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Suicide Prevention: A Roadmap to Safety

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


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Central Coast–CAMFT


Suicide Prevention:
A Roadmap to Safety

Presented By:
Kimberly Beckstead, LCSW

Online Via Zoom

Monday, October 23, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

6 CE Credits*

Our Presentation

Participants in this training leave with a new level of confidence assessing for 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.


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 and ultimately empower clinicians to start the difficult conversation about suicide using a trauma informed approach.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale and its administration with a suicidal patient.
  2. 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.
  3. Describe at least 3 critical elements to be included in safety planning with a suicidal patient.
  4. Define and differentiate between acute suicide risk and chronic suicide risk.
  5. 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.
  6. Identify at least 2 main components of the “roadmap to safety.”

About Our Presenter

For the past 18 years Kimberly Beckstead, LCSW, 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.

Working with the DoD, Kimberly 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 San Diego county-wide. 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.

*Disclaimer: The content, opinions and materials provided in the private fee for service training provided by Kimberly Beckstead are those solely of the trainer Kimberly Beckstead and are not a reflection of, or affiliated with the federal government in any way

This course is suitable for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LFCCs, associates of the preceding categories, and students. This course is eligible for 6 continuing education credits. Online, via Zoom. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link at the time of registration.

$65 Central Coast-CAMFT Members
$45 Prelicensed Member
$75 for Non-Chapter Members
$45 General Admission (No CE Credits*)

For more information, please contact Kim Richards at or 805.458.8063.

Closing date for registration is October 22, 2023 at 10pm.

Unless otherwise specified, our courses meet the qualifications for hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Completion of this course earns a discount on liability insurance.  You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

The Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, Associates and students, MSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. The Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

While the Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT makes every effort to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there may be occasional issues with regard to presentations/workshops which will require intervention and/or action on the part of the board. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances.

When a participant files a grievance and expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken:

  1. The participant(s) will be asked to put concerns in writing (this can be in electronic form, such as an email).
  2. If the grievance concerns a presenter, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the grievance will be asked to put their comments in written format. The Board will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.
  3. If the grievance concerns a presentation/workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the Board will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the Board will:
  • provide a credit for a subsequent presentation/workshop or
  • provide a partial or full refund of the presentation/workshop fee

Refund Policy
Refund policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration seven days prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. The only exception will be for registrants who are unable to attend due to an emergency. If you need to cancel, please contact Chapter President Kim Richards within 10 days of the upcoming event at 805.458.8063 or email Kim Richards at

Special Accommodations
If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any of our events, please contact Chapter President Kim Richards within 10 days of the upcoming event at 805.458.8063 or email Kim Richards at
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