Webinar: When A Client is Suicidal: The Role of the Dietitian
In many practice contexts, dietitians may find themselves supporting someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts or intent. However, given a lack of training opportunities, dietitians are often left feeling confused and concerned as to how to best support their client. In this webinar, we will discuss:
- Understanding the client’s risk of suicide
- The duty to warn and when it might apply
- Strategies for dietitians to manage their own level of distress and discomfort
All registrants will receive access to the webinar recording, transcript, and resources.
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Josée Sovinsky (she/her) is a Registered Dietitian, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), and co-founder of Blossom Counselling Centre. She works with adults of all genders with eating disorders, anxiety, ADHD, body shame, and self-esteem struggles. Her practice is grounded in principles of trauma-informed care, social justice, fat positivity, and person-centered care. She supports clients to find ways to nourish and care for themselves compassionately and flexibly. She encourages them to start where they are and work on making small meaningful changes to create a more peaceful relationship with food, their body, and themselves. Outside of her work, Josée loves to perform and is involved in community musical theatre. She loves reading historical fiction, re-watching episodes of Star Trek, baking French Canadian desserts, and discovering new flavours of tea.