SDS Seminars Online

Working with Suicidal Behaviour with Prof Paul Grantham



The day covers issues of a cognitive model of suicidal intent, assessing risk, strategic approaches to suicide prevention (short term and long term), along with a range of CBT interventions as they apply to Suicidal Intent. This one-day course can be taken as an independent stand-alone course or as a module of:

You can build up gradually your CBT training portfolio by attending all the courses within the programme at the pace that suits you. All your training hours will be calculated, recorded in an individual validated log and accumulated towards your full Diploma.

Issues covered include:

  • Definitions of depression – options and limitations
  • Beck’s Cognitive Theory of Depression and implications for treatment
  • Beck’s model of suicidality
  • Dispositional vulnerability factors
  • Impulsivity, problem solving deficits, over general memory style & belief strength
  • Therapeutic strategies
  • Identifying and strengthening reasons for living
  • Problem solving skills
  • Reducing impulsivity
  • Improving social support
  • Increasing compliance with other services

Course tutor

Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine, Accredited CBT Therapisty. With over 40 years of clinical experience, Paul is the Founder and Director of SDS, a bestselling author, an international presenter, and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.

Course structure

  • 4 Part Video of a full live training event
  • Full course materials as a PDF (downloadable)
  • Personalised Certificate for 7 CPD Hours