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First Friday Forum Webinar: Black Male Suicide: Assessment and Intervention
Friday, January 08, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Category: First Friday Forums

Black Male Suicide: Assessment and Intervention

This program will be held virtually because of safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time the program is only available to attend live.

More details with instruction on how to view the webinar will be sent to all registrants the day before the program (1/7).

Friday, January 8, 2021 (Note: Second Friday of the month)

Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday Forums are cosponsored with the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department.

About the Program

This training specifically addresses the 100% increase since 1980, of black male suicide. As black males may present atypical suicide symptoms and behaviors, identifying often overlooked psychological, environmental, and socio-political factors is imperative in assessment and intervention.

This session is at the intermediate level and is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.

This session qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits. You must attend the full 3-hour program to get continuing education credit for the event.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Integrate and normalize clinical knowledge, of Black male mental health in their own practices.
  2. Complete culturally-competent assessments and interventions for black makes at suicide risk.
  3. List post-suicide ethics, boundaries and response protocols for African American care givers.

About the Presenter:

Willie Garrett, Ed.D., M.S., LP, CAEP, has worked as a licensed psychologist for forty years. His specialty is child-adolescent, but also generalist services with adults, elders, transracial adoption, rural cultures, trauma recovery, critical incidents, organization development, employee assistance, and counseling using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Garrett has been the director of several large integrated care behavioral health clinics; and Clinical Director of an international employee assistance service. Dr. Garrett was the 2020 MPA President, and maintains a small private practice. He has been on the board of Capella University, Adoptive Families of America, the Employee Assistance Society of North America, Minnesota-ABPsi, chair of the MPA Rural Division, and on the executive committee and governing council of MPA.

The speaker has indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you need disability related accommodations to make this event accessible, please contact the Metropolitan State University Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549, or [email protected]


To Register:

Click here to register online.

Click here to view and download a PDF program flyer and registration form.

Registration Pricing:

Type MPA Member Non-Member Student
Pricing $45 $65 $15


Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $5 handling fee, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least two working days before the scheduled program begins. 
No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.