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QPR Suicide Prevention Training
Thursday, June 20, 2024, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Category: Suicide Prevention

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training

Thursday, June 20, 2024, 7PM-9PM CST

Virtual Meeting via Zoom and Aspire OT, this webinar is being offered as part of our partnership with Aspire OT

 *Due to limitations by the QPR Institute, this course is limited to 35 participants. Registration is now full.*

About this Course: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention training that will equip the everyday person with the knowledge of signs of depression, how to ask someone if they are having thoughts of suicide, how to persuade an individual to seek help, and how to refer someone to resources available. You will learn what a safety plan looks like and how to create one. This training fulfills the Tennessee occupational therapy licensure requirement for suicide prevention education every 4* years.

*Beginning January 1, 2020, all licensed occupational therapists (not occupational therapy assistants) are required to have a minimum of 2 hours of training by a board approved provider relative to suicide prevention at least once every 4* years (i.e. at least once per two licensure renewal cycles). The statute requires this training every 5 years for occupational therapists practicing in Tennessee, though the licensure board recommends every 4 years to coincide with the rhythm of renewal cycles.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify causes and warning signs of suicide.
  2. Ask a person if they are having thoughts of suicide.
  3. Describe strategies to persuade a person to stay safe.
  4. Explain how to refer a person to resources.

Speaker: Katy Schmidt, OTD, OTR/L, is an assistant professor of occupational therapy at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to teaching, Katy completed the Mental Health Occupational Therapy Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has clinical experience serving children and adults in inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient psychiatric clinics, school systems, criminal justice systems, and community-based programs. Katy is especially passionate about serving individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders, and chronic pain as a clinician, educator, researcher, and advocate. She earned her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Belmont University.

CEU Opportunity: Free for members, $40 for non-members, 2 CEU hours

Contact: [email protected]