2015 Annual Professional Development Day

Welcome to LMSPC’s 1st Annual Professional Development Day

LMSPC is proud to present Dr. Andrew Ekblad PhD. Clinical Psychologist for our first annual professional development day. Dr. Ekblad will be discussing recent research, protocols and techniques for working with individuals experiencing acute or chronic suicidality.

This PD Day will be of particular interest to professionals wishing to increase their competence and confidence responding to and managing  suicide risk.

When:  February 27, 2015,  9 am – 4 pm

Where: Goodwill Building 3rd Floor, 255 Horton Street London, ON

Cost:  $125/p  (includes lunch and snacks)

Learning objectives:

  1. Review of most recent research regarding identification of acute and ongoing suicide risk.
  2. Review of considerations for minimizing liability when working with people at risk of suicide.
  3. Review of crisis protocols designed to respond to suicidal and non-suicidal clinical cases.
  4. Instruction and practice of select Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills for use in responding to a suicide threat.

Learning methods:

  1. Lecture
  2. Group Discussion
  3. Attendee Practice
  4. Attendee and presenter led role-play

Attendees are invited to submit case examples of challenging situations to facilitate learning. Please submit case examples to Lynda at info@lmspc.ca. We may not be able to use all case examples. Usage will depend upon the number of case examples submitted.

Dr. Andrew Ekblad

Dr. Ekblad is a clinical physchologist with over a decade of experience in research, application and training other health care providers in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Dr. Ekblad has presented original research at international conferences and published academic articles on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), mindfullness, BPD, substance abuse and mentoring. His previous work includes the development of a suicide risk managemant protocol for responding to chronically suicidal individuals in hospital emergency departments. 

He is also Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at McMaster University and an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Waterloo. He regularly supervises a range of health care professionals including those in university, community and hospital settings and leads educational seminars and workshops on BPD and DBT throughout Canada. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University and completed his predoctoral intership at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).