This presentation will cover more than "13 Reasons Why" teens consider suicide. The aim will be to help therapists and professionals understand risk factors that are involved in teen suicide issues, obtain knowledge regarding developmental issues during adolescence related to suicidal thinking and behaviors, gain awareness of protocols, assessment, intervention, and treatment options, as well as to develop knowledge of resources available to assist at-risk teens.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Connie Siciliano Avila is a licensed psychologist and professional counselor supervisor. She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Texas Women's University. She has worked in clinical (psychiatric hospital and addiction residential) and non-clinical (university counseling and private practice) settings. Currently, Dr. Connie provides psychological services in her private practice at MindSprouts Personal Growth Therapy, LLC and Deer Oaks. Most recently, at University Behavioral Healthcare of Denton, she was Trauma Program Director for the inpatient unit. Previously, at Timberlawn Mental Health System in Dallas, she acted as an administrator of the Trauma Partial Hospitalization Program under the direction of Colin A. Ross, MD. Also, she acted as a case manager at Santé Center for Healing to obtain addiction treatment experience. She has experience working with teens, adults, couples, families, and groups. Lastly, she provides multiple services, such as supervision, consultations, presentations, and contract work.