Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Post-Institute Presenter

Suicide & Risk Assessment


Estela Andujo, PhD   

Dr. Estela Andujo is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Southern California, Suzanne Dworak- Peck, School of Social Work. She is a member of the USC Children Youth and Family Department where she teaches behavioral mental health theory and clinical practice courses. Dr. Andujo is a widely recognized expert and trainer on child and family psychotherapy and regularly speaks, coaches, and trains on topics related to clinical practice such as DSM 5, Clinical Supervision, LCSW Licensure, Law & Ethics, Gender & Gender Nonconforming Children and Trauma-informed Practices via the use of Sensory based techniques. She has expertise in integrating expressive arts and play therapy with children, adolescents and their families in clinical settings.

Dr. Andujo maintains a clinical affiliation with varied mental health facilities in Los Angeles county, having worked in a variety of capacities with children, adolescents and their families involved in the mental health system, as clinical therapist, clinical supervisor and clinical program director. Dr. Andujo’s clinical work and research has focused on mental health challenges and clinical practice with children, adolescents and their families.

As a Faculty Mentor, Dr. Andujo provides professional supervision for Social Work Students/Interns in their role as Navigators in the Multidisciplinary Stop Diabetes in its Tracks program in Pomona. In that capacity she participates as a member of the Navigation Task Force assisting with planning and coordination of the project.

Post-Institute Suicide Prevention Training

February 3, 2021

8:30 - 3:30 PT / 11:30 - 6:30 ET

  REGISTER  --  Limited to 40  


Suicide Risk & Assessment

Meets CA state requirements.

This training looks at suicide risk assessment and prevention in clinical practice with children and adolescents. The training will review current research on the standard of care for assessing suicide, suicide prevention, and intervention focusing on high-risk populations with consideration and inclusion of gender, race, ethnicity, and age factors. Evidenced Based practices effective at reducing suicide such as safety plans, cognitive/behavioral therapy and narratives will be explored as viable options for intervention with high risk populations. The effects of working with a suicidal client upon the therapist will also be addressed.


Research and suicide



Legal Mandates


1.       Identify 4 risk factors for suicide in children and adolescents.
2.       Identify examples of intervention strategies for high risk suicidal clients.
3.       List 4 critical factors to include in a suicide risk assessment with

4.       Identify the components of the standard of care in suicide risk


This training meets the new mandatory 6-CEU requirement from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention training for: 

1. LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs renewing their license on or after January 1, 2021

2. Associates applying for their LCSW, LMFT or LPCC on or after January 1, 2021

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