1 2007 FLORIDA SUICIDE PREVENTION SYMPOSIUM EMBASSY SUITES TAMPA - USF 3705 SPECTRUM BLVD NOVEMBER 6-7, 2007 Hosted by: The Governor s Office of Drug Control & The Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention PARTNERSHIPS for Saving Lives
2 Suicide Prevention Symposium PLANNING COMMITTEE Terri Sue Aldridge-Russell Supervisor of Prevention Services DISC Village, Inc. Jackie Beck Mental Health Program Office Florida Department of Children and Families Dr. Gene Cash Director, School Psychology Assessment and Consultation Center Nova Southeastern University, Center for Psychological Studies Sponsored by: Governor s Office of Drug Control Department of Children and Families Department of Corrections Mark Fontaine Executive Director Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association Erin MacInnes Director Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention Joy Mills President Smart Strategies Ellen Piekalkiewicz Executive Director Florida Substance Abuse and Mental Health Corporation Dr. Dan Reidenberg Executive Director SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices Education) Steve Roggenbaum Faculty, Assistant in Research USF, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute Dennis Ross President Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Dr. Deborah Simkin Residency Director University of South Alabama Psychiatric Department Lorie Simmons Florida Southeast Area Director American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Harbor Behavioral Health Care Institute Florida National Guard Drug Demand Reduction Department of Juvenile Justice Department of Elder Affairs Substance Abuse and Mental Health Corporation Supported by: Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association Dr. Rajiv Tandon Chief of Psychiatry, Mental Health Program Office Florida Department of Children and Families
3 Featured Presenters Include William H. Janes Director Governor s Office of Drug Control Assistant Secretary, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Florida Department of Children and Families Read Sulik, MD, FAAP Medical Director Child and Adolescent Psychiatry St. Cloud Hospital David Shern, MD President Mental Health America Rajiv Tandon, MD, MS Chief of Psychiatry, Mental Health Program Office Florida Department of Children and Families
4 Featured Presenters Discussing the Latest Research in Suicide Prevention Mary L. Azoy, MA, LPC, CPT Director of Community Education and Crisis Response CrisisLink Kelly Posner, PhD PI FDA/Columbia Antidepressant Safety Project Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Columbia University Fran Gatlin, EdS, NCSP School Psychologist Fairfax County Public Schools Jeff Randall, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Medical University of South Carolina Terence T. Gorski, MA, MAC, CAP President and Founder The CENAPS Corporation Dan Reidenberg, PsyD, FAPA Executive Director Suicide Awareness Voices of Education John Kevin Hines Attempt Survivor Professional Speaker José A. Rey, PharmD, BCPP Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences Nova Southeastern University Richard Lieberman Suicide School Psychologist Suicide Prevention Unit Coordinator Los Angeles Unified School District Deborah Simkin, MD Residency Director University of South Alabama Psychiatric Department Joanna Locke, MD, MPH Program Director Jed Foundation Angela Vickers, JD, RPS, MTASCP Mental Health Advocate and Educator AngelaVickers.Net Denise Pazur Senior Editor and Publisher Advancing Suicide Prevention Aaron D. Werbel, PhD, LCDR Behavioral Health Affairs Officer Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps Ellen Piekalkiewicz, MA Executive Director Florida Substance Abuse and Mental Health Corporation
5 Schedule of Events Tuesday, November 6 8:00 am 9:00 am Registration/Coffee service Opening Plenary Session 9:00 am 10:30 am Advancing Florida s Suicide Prevention Efforts William H. Janes, Director, Governor s Office of Drug Control Suicide Prevention: Leading the Way in Public Mental Health David Shern, President, Mental Health America A Collaborative Care Approach to Adolescent Depression: What Every Primary Care Provider, Mental Health Professional and Parent Needs to Know Read Sulik, Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, St. Cloud Hospital 10:30 am 11:00 am Refreshment Break/Poster Session 4 Concurrent Workshops - Choose One 11:00 am 12:30 pm State of the Science - Antidepressants, Suicidality and Assessment: A View From the Front Lines Kelly Posner, PhD, PI FDA/ Columbia Antidepressant Safety Project, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University Collaborating at the Community and State Level to Improve Mental Healthcare for Children and Adolescents Read Sulik, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, St Cloud Hospital Promoting Suicide Prevention: How Social Marketing Can Enhance Your Coalition-Building Efforts Denise Pazur, Senior Editor and Publisher, Advancing Suicide Prevention Bridging the Gap: Working with the Faith Community to Prevent Suicide - Mary L. Azoy, M.A., LPC, CPT, Director of Community Education and Crisis Response, CrisisLink - Fran Gatlin, EdS, NCSP, School Psychologist, Fairfax County Public Schools 12:30 pm 1:45 pm Luncheon 