after) 

$75 - Non-EB CAMFT Members

Kimberly Beckstead, LCSW


Kimberly Beckstead is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. For the past 18 years Kimberly has immersed herself into the clinical and administrative world of chronic pervasive mental illness, complex trauma, suicide prevention, substance abuse treatment, and trauma informed care.

Having initially started her career working as a clinical case manager for the county of San Diego. Over the last 10 years she found her passion working with active-duty military and Veterans; where complex childhood trauma, military trauma, mental illness and substance abuse intersect.

Kimberly has extensive experience providing clinical crisis intervention, case management, clinical supervision, program management, private training and clinical consultation.

Over the years Kimberly has earned the reputation of being an innovative, out of the box thinker. Working with the DoD she created new suicide prevention programming at the installation level, spearheading the Marine Intercept Program dedicated to providing crisis intervention and care coordination for active-duty service members hospitalized for suicidal ideation or having had a suicide attempt. Kimberly actively integrates suicide prevention efforts with the community through the dissemination of interdisciplinary trainings in all of San Diego County.

Kimberly is one of the founding members of the San Diego Trauma Informed Guide team and presently continues her work in suicide prevention, serving as a Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Jennifer Moreno San Diego VA Hospital.

Kimberly is a dynamic trainer, often complimented for her use of humor and authenticity when tackling sensitive topics, encouraging active discussion and thought-provoking material.

*This is a virtual event, and a Zoom Link will be sent to you after registration.


You may cancel for a 50% refund between 5 and 15 days in advance of the event. No refunds for cancellations within 5 days of the event or for no-shows or failure to attend due to emergencies.  Unused funds cannot be applied to future events. NO EXCEPTIONS!  If the event is cancelled for any reason, you will receive a full refund.  

**By registering for the event you agree to the terms of the Cancellation/Refund Policy**

For general information, special needs, ADA accommodations, or grievances: Please contact Sandy at  You will receive a response within 24 hours.  Note: Deadline for requesting ADA accommodations is two weeks prior to the workshop so that we may have time to properly accommodate you. 

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