Stacey Freedenthal is a Denver psychotherapist, consultant, and associate professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work.
Now a therapist with a part-time private practice, she also has extensive clinical experience in crisis and suicide prevention settings. Her book, Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for Professionals, was published in September 2017 by Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis.
As an associate professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, she focuses her research and scholarship on suicide-related topics. She also teaches graduate courses on suicide prevention, mental health assessment, clinical social work theory and practice, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
She earned a Ph.D. in social work from Washington University, and a master’s in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. Before she became a clinical social worker, she worked as a staff writer for The Dallas Morning News.
In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:
- Stacey’s background and experience
- Bringing awareness to suicide
- Asking about suicide
- Common responses to someone who asks the question
- Asking about suicide in a way that reduces stigma
- The Spectrum of Suicidality
- Awareness through shame attenuation
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