Crisis Counseling in Action

Xavier University's 45th Annual Conference 

January 15th and 16th, 2021

All Online Format via Zoom-Synchronous


Professionals: $100.00 

Students: $50.00

Friday, January 15, 2021


12:00-1:00pm Registration

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Community Crisis Intervention: A Collaborative Approach

Dennis Moell, Jr., LISW-S

During this time of social unrest and demands for equal justice, this timely program examines the collaborative efforts of mental health professionals and law enforcement professionals as they provide assistance to individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The program will explore the manner by which the development and implementation of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training and the establishment of community Mobile Crisis teams and Crisis Hotline teams can better serve and protect individuals who are interacting with law enforcement. The program will also look to the future as the public demands innovative law enforcement reform that will lead to more positive outcomes for the communities that are being served.


Saturday, January 16, 2021


8:15-8:45am– Registration & Sign-In

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8:45am –Noon

Suicide Assessment: Ethical Practices to Avoid Malpractice in a Telehealth Environment

Jason M. McGlothlin, Ph.D., LPCC-S

Working with suicidal clients have been found to be one of the most difficult and anxiety producing aspects of counseling. It has also shown to produce the highest cases of malpractice and litigation within the mental health field. In addition, research has shown that assessing and treating suicidal clients in a telehealth setting creates higher levels of stress and worry in a telehealth setting than in face-to-face settings. Given all of this, this presentation contextualize suicide in a telehealth environment. The presenter will describe new trends in suicide, ethical practices in telehealth, and ways to protect clinicians against malpractice in a telehealth environment. Furthermore, an evidenced-based, comprehensive model for suicide assessment will be presented based on a study of over 80,000 suicidal individuals. Attendees will have opportunities to consider ways to adopt new suicide assessments and treatments in their own practice.


12:00-1:00pm- Lunch



Crisis Responding in the Schools and Community: Assisting Those in Need after a Tragedy

Randy Siler, Ph.D.

 This presentation will provide participants with information on engaging with schools and communities in the aftermath of a traumatic event, and effectively providing postvention activities for those affected by the crisis. Participants will learn about a successful model for intervening with individuals, small groups, and large groups. The Clermont County Crisis Response Team (CCCRT) has actively and successfully assisted schools and communities in crisis for over 25 years. The CCCRT uses a model loosely based on procedures used by the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA), and integrates school-based and community based caregivers in the provision of assistance. Additional topics covered include special considerations for dealing with the media, and necessary response modifications in the aftermath of a suicide.

Continuing Education:

Waybridge Counseling will be providing 9 total CEU credits for these workshop.  Waybridge is a Continuing Education Provider for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapy Board. Continuing Education offered for counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists: (Provider RCST031802).



Anderson Office

4030 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Rd

Suite 102

Cincinnati, OH 45255



Blue Ash Office

10945 Reed Hartman Highway

Suite 302

Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Mariemont Office

5725 Dragon Way

Suite 301B

Cincinnati, Ohio 45227


  • Anxiety

  • Mediation/Anger management 

  • Depression

  • Suicide ideation

  • Self-harm and cutting

  • Substance Abuse

  • Addictions counseling

  • Oppositional and disruptive behavior in children

  • Grief and loss

  • Children impacted by divorce

  • Pre-marital & marriage counseling

  •  infidelity treatment

  • Treatment and support for LGBTQ populations

  • Gender Identity counseling, including transgender and gender nonconforming populations

  • Sexual trauma/Sexual Assault

  • Eating Disorders

  • Domestic violence/Partner violence

  • Wellness counseling

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