Validation in Times of Crisis
Join Kansas City Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program (KC SAPP) by Zoom on May 28, 2020 as we present: Validation in Times of Crisis.
Validation is an important and effective skill when used correctly. Clinicians with the best of intentions often find their clients experience invalidation, which can lead to resistance and non-adherence. Validation used properly results in clients feeling heard and understood, which produces change behavior and should not reinforce negative behaviors. When used with suicidal clients, validation can make the difference in moving clients toward a life worth living and safety planning. In times of crisis, validation can provide relief and enhance strengths. Join us in this live interactive program as we explore the importance of validation.
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to...
1. Understand how to use validation with suicidal clients or clients in crisis
2. Learn self-validation strategies to teach clients
3. Describe when, how, and why clients experience invalidation
Kathryn Brewer, PhD, LPC, CCTP, NCC is a visiting professor at University of Missouri and Kansas City’s school of counseling and educating psychology where she works with students on suicide issues. She does many trainings related to suicide and validation including those diagnosed with borderline personality issues and chronic physical conditions. She is a national certified counselor, certified clinical trauma professional and board certified telemental health provider.
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