2:00 pm 3:30 pm PREPaRE Richard Lieberman, School Psychologist, Suicide Prevention Unit Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District 4 Concurrent Workshops - Choose One Research Based Public Awareness at the Local Level Dan Reidenberg, PsyD, FAPA, Executive Director, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education Emotional Distress on College Campus: Confronting the Problem Joanna Locke, MD, MPH, Program Director, The Jed Foundation 3:30 pm 3:45 pm Refreshment Break/Poster Session 4 Concurrent Workshops - Choose One 3:45 pm 5:15 pm The Cutting Edge: Responding to Self- Injurious Students at School Richard Lieberman, School Psychologist, Suicide Prevention Unit Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District Communication Planning and Suicide Prevention: Know Where You Are Going and How to Get There Denise Pazur, Senior Editor and Publisher, Advancing Suicide Prevention Risk and Protective Factors for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse - Dr. Deborah Simkin, Residency Director, University of South Alabama Psychiatric Department - Ellen Piekalkiewicz, Executive Director, Florida Substance Abuse and Mental Health Corporation Substance Abuse and Suicide Across the Lifespan Terence T. Gorski, MA, MAC, NCAC, Florida CAP, President and Founder, The CENAPS Corporation Teaching Our Nation the Truth about Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention Angela Vickers, JD, RPS, MTASCP, Mental Health Advocate and Educator, AngelaVickers.Net
6 Schedule of Events Wednesday, November 7 8:30 am 9:00 am Registration/Coffee service 9:00 am 10:00 am From Genes and Environment to Behavior: Understanding The Neurobiology of Suicidality Rajiv Tandon, MD, Chief of Psychiatry, Mental Health Program Office, Department of Children and Families 10:00 am 10:15 am Refreshment Break/Poster Session 10:15 am 12:15 pm Psychotherapeutic Medications and Suicidal Behavior José A. Rey, PharmD, BCPP, Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nova Southeastern University Plenary Session 4 Concurrent Workshops - Choose One Stop Speaking Shrink: Suicide Prevention for Service Members and Veterans Aaron D. Werbel, PhD, LCDR, MSC, USN, Behavioral Health Affairs Officer, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps Moving Beyond a Suicide Attempt: Triumph Over Adversity From Surviving to Thriving - Dan Reidenberg, PsyD, FAPA, Executive Director, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education - John Kevin Hines, Attempt Survivor, Professional Speaker Family Involvement/ Multisystemic Therapy Approach for Families Dealing with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues Jeff Randall, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
7 Conference Highlights WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The Florida Suicide Prevention Symposium Addresses Issues Relevant to: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Clinicians Counselors and School Personnel Parents and Community Members Higher Education Faculty Pastoral Counselors and Faith-Based Organizations Youth Serving Professionals Clinical Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapist Psychologists POSTER SESSION PRESENTATIONS New this year, limited space will be available for poster sessions. These sessions will provide an opportunity for presenters to share information and answer questions about suicide prevention. Poster session presentations take the form of an exhibit and are delivered primarily through the use of dramatic visual displays. One 4 x 8 standing poster board will be provided for each approved presenter. Access to electrical outlets is not available unless arranged by the presenter(s) directly with the hotel. Deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. (EST) October 5, A reduced registration cost of $75 will allow you to attend all sessions of the two day symposium as long as you are available to answer questions on your poster during all scheduled breaks. Presenters are encouraged to have ample handout materials available for participants. Coalitions and academicians are encouraged to showcase their work! This is a great opportunity to: NEW THIS YEAR! Present the latest research in suicide Highlight current, effective suicide prevention activities in your community Highlight educational programs that have been successful in your area To download the Call-for-Posters application, visit or for more information contact Saad Ouahidi at CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS/CONTACT HOURS: Up to an estimated 9.5 CEUs/Contact Hours are available for full symposium attendance Tuesday, November 6, 2007 and Wednesday, November 7, CEUs/ Nursing Contact Hours are offered through: Florida Certification Board (FCB # A-001). Credit will be available based on course content. FADAA is a board-approved provider (CE Provider # ) for: Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (Exp. 3/31/08). Continuing Education Units. Florida Board of Nursing (Exp. 10/31/09). Contact Hours. NEW THIS YEAR! The Suicide Prevention Symposium will offer continuing education units (CEUs) for IFPCC Certified Professional Pastoral Counselors through a collaboration with the International Fellowship of Pastoral Counselors and Chaplains.
