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Saturday, September 16 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Suicide Risk Assessment and Malpractice Prevention

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Suicide is the leading cause of mental health malpractice. The Joint Commission noted that insufficient patient assessment is the root cause in over 80% of suicidal deaths. One-half of inpatient suicides result in a lawsuit. This session will provide the latest research on risk and protective factors for suicide. Persons who have decided to commit suicide view their therapist as adversaries rather than allies. The implications of this for assessment of suicidal patients will be delineated.

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Phillip J. Resnick, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University Philip Resnick, MD, served as a consultant in many high-profile cases, including those of Jeffrey Dahmer, Susan Smith, Timothy McVeigh, Andrea Yates, Scott Peterson, Casey Anthony, Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber, and James... Read More →

Saturday September 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am CDT
Hall E-1 The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70130