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ISPIC Suicide Prevention Showcase

Friday, December 7th 2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Event Description

The Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium (ISPIC) and the Central Illinois Area Health Education Center will present a suicide prevention showcase Friday, December 7 at the Illinois State University Alumni Center from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. This continuing professional development opportunity will feature a keynote by Karen Stipp, Ph.D. and Kyle Miller, Ph.D. titled, “Working with trauma-affected and suicidal youth: Building personal and team resilience.”

The keynote will be followed by presentations by doctoral psychology interns of six prevention programs included in the Registry of Evidence-Based Prevention Practices or Best Practices Registry and an example of one community’s culturally responsive program to reduce teen deaths by suicide. Lunch will be provided.

Attendees may be eligible for 5.5 ISBE & IDPR credits (Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors) upon completion. The cost to attend this event is $90 (Students $25).

Presenter Bios:

Karen Stipp was a school social worker in Illinois and Indiana before earning her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas. She is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Illinois State University.

Kyle Miller was a teacher in Boston before returning to graduate school to earn her EdM in Risk and Prevention and PhD in Human Development and Family Studies.  She is an associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at Illinois State University.

Drs. Stipp and Miller observed high rates of burnout in their professions, and in other professions that provide direct services to vulnerable populations. In response, they developed self-care modules for use in undergraduate classrooms. They also conduct self-care workshops for helping and teaching professionals in the workforce.

ISPIC currently has 14 interns training in schools and other child-serving settings in Illinois where they are directly involved in working with youth engaging in suicidal thought and self-injury. .  ISPIC has trained over 260 interns, approximately half from universities in other states, the majority of whom remain in Illinois. Brenda J. Huber, PhD, ABPP, Training Director

Learning Objectives:

Consider self-care as an antidote to stress and trauma, for school professionals and the youth they serve
Identify and explore self-care practices for building and sustaining personal & team resilience
Reflect on current stress-management strategies; Create or update self-care plans for building and sustaining resilience
Recognize active ingredients in evidence-based suicide prevention programs and consider applying them in culturally relevant ways with one’s population and setting.

Register online.

Questions may be directed to 309-438-5629.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Alumni Center
1101 N. Main Street
Normal, IL
(309) 438-4781