BHN Recorded Webinar:
“Understanding Suicide: What Dietitians Need to Know but are Afraid to Ask”
June 25, 2019
Webinar presented by: Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS
Synopsis: Suicidality is relatively common in mental health disorders. However, dietitians typically have limited training on working with suicidal clients. This presentation will provide training specific to dietitians on treating clients with acute and chronic suicidality. Attendees will be guided on a journey into the suicidal mind, so that they can understand the factors that interplay to place individuals at risk for suicidality. Interventions within dietetic scope of practice will be reviewed with a focus on collaboration with the therapist and/or psychiatrist. The goal of the presentation is to equip and empower dietitians to address suicidality with competence, confidence, and compassion.
- Participants will be able to describe an etiological model that explains the factors that converge to place clients at risk for suicide
- Participants will be able to describe the suicidal mind and its impact on treatment and nutrition rehabilitation.
- Participants will be able to describe interventions within dietitian scope of practice in working with clients with suicidality.
1.0 CPEU credit pending approval by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
CPE level: 2
8.3.1 Maintains the knowledge and skill to manage a variety of disease states and clinical conditions.
1.2 Works within personal and professional limitations and abilities
4.1.4 Demonstrates effective, appropriate and timely consultation with experts and others.
9.6 Uses effective counseling and coaching skills and strategies in practice.
10.2.10 Monitors and identifies factors affecting patient progress in meeting goals.
Learning Needs Codes:
5320 Psychiatric disorders, anxiety
1010 Career Planning, Standards of Practice, Standards of Professional Performance, Scope of Dietetic Practice Framework
6020 Counseling, therapy, and facilitation skills
3020 Assessment of target groups, populations
Speaker Biography: Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS
Dr. Nicole Siegfried is the Chief Clinical Officer for Alsana Eating Recovery Communities. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) and a licensed clinical psychologist. She also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has treated eating disorders for over 20 years. She is an international speaker and has published research, magazine articles, and book chapters in the field of eating disorders and suicide. Dr. Siegfried is president of the Alabama Regional Chapter of IAEDP. She is chair of the Research Committee for the Residential Eating Disorder Consortium (REDC). She is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) and former Co-Chair of the Eating Disorders and Suicide Prevention AED Special Interest Group.
Cost: FREE LIVE for members; Recording + CEU $25 non-member; $10 for members if not pre-registered.
*NOTE: CPEU documentation and the webinar recording are available to non-members for a $25.00 fee. Members who do not pre-register for the live event may purchase the recording and CPEU documentation for on-demand viewing at a reduced member only price of $10