• Friday, October 21, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Zoom Meeting
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Colleagues:  LCPCM regrets we are still unable to offer our wonderful luncheon and networking opportunities for this year’s Spring Conference. Nevertheless, we planned an informative day to meet your continuing education needs and to keep you abreast of the latest legislative and public policy issues effecting your practice. We hope you will join us.


“Crisis Intervention: Helping the High Risk Consumer

and Ensuring Community Safety”


A Panel from the Baltimore County Crisis Response System


“Attachment Based Family Therapy: a transdiagnostic approach to working with

families and troubled youth”.


Guy Diamond, PhD

The schedule for our on-line day together is as follows:

8:45AM  Opening and announcements

9:00AM  Morning Panel Presentation

12:00PM Lunch Break & Legislative Update (optional attendance-not for CEUs)

1:00PM   Afternoon Presentation by Dr. Guy Diamond

4PM to 4:15PM  Closing


Topics in Crisis Intervention:  Helping the High Risk Consumer and

Ensuring Public Safety

A panel of experts from the Baltimore County Crisis Response System will share their experiences while addressing the following comprehensive aspects of crisis intervention.

Defining a crisis

  •    Understanding consumer defined crisis vs identified risk
  •    Contributing factors and presentation/ symptoms

Basic steps in crisis intervention

  •   When a crisis turns into risk: Suicidality and Homicidality
  •   Suicide assessment and intervention
  •   Chronic vs acute risk factors

The Emergency Petition process

  •   Court ordered EP vs EP by a qualified professional
  •    Writing the EP
  •    PD response
  •    Communicating with the hospital
  •    Voluntary vs involuntary admission
  •    Follow up after discharge

Homicide/Violence risk assessment

  •    The pathway to violence
  •    Understanding chronic vs acute risk
  •    The limitations of behavioral health intervention in consumers with violence risk
  •    ERPO/MD Red Flag Laws


Guy Diamond Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Family Intervention Science at Drexel University. His primary work has been in the area of youth suicide prevention and treatment research. As a prevention scientist, he has created a program of training, screening and triage for non-behavioral health settings. As an intervention scientist, he and his colleagues have developed and tested Attachment-based Family Therapy, with a focus on youth suicide treatment. Along with his colleague, Dr. Suzanne Levy, Dr. Diamond has written the first book on ABFT, Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents published by the American Psychological Association.

This overview workshop reviews the theory, research, and clinical strategies of attachment- based family therapy (ABFT). ABFT is a manualized, empirically supported family therapy designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent depression and suicide. Tested with diverse families, including low-income and minority families, ABFT is a trust-based, emotion-focused, process-oriented brief therapy. The model is organized by five treatment tasks that provide directionality. Participants will learn how this model helps families repair interpersonal ruptures that have damaged trust and rebuild emotionally protective, secure parent– child relationships. First Dr. Guy Diamond will discuss the theory and re- search on ABFT. He will then review the 5 treatment tasks the provide the framework for ABFT.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the theoretical foundation of ABFT that guides therapists in therapy implementation.
  • Discuss the purpose of the five treatment tasks.
  • Describe the strategies used in the five treatment tasks.

Registration deadline is 11:59pm October 17, 2022.  A link to join the conference will be sent to your email approximately 24 to 48 hours before this event.


Conference Fees:
LCPCM Members: $95 
Non-Members: $135 
LGPC/Retired: $45 
Student: $35 (not for LCPCs or LGPCs)

Membership Fees*:
LCPC: $90
LGPC/Retired: $55 (not working as an LCPC)
LGPC: $45

Student: $25 (not for LCPCs or LGPCs)

*If you join when you register, you are eligible for the membership rate.

Note: A $15 cancellation fee will be charged for all refunds

Other Information:

6 CEU’s
Approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Social Work.

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