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Suicide Prevention: Roadmap to Safety

  • Monday, October 23, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • HYBRID: Presented virtually AND In-Person: Pine Ave Community Center, 3209 Harding Street, Carlsbad, CA


  • SDNC-CAMFT Members
  • SDNC-CAMFT Members


Kimberly Beckstead, LCSW presents:

Suicide Prevention: Roadmap to Safety


Monday, October 23, 2023

9:00am - 4:00pm

With (2) 15-minute breaks, and a 30-minute lunch

Earn (6) CE Credits**

Participants in this training will take away a new level of confidence in assessing 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.

Educational Goal: 

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.

Empower clinicians to start the difficult conversation about suicide using a trauma informed approach. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale and its administration with a suicidal patient. 
  • 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.
  • Describe at least 3 critical elements to be included in safety planning with a suicidal patient.
  • Define and differentiate between acute suicide risk and chronic suicide risk.
  • 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.
  • Identify at least 2 main components of the “roadmap to safety.”


$45 - Prelicensed

$50 - Members (Early Bird, before October 1)

$65 - Members (After October 1) 

$75 - Non-Members

Kimberly Beckstead, LCSW


Kimberly Beckstead is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. For the past 18 years Kimberly 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.

Over the years Kimberly has earned the reputation of being an innovative, out of the box thinker. Working with the DoD she 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 in all of San Diego County.

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.

*This is now being offered either virtually or In-Person.

If you choose to join the presentation virtually, a zoom link will be sent to you after registration.

If you choose to join the presentation in-person, this event will be hosted at Pine Ave Community Center

3209 Harding Street, Carlsbad, CA

**Fulfills the 6-hour CE requirement for licensure and the requirement for first renewal period training.

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