Chief Nursing Officer to Present Houston-area Workshop on Suicide Risk

Monday, April 22, 2013
Menninger’s Chief Nursing Officer Pam Greene, PhD, RN, who is also senior vice president of Patient Care Services, will present the workshop “Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals” Saturday, May 18.
The one-day workshop is designed to help clinicians learn more about assessing a patient’s suicide risk, planning treatment and managing the care of clients who are at risk for suicide. Objectives include how to:
  • Manage the provider’s own reactions to suicide
  • Maintain a collaborative stance with patients at risk
  • Collaborate with the patient on developing an emergency plan
  • Help a patient express suicide ideation, behavior and plans
  • Judge the risk of a patient attempting or completing suicide
  • Develop a treatment plan that addresses the patient’s immediate, acute and longer term suicide ideation and risk for suicide
Dr. Greene has been certified by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center as a trainer and has been a trainer and speaker on suicide prevention for more than a decade.
Sponsored by the Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of Houston, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and the American Association of Suicidology, the workshop will offer continuing education credits for social workers, certified counselors, psychologists and nurses.
Registration ends May 1. For more information, contact Linda Barloon at, Sara Wood at, Wanda Hilliard at or Bernadette Williams at
The workshop will take place at the Adult Learning Center, 13150 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77079 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.