Syntero Training: CALM – Counseling on Access to Lethal Means

Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies. This training is about how to reduce access to the methods people use to take their lives. It will cover who needs lethal means counseling and how to work with people at risk for suicide- and families- to reduce access. Syntero’s CALM-Counseling on Access to Lethal Means training will be presented by LOSS Community Service Executive Director Angela Damon.

This training is approved for 1.5 CEUs through the CSWMFT Board for counselors and social workers.

Participation is FREE for current Syntero employees and student intern and just $30 for community members!

Syntero Training: Suicide Risk Assessments – Engagement, Intervention, and Beyond

In Syntero’s Suicide Risk Assessments training, participants will:

  • Increase understanding of how to build rapport when assessing for suicide risk in an initial session
  • Increase competence with scoring the CSSR-S and determining appropriate next steps
  • Understand cultural and developmental considerations when working with clients of diverse backgrounds, as well as with children/adolescents
  • Demonstrate understanding of best practices when interacting with law enforcement and emergency personnel in the context of a client who needs further evaluation due to suicide risk

This training is approved for one CEU through the CSWMFT Board for counselors and social workers and will be facilitated by Syntero Clinicians Maggie Dangler, LISW-S and Melissa Rotblatt, LISW-S.

Participation is FREE for current Syntero employees and student intern and just $20 for community members!

Syntero Training: Eating Disorders and Evidence-Based Treatment

Syntero’s Eating Disorders and Evidence-Based Treatment training will review types of eating disorders to reinforce information presented in the past Eating Disorders and Suicide training. Participants will:

  • Learn about the various comorbidities and medical complications that occur within this population Increase understanding of how to assess clients for eating disorders and increase knowledge regarding levels of care
  • Learn about evidence-based treatment for eating disorders, specifically CBT-E and how to apply this method in practice

This training is approved for one CEU through the CSWMFT Board for counselors and social workers and will be facilitated by Syntero Outpatient Clinician Outpatient Clinician Ashleigh Roosz, LISW-S.

Participation is FREE for current Syntero employees and student intern and just $20 for community members!

Eating Disorders & Suicide

Syntero’s Eating Disorders and Suicide training will provide participants with a review of eating disorder etiology and definitions, information on different eating disorder diagnoses, and the neurobiology associated with eating disorders. Participants will learn to utilize different questionnaires and screeners to assess the presence and severity of an eating disorder, and will understand the link between eating disorders and increased risk for suicide.

This training is approved for one CEU through the CSWMFT Board for counselors and social workers and will be facilitated by Syntero Delaware City & Buckeye Valley School Services Coordinator Shelbey Mitchell, LISW-S, MSW.

Cost: $20 for community members; free for Syntero staff and interns

Syntero Training: Assessing and Treating Race-Based Trauma

In the virtual Assessing and Treating Race-Based Trauma training, participants will:

  • Gain knowledge relevant to the treatment of historical, and race-based trauma, as well as best practices for assessing, engaging, and help clients process race-based traumatic experiences
  • Leave with a better understanding of concepts related to diversity
  • Be able to ask culturally responsive assessment questions
  • Better identify apply interventions in regards to traumatic experiences for historically marginalized populations

This training is approved for one CEU through the CSWMFT Board for counselors and social workers and will be facilitated by Syntero Diversity and Inclusion Program Coordinator Courtney Dobson, LISW-S, and Outpatient Clinician Kashif Khan, LSW.

Location: Zoom

Cost: $30 for community members; free for Syntero staff and interns

Syntero Training: LGBTQ+ 201

LGBTQ+ 201: Getting Past Basics & Navigating Toward Culturally Competent Community & Clinical Practice  includes discussion of best practices, relevant research and an epistemologically-unique framework for understanding and “mapping” the variability of human experience around sex assigned at birth, gender and sexuality, utilizing iconographic illustrations that can be adapted as worksheets or easily-reproducible in-session diagrams for psychoeducational demonstrations or assessment with clients.

Fee: free for Syntero employees and interns; $40 for community members

Approved for 2 ethics CEUs for counselors and social workers.

Facilitator: Syntero LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator Michael Eblin, MSW, LSW

mrottblatt@syntero.org or meblin@syntero.org for questions