Suicide Prevention Conference

3rd Annual Suicide Prevention Conference
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Water’s Edge Events Center: Belcamp, MD + Virtual
8:00am – 4:00pm ET

Breakfast and lunch provided!

Registration Information

Register Now!

Follow the link above and choose either yourself or registering for someone else. You will then need to select your registration type (listed below). Please note that Department of VA registrants must be current employees; retired VA would register as a Community Provider. 

  • Community Provider (In-person) – $140.00
  • Dept. of VA Provider (In-person) – $70.00
  • Community Provider (virtual) – $95.00
  • Dept of VA (virtual) – $55.00

APA Certificate fee – $10.00 additional

Topics and Speakers

Opening Remarks – Presented by Kat Olbrich, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Why People Die by Suicide
 – Presented by Dr. Thomas Joiner, Florida State University
Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Suicide Prevention
 – Presented by Dr. Abby Mandel, The Catholic University of America
The Intersection Between Trauma, Grief, and Suicidality – Presented by Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C, UMD Upper Chesapeake Health

SPC22 Session Abstracts, Learning Objectives and Speaker Bios

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our sponsors help us make this conference a success! You can view our sponsor packages at the link below, or if you would like more information, please contact [email protected] 

SPC22 Sponsorship Opportunities

Continuing Education

As continuing education offerings are finalized, they will be announced here. Please check back regularly for updates. 

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
“Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program. This training qualifies for 6.0 Category 1 continuing education credits.”

Maryland Nurses Association

“Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.” CHEP designates this activity as a maximum of 6.0 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
“Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6140. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.” CHEP Designates this program as a maximum 6.0 NBCC CE hours.

American Psychological Association (APA) – “Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.” CHEP designates this program as a maximum of 6.0 APA CE hours.

Attendance, Evaluations and Certificates 

For those attending in person, you must sign in at the registration desk in order to receive credit. Sign-in sheets will be available starting at 7:30am and will be available until 8:30am, after which time you will no longer be able to sign in for credit, but are welcome to attend the conference for educational purposes.

For those attending online, the webinar system will track your attendance for the program day. You are expected to attend 90% of the content hour portions of the day in order to receive credit. Any attendee who falls below the 90% threshold for attendance will not receive credit for the training. Please plan to log-in to the training using a computer; calling into the training may result is a lower attendance score. 

An evaluation will be emailed to attendees who completed the training within one week of the program’s completion. Certificates will generate upon submission of that evaluation. CHEP does not and will not issue partial credit certificates.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations for the Suicide Prevention Conference must be made no later than one week prior to the program date, and refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee. No refund option will be available for cancellations made less than one week prior to the program date. No-show registrants will forfeit any payment made for the program. CHEP does not offer vouchers for cancellations for these conferences.

Target Audiences

This conference is geared towards the following disciplines: addiction counselors, certified counselors, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, and students. Targeted audience does not guarantee specific discipline credit; please review the above continuing education section for full CEU listing.

Contact Information

Please direct any questions or concerns to:
[email protected]