8 Conference Highlights The Suicide Prevention Symposium will offer continuing education units (CEUs) for Pscychologists through a collaboration with Nova Southern University s Center for Psychological Studies. NEW THIS YEAR! CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION Psychologists: Nova Southeastern University s Center for Psychological Studies is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. Nova Southeastern University maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists: Nova Southeastern University s Center for Psychological Studies is approved by the state of Florida s Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling to offer continuing education. Provider number: BAP# 330, Exp. 03/31/09. School psychologists: Nova Southeastern University s Center for Psychological Studies is approved by the state of Florida s Board of Medical Therapies/Psychology, Office of School Psychology, to offer continuing education. Provider number: SCE# 11, Exp. 11/30/07. ABOUT THE SPONSORS Nova Southeastern University s Center for Psychological Studies is dedicated to providing the highest quality education to its students, superior mental health care services to the community, and research contributions to the mental health sciences. The center offers two American Psychological Association-approved doctoral programs (Ph.D. and Psy.D.) in clinical psychology and an APA-approved internship program. The center also offers master s programs in mental health counseling and school guidance and counseling, a specialist program in school psychology, and a master s program in clinical psychopharmacology. NOTICES OF ACCREDITATION, MEMBERSHIP, AND NONDISCRIMINATION Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia : Telephone number ) to award associates, bachelor s, master s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. The Center for Psychological Studies doctoral program and Psychology Services Center are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC , (202) ). Additionally, the Center for Psychological Studies sponsors the Consortium Internship Program, which is a member of the Association of Psychological and Postdoctoral Internship Centers (APPIC). Nova Southeastern University admits students of any race, color, sex, age, nondisqualifying disability, religion or creed, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school, and does not discriminate in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES Tabletop exhibits and program advertising are available for those who sponsor the 2007 Florida Suicide Prevention Symposium. For more information contact Saad Ouahidi at THREE CONVENIENT WAYS TO REGISTER FOR THE SYMPOSIUM: 1. Online: Register online at 2. Mail: Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association 2868 Mahan Drive, Suite 1 Tallahassee, Florida Fax: (850)
9 Hotel Accommodations There is a special rate for symposium attendees at the Embassy Suites- USF. Please make your reservations with the Embassy Suites-USF as soon as possible by contacting the hotel directly at (813) and ask for the Suicide Prevention Symposium block to receive the special group rate. Rate: $109 single/double occupancy plus applicable taxes Hotel Reservation Discount Deadline: Saturday, October 6, 2007 After that date, rooms will no longer be available at the special rate. In order not to be charged tax, employees of tax-exempt agencies must supply proof of tax exemption upon check-in and make payment with a company check or credit card. Embassy Suites USF 3705 Spectrum Blvd Tampa, FL (813) (813) fax Embassy Suites Tampa USF offers spacious and affordable multiroom suites, equipped with a separate living area. In-room amenities such as coffee makers, microwaves, and refrigerators add convenience and will help you stretch your dollars by not having to go out to eat for every meal. Start your morning off with Embassy Suites delicious, complimentary breakfast, offering a choice of either a hot buffet or made-to-order entrees. Additionally, each suite offers two telephones with voice mail, data ports, two remote-control televisions, and Sony Play Stations. You can unwind in the well-equipped fitness center, whirlpool, or sun drenched outdoor pool. Finish the day with a complimentary nightly manager s reception with beverages and snacks. This event is a great way to relax and network with your colleagues. Why Should You Stay at the Embassy Suites-USF? We encourage you to stay at the symposium hotel and when making your reservation, identify yourself as a 2007 Suicide Prevention Symposium attendee. It is by contracting rooms for our attendees that we can significantly reduce hotel charges for meeting room rental and meals. We work hard to negotiate the best hotel rates and keep other conference expenses down in order to keep registration fees as low as possible. We greatly appreciate your help in this endeavor.
10 Registration Form Name: Agency: Address: City: State: Zip Code: Telephone: Fax: Full Symposium Registration Fees: $125 Payment Information Check one: Bill Agency P.O. Number: Check enclosed (Make checks payable to FADAA) Bill my credit card (Complete information below. Print clearly.) Visa or MC (circle one) Cardholder s Name: Exp. Date: Card #: Signature: Date: Please check here if you have special access or dietary needs. Attach to this registration form a full description of your needs. FADAA must be informed of your special needs by October 26, 2007 in order to accommodate them. Mail with payment to: Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association 2868 Mahan Drive, Suite 1 Tallahassee, FL You may register by fax if using credit card/purchase orders only: or register online at or